Travel

36 Hours in London

You’re probably thinking that I have no concept of geography after reading that title because I said I was going to be road tripping through Southern Europe and London is most definitely not in that portion of the continent. Well, sometimes your plans change when you’re flying standby and I’m in the United Kingdom, Mates! After being gently let down to the fact we weren’t going to fit on the flight to Venice, (“There’s no room for you, PEACE OUT.”) we spent the night in charming Queens, NYC, and caught a flight to London the following night. I was unable to…

International Rose Test Garden

So, I mentioned in my last post that I recently spent a week in Portland. I knew nothing about it except that my ex-boyfriend wanted to fly me there for more reasons than I was willing to admit to myself and I’ve never been on the west coast, sooooooo of course I was all over it. One of the first things I read about Portland was that it is known as the City of Roses! What! I know about those! I love those! Apparently, the climate in Portland is super conducive to growing roses, and it definitely shows. Everyone has…

Photo Essay: Carnival Fascination 2014

My highly successful county fair photos of my youth led me to believe that I would always be a talented photographer, but that has proven false in my adulthood. I hate lugging a camera around and I especially hate gathering people up for group photos. Returning from Costa Rica in 2010, I found that all I had pictures of were parked cars, nameless buildings, a giant Cheshire Cat, and selfies of my peeling lobster face. Here I am in 2014 having just returned from a Caribbean cruise and not much has changed, but I think I’ve captured the essence of…

Travel Bucket List

I’ve decided to start a Travel Bucket List because I keep getting flooded with pictures and articles of really cool places that I would like to go and really cool things that I’d like to do and I want to make sure I remember them all. Some of them are country-specific, some of them are task-specific, some of them are both. Some of them I’ve already done, just so I have the immediate pleasure of crossing them off the list. I do what I want. I plan on putting them in a separate tab for quick referencing, and crossing them…