On a recent solo trip to Ireland, I flew into Dublin and made that my home base as I explored the country. Though I took a number…… Read more “10 Things To Do In the Dublin City Centre “
I had mediocre expectations when I headed to Howth (pronounced like “both,”) but I was very, very wrong. Howth was a highlight of my trip to Ireland…… Read more “A Day Trip from Dublin to Howth”
Before this summer, all I knew about Cleveland was that there was some controversy related to LeBron James. After a few vacation days there, I’m happy to have learned just a little bit more. My top take-away? This mid-sized city has a surprising number of things to do and has hometown pride in spades.
Even though I live in a mid-sized city, I feel right at home in a much larger one. At least a couple times a year I make it my mission to spend some time in a big, diverse city, and Toronto fits the bill perfectly. It’s larger than I initially thought, as it’s actually the 4th largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York City, and L.A. Toronto is also a truly international city. Walk down the street and you’ll hear a plethora of different languages and accents. Here were some of my favorite things in T.O.
Going through the Niagara Falls area en route to Toronto, I had no idea that there’s much more to see than just the falls themselves. From state…… Read more “SuitcaseEnvy’s Guide to Niagara Falls”
For this week’s photo challenge, “Order,” I wanted to choose two images: one of something man-made and one of nature. The first is of Marina City in…… Read more “Weekly Photo Challenge: Order”
The Wisconsin Dells is one of my favorite weekend getaways in the state, regardless of the time of year. Whether you’re camping and appreciating the natural beauty…… Read more “A Beginner’s Guide to the Wisconsin Dells”
After planning my trip to Switzerland a couple years ago, my dad informed me that my great, great grandfather had been a ferry boat operator on Lake…… Read more “Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage”
Bob’s might be my favorite place to eat in Oregon, my home state. This is a big compliment given the gazillion vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants and food carts in Portland. For the uninitiated, Bob’s Red Mill is a brand of flours and other baking supplies that has a home base of Milwaukie. Just like on the packaging (and in the name of course), Bob’s is an adorable red mill that houses a restaurant and bakery, as well as a store for all your baking needs. Also, Bob is a real guy, and if your timing is right, you may see him eating his morning grits in the dining area or playing a tune on the piano.