Please Remember Me: From Spanish Cathedrals to Bellingham Graffiti

Spain is a country practically bursting with churches. When I traveled there in Spring 2017, it seemed that every town I visited, even the smaller ones, had at least one old church dating back a few hundred years, while the larger cities had one or more massive cathedrals that were as old or older. Enter …

Visiting Washington’s Saint Edward State Park

An old seminary, a hiking trail, and a terrible pair of shoes. This post was originally published on Medium in July.  It was 84 degrees and clear skies all around as we made our way to Saint Edward State Park. Located in Kenmore, Washington, the park is named after the long-closed seminary that was built next to …

Why You Should Visit Seattle’s Scarecrow Video

This post originally appeared on Medium.  Last week, I made my way into Seattle with my boyfriend to check out Scarecrow Video. Located in the University District, Scarecrow Video is a video rental store and non-profit organization that is home to more than 130,000 titles, and is currently the largest independent collection of videos in the …

Three Travel Books on my Reading List Right Now (That Everyone Else Has Probably Already Read)

Photo by Jessica Ruscello on Unsplash This post was originally published on Medium in January.  From travel guides to memoirs, there are a ton of travel books out there to choose from if you want to go far without leaving the comfort of your bed. I’ve always been fascinated with travel and hearing about new places, …

How to Spend a Weekend Getaway in Bellingham

There’s plenty to eat, see, and do in this Pacific Northwest city. Bellingham is a mid-sized city in northwest Washington, just a little south of the Canadian border. Home to Western Washington University, this may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of vacation spots in Washington, but in reality there …