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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…

Local travel

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. Β The desert landscape and theΒ history of the people who inhabited and survived there is so intriguing to me. Β The heat was a nice escape from…

Hawaii travel

Surf’s up in Kona

Hawaii. My winter escape to sunshine and marine life. For me, it doesn’t matter that every year I go to the same place with my family. We stay in the same condo complex and see the same friends and…

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London Part 1

Deep down there is a part of me that is an idealist. I get a romantic notion in my head about the way something should be & make me feel. I had this idea about autumn in the United…

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Hello from a train in the middle of the UK

I wanted to update daily…honestly I did. I have been so overcome with my experience in London so far…I’ve plenty to write about…but I’ve experienced so much, too much, crossed so many things off a bucket list…that once I…

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Summer Meltdown

Where is this year going? I feel like I’ve been saying the same thing for the past 3 years. I can’t believe it’s August already. I love August though. I can always sense a change in the air, summer…

life travel

The Autumn Effect

It’s barely the end of August, and I should be savoring the last few weeks of heat and sun Seattle has been blessed with. But darkness was beginning to fall around 8:30 and as if in acknowledgment of my…

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Woodinville Winery Tour

I’ve been in hibernation for a few months, finally coming out & celebrating this absolutely beautiful weather we’ve been having so early in Seattle. 80s & sunny is not normal but I can dig it. I’m a sun child.…