Photo Friday

Seattle, Washington: one of my favorite places I've ever visited. Whether it's the strong coffee, the still fashionable plaid shirts (yes!), or the high likelihood of stumbling upon live music around any corner, there's always something wonderful to discover. I took this photo on my first trip to Seattle in 2012. It also happened to …

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Rookie Mistakes: Vancouver Edition

During one of my first solo trips, I bought a train ticket from Seattle to Vancouver. I pictured myself gliding up through the Cascades in a train car, sipping hot cider. I could envision walking around the streets of Vancouver, bundled up in several layers, searching for the most appealing restaurant among a cadre of …

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On Taking Travel Photos

This is something I've thought about a lot since I started traveling, solo or otherwise. I have mixed feelings about taking pictures while traveling, but my perspective has shifted somewhat since I decided to start a blog. When I first started traveling I had a tendency to take pictures EVERYTHING. Sunsets, shops, streets were all …

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