My First Impressions of Florida

I’ve been living in Florida for about 3 weeks now and I’m already learning so much about the state. Please keep in mind, however, that I can only speak for the panhandle and Jacksonville area since that’s what I’ve visited. But for the sake of this blog post, I tend to generalize the state. Having never even visited Florida before, here are my first impressions: … Continue reading My First Impressions of Florida

A Midwestern Dream | Exploring Lafayette, Indiana

Have you ever explored the Midwest? This west coast gal hasn’t! But now I’m slowly working my way through it and I’m actually so pleasantly surprised. Lafayette, Indiana, is located about an hour and a half north of Indianapolis, in the Midwestern part of the state; it’s also about two and a half hours from Chicago, Illinois. Now, there’s really nothing significant about Lafayette – … Continue reading A Midwestern Dream | Exploring Lafayette, Indiana

Places I Really Want to Visit Again

Quarantine has made me really introspective about the places that I’ve been lucky enough to visit, and which places I would love to visit again. Of course I’m feeling the wanderlust, so here are a few places that I really want to visit again at some point in my life! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is rich in history and beautiful buildings. I’ve only been once before, … Continue reading Places I Really Want to Visit Again

Climbing Up Ladders & Crawling Through Ravines | Hiking Trails #4 & 6 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from Indianapolis. Park admission is $7 per car on weekends, $4 … Continue reading Climbing Up Ladders & Crawling Through Ravines | Hiking Trails #4 & 6 in Shades State Park, Indiana

Flowering Picking, Pumpkin Patches & Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas

It’s that time of the year again! Time for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year and I love going out to local farms and partaking in their “fall festivals.” This year, I went to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas, for their annual Fall Festival. I came here last year as well and absolutely loved it, … Continue reading Flowering Picking, Pumpkin Patches & Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas

The Last Flowers of the Season in Manito Park, Spokane, Washington

I absolutely love flowers, nurseries, gardens and arboretums – basically anything that involves flowers and plants. So, it’s no surprise that I love visiting Manito Park in Spokane, Washington. Manito Park is a short drive away from downtown Spokane. It’s a large and beautiful park filled with gardens that I’ve written about before, but this was the first time that I was able to visit … Continue reading The Last Flowers of the Season in Manito Park, Spokane, Washington

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 the Pacific Northwest and every time I visit my grandparents, … Continue reading Spending the Day Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho

Things I’ve Learned about the Midwest

I’ve been spending a bit more time in a place that I never thought I’d be: The Midwest. And something even more surprising? I’m loving it! More specifically, I’m in Indiana but I’ve been roadtripping throughout the region and I’m learning a few things during my time here that non-midwesterners might not know that surprise me, or things that even people living in the Midwest … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned about the Midwest