<
content top

A leisurely stroll in Russell, New Zealand

A leisurely stroll in Russell, New Zealand

Two weeks into our visit to New Zealand, we finally felt well enough to make it out to visit Russell. Formerly known as Kororāreka, it was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. It is situated in the Bay of Islands, in the far north of the North Island.  To get to Russell, you can take a long round-about drive up a peninsula to get there, or you can take a ferry. There are...

Read More

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

No visit to Switzerland is complete without a scenic tour around Lake Lucerne. Jared wanted to drive the circumference of the entire lake, and we also stopped for a nice walk through the city of Lucerene. We were immediately drawn to the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), which is an eye-catching landmark that crosses diagonally over the Reuss River. The bridge was originally built in the 14th century as part...

Read More

Multnomah Falls near Portland Oregon

Multnomah Falls near Portland Oregon

If you’re driving East on I-84 from Portland (about 30 minutes away along the Columbia River), you can’t help but notice the towering Multnomah Falls cascading down the the cliffs next to the freeway. I first saw these falls twelve years ago when Jared whisked me away to the Oregon Coast for our honeymoon. We didn’t stop then…and, in fact, I’ve never been able to get him to...

Read More

My first time golfing – Crescent Bar, WA

My first time golfing – Crescent Bar, WA

I’ve never been golfing before. I’ve been hesitant to try–as I’m not always the most coordinated with my hands. I grew up as a soccer player–and feet–I can handle–but hands? Clubs? Ack! My husband’s family is from Central Washington, and nearby to his hometown is the tourist destination of Crescent Bar–a little island on the Columbia River, just off of...

Read More

Bali’s Mother Temple of Besakih

Bali’s Mother Temple of Besakih

After visiting the Holy Spring Water Temple, the Coffee Plantation, and swinging by Lake Batur, we continued further East until we reached a parking area for the Mother Temple of Besakih, which is located on the slopes of Mount Agung (Gunung Agung—check out a map of Bali and you’ll see it nearly to the Eastern tip). We were entranced by the beautiful selection of sarong fabrics, but having already...

Read More

A Love Affair with Pineapples at the Dole Plantation

A Love Affair with Pineapples at the Dole Plantation

I admit, I’ve always had a love affair with pineapple. Growing up I had never had fresh pineapple (that’s what growing up in the Midwest will do to you), but I loved my canned Dole pineapple. I would open a can of crushed pineapple and freeze it in a Tupperware. Then, each morning I would hack away at it with a fork for breakfast. Totally weird—I know. So, I was really excited when we were offered an...

Read More
content top
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers