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Canada travel

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…

travel United Kingdom

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.…

Arizona travel United States

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…

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…