We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !

With the days considerably cooler and falls colors popping up everywhere, there is no denying we are in Autumn! And no better time than now to reminisce about our summer travels, which were very local and subdued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the good thing is, we added a fifth National Park in our list of US National Parks visited! With only 3 days … Continue reading We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !

Lake Annette hike near Seattle

Waterfalls, wildflowers, pretty wood bridges, and an emerald lake – the Lake Annette hike has something for everyone! At more than 7.5 miles round trip with steady climbing, I would not classify this hike as easy. But if you have enough time in your hands to be able to take a lot of breaks to rest the legs, this hike is totally do-able by beginner … Continue reading Lake Annette hike near Seattle

Monday Window – Paris je t’aime

I love windows, and how they frame a picture and give clues into what lies beyond them. And I am so happy to find the Monday Window challenge and connect with other bloggers who share the same fascination for windows. This is the actually one of the iconic clocks built into the facade of the Musee d’Orsay in Paris that also serve as windows overlooking … Continue reading Monday Window – Paris je t’aime

Visit Snoqualmie Falls!

A very real waterfall close to Seattle?! Yes, please! If you look for the standard “Things to Do” in Seattle, you will come across Snoqualmie Falls. A mere 45 minutes from Seattle, these 268 ft. falls are the real deal! We have already been to the Falls twice, once in January and then again in March and on both occasions the waterfall was dense with a lot of spray, … Continue reading Visit Snoqualmie Falls!

Leavenworth – A slice of Bavaria in Washington, US

Last Christmas, we ventured on our first road trip in the Pacific Northwest, first of the many I hope will follow. We drove about 2.5 hours from our home in suburban Seattle to the town of Leavenworth. Leavenworth is nestled between the Cascade mountains. When you come to Leavenworth, you are amazingly transported to an alpine town in Germany – not only because Leavenworth is … Continue reading Leavenworth – A slice of Bavaria in Washington, US

More beauty in Acadia National Park, Maine

Even with little planning and research, Acadia National Park in Maine, U.S. left us enthralled. A trip to Acadia National Park would require some amount of driving to get there and depending on where are you are starting from, this could be between a few hours to a very long drive. Thus parents with young kids might wonder, “It it worth it?” And take my word … Continue reading More beauty in Acadia National Park, Maine