A beautiful flower arrangement at Manito Park in Spokane, Washington

I’ve written about Manito Park in Spokane, Washington, a few times – like three times already. What can I say? It’s one of my favorite places to visit in the summer when I visit my family! And they always update the flower displays in the central gardens so it’s new every year. This time, I’ll…

Read More

The 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia

This year is the 21st year since the September 11, 2001, attacks and today I’d like to take a moment of reflection for those who lost their lives and what it means to our country. While I was very young, I still remember glimpses of that day in my childish memory. A few years ago,…

Read More

A summer weekend in Libby, Montana

If you’ve been checking into my blog recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been writing about Montana a lot recently. What can I say? I feel in love with it during my visit this summer. It was my first time ever visiting Montana and it did not disappoint! There’s so much to see and write…

Read More

Hidden grove of GIANT cedars at Ross Creek Cedars, in Montana

The true hidden gem of western Montana: Ross Creek Cedar Grove Scenic Area, home to a grove of giant, ancient western red cedars. This gem is located about an hour from Libby, Montana, in the Kootenai National Forest. I’ll admit, when I first heard of this place, I was skeptical but this place blew any…

Read More

Waterfalls + swinging bridges hiking at Kootenai Falls, in Libby, Montana

Looking for an easy, beautiful and fairly hidden spot in western Montana? Look no further – Kootenai Falls is perfect! Kootenai Falls National Forest is located about 10-15 minutes away from Libby, Montana, where my family and I recently visited. It’s a popular spot for tourist and locals alike, and is a fairly easy hike.…

Read More

Gorgeous meadows + views hiking Bluebell Baird + Meadow Trails in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

Welcome to the third, final part of my Chautauqua Park hiking adventures! If you’re new, welcome! I’ve been writing about the incredible hikes that I recently went on in Chautauqua Park, near Boulder, Colorado. I’ve written about Chautauqua Trail and Flatirons Loop in previous posts, but this one is all about the Bluebell-Baird and Meadows…

Read More

Climbing boulders with beautiful vistas hiking Flatirons Loop in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

I recently wrote about an incredible hike in Chautauqua Park that went on near Boulder, Colorado: Chautauqua Trail. This was the first time that I’d taken a hike in Colorado and it did not disappoint! This blog post is kind of a continuation of that hike because after I completed the first half of the…

Read More

Steep inclines + city views on Chautauqua Trail in Chautauqua Park, in Boulder, Colorado

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you would know that I’ve never really spent any extended amount of time in Colorado – although it’s been on my bucket list! So, on a recent work trip in Colorado, I spent a day hiking in a nearby park: Chautauqua Park. Chautauqua Park is located just…

Read More