An extended weekend spent exploring downtown + out in nature in Spokane, Washington, + Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

It’s kind of becoming tradition for me to visit my grandparents in Spokane, Washington, for my grandma’s birthday, in the summertime. Every time I go, I always try to make sure to spend as much time in nature as I can, going on a hike and exploring downtown Spokane, as well as visit one of…

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Throwback: A humid summer weekend in Savannah, Georgia

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m already dreaming of summer. It’s been very cold and rainy here in Florida (cold by Florida standards, I know that it’s *technically* colder in other states!!) and I can’t wait for the warmer months. Here’s a throwback to last summer, when I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia, and…

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Spending the Day Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho

One thing that my family has always wanted to do ever since my grandparents became snowbirds in the Pacific Northwest was renting a boat and going boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is located on the north(ish)-western edge of Idaho, along the border with Washington State. It’s actually my favorite place in…

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A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the…

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A Winter Day in Kemah, Texas

Is there ever a bad day to go to the beach? I guess that it probably depends on the beach, but a winter day in Kemah, Texas, was quite chilly and windy. Not unbearable, but you definitely need a warm jacket. Kemah is located about 34 miles southeast of downtown Houston in Texas. It’s fairly…

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Staten Island, Statue of Liberty & Empire State Building in New York City, New York, Day 3

I made a spontaneous trip to New York City! I went for a weekend, three days, in July and boy was it an adventure! I’m splitting up this trip into a three part series like I did with San Francisco a few months ago (check out day one of my trip here!). This is the third…

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