• Daniel in front of the Capitol Building, Washington DC
    North America Travel

    Going Congress Crazy on Capitol Hill

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Despite having been to Washington D.C. more than five times now, I had never seen the Capitol Building. So despite my most recent trip there being more focused on finding hidden gems, I knew that we had to rectify this tragedy. Thus, on my final full day in DC, Daniel and I signed up for another of Free Tours by Foot’s walking tours. Unfortunately, this tour was a little bit less food-based, but…

  • Cupcake Sweet Lobby Eastern Market DC
    Budget Travel,  North America Travel

    Eating Our Way Through Eastern Market

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Anyone who knows me knows I love a good dessert. Cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts… You name it, it’s likely I’m in love with it. So when I saw that Free Tours by Foot offered a History and Desserts walking tour of the Eastern Market neighborhood in D.C., I knew I had found my calling as a future tour guide (I am also a huge history nerd). Daniel and I signed up for their…

  • Yara Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Cafe Georgetown
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    Gorgeous Georgetown (and a Crazy Cute Cat Cafe!)

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! There are lots of places in the world that I would gladly live in if I had the money. Georgetown — easily my favourite neighborhood in the Washington D.C. area — is one of those places. I had my first introduction to Georgetown more than a year ago, when my boyfriend and I met up with a friend of ours from the German language immersion summer camp that we work at (Which…

  • AVA Whitewater Rafting Idaho Springs Colorado
    North America Travel

    Washing Away Anxiety and Whitewater Rafting

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! I’ve never been much of a risk taker. In general, if something’s not 100% safe, you won’t find me doing it. Now, I know what you’re thinking. From what I normally write on this blog, you might assume that I am always up for an adventure. And it’s true. I am. As long as that adventure is safe and promises to be in no way life threatening. Life threatening adventures aren’t exactly…

  • Stanley Hotel Estes Park Colorado
    North America Travel

    The Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour: Everything You Need to Know

    There are ghosts on the Stanley Hotel ghost tour, and I experienced them first hand. How’s that for a cold open? As I opened up the word doc to start writing this post about my experience on the Stanley Hotel Ghost Tour, it started pouring down rain. If that doesn’t clue you in on how real this sh*t is, I don’t know what will. You might want to go hide under your favorite blanket folks because things are about to get spooky.   Do you believe in ghosts? ????⠀ ⠀ I never thought I did, but then I took a tour of the Stanley Hotel (aka where Stephen King came…

  • Emerald Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
    North America Travel

    Finding Radiance in the Rocky Mountains // Hiking Emerald Lake Trail

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Finding radiance in Rocky Mountain National Park is not a hard thing to do. After all, it’s a part of the most beautiful mountain range in the world. But, having not been there since I was a kid, I was determined to find the most beautiful part of Rocky Mountain National Park that I could. And I think I did a pretty good job (and by I, I mean Madison, because she did…