Awesome Blogger Award

I would like to thank Emma at CurlyGirlAbroad for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award. As a blogger virgin only writing in my second month, I am honored to be recognized by one of my peers. Thank you, Emma. Alright. Here we go... The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward …

A Gothic Masterpiece: Heavenly Light, Hellish Queues

I am not a morning person. ...but we awoke early that bright, clear, spring morning to avoid long queues for the Catedral de Seville in Andalusian Spain. The streets were nearly empty. The golden morning light brought a unique liveliness to this piece of architectural history. When it was completed in the early 1500's it surpassed …

Blogging: My One Month-iversary

Cheers! I made it to one month! The other day marked the one month anniversary of my blog. Celebrate the small victories, right? It may not seem like much,... until you consider the following: 5 weeks ago I didn't know what WordPress was I haven't done any writing of significance since graduating college 12 years …

At Knossos: The Oldest Road in Europe

The oldest road in Europe dates to about 2000 BC. It was built by the Minoans, Europe's first great civilization, at Knossos, Europe's oldest city, on the island of Crete in the southern Aegean Sea. Isn't ancient history amazing?  

London: Finally Back… with an Agenda

I had a lot riding on this. I had been to Europe before. But my girlfriend had not. I had, in fact, lived here for the greater part of my childhood including four years in London. Born and raised in California, except for brief dips into nearby Mexico, she had never set foot outside the …

Exploring Sedona: Red Rocks & Mysticism

I have never seen a sky so incredibly deep-blue. Nature & Hiking Just south of Flagstaff, Arizona, in the desert southwest of the United States, lies the town of Sedona. Known for its natural beauty and gorgeous red rock formations, this area is stunning. If you've never been to this part of the US, it …

Julian Hard Cider: The Taste That Bites Back

  This post is Part 4 in a series: Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Part 3: Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash   Returning from our desert wildflower hunt, we decided, somewhat spontaneously, to stop for some hard cider. Carrie had heard about a tasting room in the area called Julian Hard Cider. …

Earth: Interpreted

When I think about celebrating Earth Day, I think of nature... that precious balance of plants, animals, soil, water and air that provide the perfect terrestrial home for all living things. In celebration of Mother Earth and all that she provides, I submit my photo. I took this image while hiking at Multnomah Falls off …

Dubrovnik Accomodations: Booked!

We have finally booked our accommodations for Dubrovnik. We will be there for five days and four nights. What an incredible city it looks to be! "I can not wait to turn my Canon lens on its magnificent stone walls. We are planning to soak up authentic culture, enjoy authentic cuisine, take some amazing photographs …

Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash

  This post is Part 3 in a series Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Having stopped at the visitor center to gather the latest wildflower information and get our bearings, and having hiked The Slot, we were eager to accomplish the original goal of our day trip to the desert: …