Berlin’s Botanic Garden & Botanical Museum is home to more than 20,000 stunning flowering plants, as well as a castle shaped glasshouse that represents the more than 20,000 individual castles found scattered around Germany. This exceptional garden educates visitors on both native plant species as well as endangered plants, which serves to foster a deeper appreciation of nature and the environment, and the gardens also strive to encourage visitors to get involved in their communities to protect and become stewards of our natural world.
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Visit Stirling Castle to enjoy spectacular royal gardens & architecture, learn about Scotland’s historical figures like William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, and many others who either lived at Stirling Castle, were coronated at Stirling Castle, or fought battles near the castle. This castle, that may be nearly 1,000 years old, is a fascinating look back into the lives of Renaissance era monarchs.
The Kyoto Luxury Travel Guide is full of the best temples, shrines, gardens, museums, and fine dining in Kyoto, as well as useful cultural notes, ideas for day trips to nearly a dozen nearby cities, and advice on what to wear, how to spend rainy days, and much more. Travelers with distinguished tastes will immediately be drawn to Kyoto’s many Michelin Star restaurants, cultural events and learning opportunities, luxury ryokan, and traditional crafts.
I love my Birdies leather loafers, because they’re comfortable, supportive, and each purchase supports Project Glimmer, which helps empower underserved teenage girls to help them feel confident, worthy, and prepared to take on life’s challenges. Read on to see how I style them, how they’re constructed, and how you can save $20 off your first purchase from Birdies!
Fushimi Inarir Taisha Shrine is perhaps Japan’s most famous and photographed shrine. This beautiful collection of thousands of red torii gates, which wind up and around Kyoto’s Mt. Inari, leads visitors through breathtaking views of the city of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital city, and offers incredible insight into Japanese culture and traditions. Read on to see how to reach the shrine, what to do at the shrine, where to eat near the shrine, and much more.
2019 has been an incredible year. As the best decade of my life draws to a close, I wanted to reflect on the wonderful places I’ve traveled this past year. Like last year, I’m sharing my favorite image from each place I visited this year, to share the beautiful places I’ve been, and to hopefully inspire you to take a journey on your own as well in the new year! As always, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support. It means the world to me!
Disneyland in Anaheim, California is often called “The Happiest Place on Earth”, and for good reason! Every aspect of the park is carefully designed to be an incredible experience from the moment you set foot inside the park, until long after you leave. The staff, or cast members as they’re called, are exceptional and will do whatever it takes to help guests have a great time, and with endless dining, lodging, and experience options, there’s something for everyone at Disneyland!
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is one of Michigan’s best public gardens. What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in biodiversity, community engagement, and involvement in the promotion of the arts and nature to all who visit. The conservatory, which is a greenhouse and botanical garden, is free and open to the public daily Wednesday through Sundays.
Visiting temples and shrines across Japan is one of the best ways to learn about Japanese culture, history, and customs. Shintoism and Buddhism, the two primary systems of beliefs in Japan have heavily influenced Japan more than perhaps any other influencing force. Understanding how these two belief sets work will help visitors make sense of Japanese culture, food, history, and even art and architecture.
The Isle of Skye is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of Scotland, which is saying a lot, because Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This list of 10 of the most incredible things to see and do on the Isle of Skye will help visitors plan their own incredible Highland adventure and enjoy all that Skye has to offer. From magical Fairy Pools and spectacular seaside views of dolphins and whales jumping out of the water to breathtaking mountains and foggy, fern covered glens, Scotland has so much to offer every adventurer and outdoor enthusiast willing to seek out its beauty.
This is arguably the best time of year to shop, as nearly all online retailers are offering excellent sales, from deep discounts or free to gifts to overnight shipping, complementary gift wrapping, and more. It can be time consuming to sort through all of the constant email offers flooding our inboxes, so I’ve complied a…