Not only did I fall in love with this place because Steve grew up there and all his childhood friends are still there....but I absolutely love places where you can have both the mountains and the beach within miles of each other!
The Mountains are Calling | Wallace Falls Trails, Washington State
For me, a hike needs to have views or waterfalls...and Wallace Falls did not disappoint. It was one of the first hikes I did after moving to Seattle. Click below to read about the trails and my thoughts of it.
Myanmar may bring a variety of images to mind, or possibly none depending on your knowledge of the world. For decades it was on the world blacklist for a slew of human rights abuses. We were blessed to have had the chance to travel there when things quieted down for a bit.
Few places churn up your sense of imagination like Bagan, Myanmar. An open plain set against the Irrawaddy river, Bagan is home to over 4000 ancient Buddhist temples dating back over 1000 years. They seem to be everywhere, but the magnificent effort put into the building of each structure cannot be overlooked.
Travel Myanmar | Leg 3: The Road to Inle - 3 days, 57Km, and 2 Squatters
Of all the delights that SE Asia has to offer, one of the most precious is getting to spend some time with locals in their own setting. This is often hard to achieve when rolling through the usual stops, where tourism has taken up a stronghold. The best way to achieve this can be to book a trek through remote villages.
One of my dreams is to be able to own “something” on the beach. Only just a few years ago, I had zero inkling about Tulum, Mexico. I had been to Mexico a few times before, specifically Playa Del Carmen which is 45 minutes south of Cancun, on the Caribbean side of Mexico. Long story short, after Simon passed away, I inherited some money. Rather than spending this money on expensive cars, purses or shoes, I decided that real estate and creating memories was the way to go.