Queen’s Guard Marching from Buckingham Palace

Queen’s Guard Marching from Buckingham Palace

My mom and I were unintentionally (believe it or not)┬áin London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was an amazing event to be in England for, but it did have its limitations. Buckingham Palace was blocked off, so we never got a good look at it. To make up for...
Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris

Venus de Milo at the Louvre in Paris

I’ll be really honest with you: I’m more into sporting events than museums, but my first trip to Europe started to change me. I had an incredible time romping through the British Museum in London, and visiting the Louvre in Paris (no trip to Paris is...
Statue of Liberty in Paris | An Often Missed Attraction

Statue of Liberty in Paris | An Often Missed Attraction

There are replicas of the Statue of Liberty all over the world, including a 6-foot model on Alki Beach in West Seattle. But it was the French that gifted the actual Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886, so it was only fitting the American community in Paris...
Banff | Escape to the Canadian Rockies

Banff | Escape to the Canadian Rockies

I’ve been drawn to Banff for years. After seeing pictures of snow-capped mountains, turquoise blue lakes, and incredible wildlife, I wanted to see it with my own eyes. That’s exactly why my dad and I recently booked a trip to the Canadian Rockies. I...
Salzburg Castle | Festung Hohensalzburg Fortress

Salzburg Castle | Festung Hohensalzburg Fortress

The first thing you notice when you get to Salzburg, Austria is the large castle planted high above the city. Salzburg Castle (which is known locally as Festung Hohensalzburg) is the ultimate landmark. Anywhere you go in the city, you see...
Salzburg, Austria | A Music Lover’s Paradise

Salzburg, Austria | A Music Lover’s Paradise

While music is always in the air in Salzburg, Austria, it wasn’t really meant to be that way. Once one of the world’s most famous composers was born there, and a popular musical was set and filmed there, it just sort of happened. There’s no doubt the...