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A Scottish Highland Dream in Drumnadrochit

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I’ve always been drawn to the British Isles, for years and years I wanted to travel to England, and my first trip abroad, across an ocean, was to Ireland. That trip only fueled my attraction to this area of the world. I can’t explain why I’m so drawn to it, my ancestors come from the region and I find the ancient history of the Celts and the Picts fascinating. Maybe it’s just my imagination gone wild with stories from history but I’m so wonderfully ensnared by the region, I feel like I could visit 100 more times and never get bored.

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Weekend in Whistler

I lived about 80 miles north of Seattle in Bellingham for almost 5 years, and somehow in that time I never once made it to Vancouver or Whistler. And even after that, it took another 5 years for me…

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Weekend Getaway: MGM Grand Las Vegas

Oh Vegas. I will say I prefer a weekend getaway to Las Vegas in the summer when all the pools are open. I much prefer to hang out at the MGM’s lazy river pool and drink, float, lay in…

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Houston, TX Photo Diary

In October I attended Grace Hopper Conference in Houston, TX.  The conference is a celebration of women in tech and is one of the largest conferences I have ever attended. I only spent a few days in Downtown Houston…

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Exploring Scotland: Edinburgh

Edinburgh. A city that is now forever a part of my and Ryan’s story. Last autumn during our stay, after 8 years together, Ryan proposed on top of Edinburgh Castle. This city and it’s old, historic charm has stolen…

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San Juan Cruises: Whales & Wine

Excuse me while I breathe a giant sigh of relief: Ryan & I were married on Saturday and the #DrescherStimacMerger was a huge success. Will post more on it later…but I wanted to share my San Juan Cruise experience.…

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Valley of the Sun

Last week I went to spend a few days in Mesa with my mom.  The desert landscape and the history of the people who inhabited and survived there is so intriguing to me.  The heat was a nice escape from…