Joshua Tree teasers

Here are some photos from my phone. Me and my friends went to Joshua Tree over the weekend. It is worth the day trip if you live in Southern California. Stay tuned for a lovely time lapse night photo my husband produced. Right now here are some teasers. What is not pictured here are the… Continue reading Joshua Tree teasers

Etosha Natonal Park, Namibia

Sh!th*le countries you should visit

I'll try to not get too much into the politics but I need to say this: I don't think it is ok for people to say the current U.S. President is ignorant and not well-versed in response to the "shithole" comment he made about countries in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Calling him "ignorant"… Continue reading Sh!th*le countries you should visit


Mocha kayaks at Lake Skadar, Montenegro

Mocha is so lucky to have traveled more than we have. She got to go to Montenegro last year with Vikki (Journey Through the Trees). Death by Kayak paddle To begin the day we all met down by the river in our village of Virpazar all ready and rearing to go. I can’t remember the… Continue reading Mocha kayaks at Lake Skadar, Montenegro


The Northern Lights in Iceland

We went to Iceland in late November and sometime during our trip, we found the Northern Lights ONCE out of the 6 days we were there Below these photos are of the Northern Lights from that one Monday night. Understand the weather science of the Northern Lights. You see, the Northern Lights depend on multiple factors.… Continue reading The Northern Lights in Iceland


Travel Tuesday, a 2017 review

  This year because I had a lot of PTO, I took a day off here and there otherwise I'd stop earning more PTO -- this would be equivalent to working for free. Pacific Northwest (Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington) Central California Coast Sequoia Iceland Hiking - Not really travelling but I've been hiking a lot… Continue reading Travel Tuesday, a 2017 review


Ways to save money while traveling in Iceland

We were warned that Iceland was going to be expensive...very expensive. Our two hamburgers with minimal vegetables and one tray of fries cost near 35 U.S. dollars. We did not dare to buy another tray of fries nor bought any drinks -- this would have added another 10 dollars to our meal. So how did… Continue reading Ways to save money while traveling in Iceland


Iceland teasers

Iceland, you exceeded my expectations. You are a unique country. You have volcanoes. You have snow. You have incredible waterfalls. You pride in your nature and your geothermal energy. It was an incredible trip. Below are a FEW photos from the trip to get LITTLE preview whilst I settle with my day-to-day, prep for grad… Continue reading Iceland teasers


Mel in the Wild

These interviews are moving to Travel Tuesday. The more interviews I've done, the more I felt it would be a deserving spot for these interviews to take place on Tuesdays. Bloggers are from all over the world and from all walks of life. I love asking other people about their lives because I'd love to… Continue reading Mel in the Wild

traveling bear rome

Meet Mocha in Rome

It's Travel Tuesday. Since the end of the the Weekly Travel Blog Challenge, I came up with a few travel-themed ideas for Tuesday and one of them is to share a bit on the Travelling Bear Project. Yup, Mocha went somewhere in world. She went to England to meet with Vikki and off she went to Montenegro...and… Continue reading Meet Mocha in Rome


Week 21: Not Quite the End

Week 21: Your challenge post highlights and what you’ve learned during this challenge The Travel Challenge ends here but Travel Tuesday will still live on though. I have plenty of other posts I can fill on Tuesdays with such as: Mocha's Travelling Photos More travel stories. Based on a lot of my posts I can certainly… Continue reading Week 21: Not Quite the End

Tahoe 2014

Week 20: Travel bucket list (countries/activities)

First I want to say, this has been an awesome stomach-churning World Series between the Dodgers and the Astros. I did hope for a long series and they are certainly delivering. The games are running past my bedtime throwing off my daily schedule, but it's been so exciting! Ahh yes, my travel series is almost… Continue reading Week 20: Travel bucket list (countries/activities)


Week 19: Travel Confessions

Week 19: Confessions For this post, I'll list out a few travel confessions I am guilty of. Sometimes I check my work e-mail during my vacation - Despite before my vacation I create an out-of-office reply, I check my e-mail and sometimes I *shudders* reply. When I was in Seattle in May, I kept checking… Continue reading Week 19: Travel Confessions