Hey again everyone, I am currently in Europe! We flew from Chicago O’Hare to Rekyajik, Iceland. From Iceland, we traveled to Poland, and then from Poland to Germany. We have several more steps to make over the next month, but we are currently in Black Forest region of Germany. Our first castle visit was “Altes Schloss”…
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Last week, we climbed into, and explored the Eben Ice Caves, which are a series of frozen caves near Lake Superior inside the canyon at Rock River Wilderness area of Hiawatha National Forest. To reach them, we not only had a long, snowy drive to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but we also enjoyed a gorgeous, snowy hike of about 4 hours round trip to reach them. Read on to learn what we packed, how we got there, what there is to do at the caves, and the experience level required to successfully navigated the ice caves.
Baden-Baden, Germany was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been! Nestled in the Black Forest, its hot springs, local delicacies, variety of outdoor activities, & up-scale shopping district make this city a great place to visit if you like getting outdoors and trying new things! Read on to find out what to see, where to eat, and all of the best things to do in this gorgeous German town.
This Q&A is all about my husband Robin, how we met, how he proposed, what our wedding was like, our vow renewal and more about our friendship and relationship, based on the questions I most commonly receive via email, my blog, and other social media. I hope this helps you to get to know us a little bit better, and answers some of the most commonly asked questions people have about the two of us and adventures together.
I’ve studied Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Latin in school, and several other languages independently, and used these languages to travel the world. Being able to speak to another person in their language, even if you don’t do it perfectly, is one of the greatest feelings in the world, because it opens up a world of possibilities to you. Quite literally, you can more easily travel and explore the world! Here’s how to quickly learn another language, including tips on how to select study aids, studying strategies, and reasons why learning another language is one of the best possible investments you can make in your own life.
Goldfinch Tavern, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, serves up some of the most inventive, refreshing, and nourishing meals in all of Washington. Dine inside their modern tavern, with its warm, inviting, caramel and gunmetal grey color scheme, or dine roof side next to the hotel’s infinity pool, with incredible views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and the surrounding islands.
Sawyer Restaurant in Seattle was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. This unassuming restuarant inside of a former sawmill serves some of the very best seafood and vegetables we’ve ever had. A James Beard Semi-Finalist, this New American restaurant offers a seasonal menu that changes based on what’s available in the Pacific Northwest, while always maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere, impeccable plating and presentations, by only ever using the highest-quality ingredients.
Chihuly Garden & Glass is a museum unlike any other. Next to the Space Needle, the incredible work of Dale Chihuly, like floating glass bubbles, phantoms, and tendrils, create numerous, enchanting atmospheres, transporting viewers deep into the forest, under turbulent waters, at the edge of a glass-like lake, and amongst towering flowers. Explore this incredible museum, garden, café and glasshouse by reading more here, and visiting for yourself.
I’m often asked how I grew my hair so long, how to grow long hair, and what advice I have for those trying to grow out their hair. While genetics certainly plays a role in the ability to grow long hair, there is a lot we can control and influence, like our diets, habits, and the products we use on our hair. Read on to see what works for me, and what you can do to grow longer, stronger hair.
Sustainability, and supporting local growers is something we’ve been trying to do more often. The concept of honoring the Earth, one another, and becoming more attuned to the unique flavors, textures, colors, and fragrances of each local season through food is precisely what Aerlume (pronounced like heirloom) is all about. Located between Bell Harbor Marina and the famous Pike Place Market, overlooking beautiful Puget Sound, Aerulume had some of the most flavorful, inspired food we’ve ever encountered in the Pacific Northwest.
The lush, verdant Seattle Japanese Garden was the perfect place to spend a morning strolling along stone paths, alongside a koi pond, amongst Japanese maples, surrounded by moss and Japanese stone lanterns. Explore the incredible features of this delightful 3.5 acre garden which just celebrated its 60th anniversary, and understand why people travel from around the world to visit this oasis of tranquility.