Iconic Singapore

I was passing time at Singapore’s Changi airport (not hard to do considering the wide variety of activities and shops there are to see and do) and came across icons of Singapore. If you’ve been or lived in the city-state before, see how many you can guess correctly! The other side of the boards will…

Versailles

I had been wanting to go to Versailles and Giverny ever since my first trip to Paris in 2010. That combined with my recent novel of choice – Marie Antoinette’s biography, made the trip a must as soon as possible. In April we decided to do a weekend trip and because we were only there for a weekend, we decided to…

Just for fun – Roy G. Biv in travel adventures

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.” Since I’m in a throwback kind of mood these days, I decided to look through old photos for the theme and focus on one color for each photo. These are taken all over the world with a lot of memories attached to them!

Stockholm in 48 Hours

Stockholm was super hip, sleek, and designer at every turn and in the slightest details. And yet there was no sense of arrogance or superiority that usually comes with the words associated above. We did a weekend trip to Stockholm since I wanted to use up my miles on BA and did a fancy upgrade…

Easter Roadtrip through Andalusia

Over Easter we did a 10 day road trip to the Spanish region of Andalusia. The architecture was beautiful and the tapas were varied and delicious. The region is one I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, I had bought the lonely planet book years ago to start dreaming and planning so was…

Dorset – Jurassic Coast, Corfe Castle Village and Steam Railways

This weekend we explored Dorset. This was one of my favorite trips in the UK so far after Warwickshire and the Cotswolds but this one had something unique the other two didn’t – a coastline. We started off on the Jurassic coast at Durdle door and Lulworth Cove. I knew England had beautiful scenery but…

Christmas Markets

Europe really knows how to do Christmas! I had never been to a Christmas market before this trip so I was blown away by how much FUN this is!! I decided to go to Germany and Austria tour and hit up as many Christmas markets as I could. By the end I was pretty tired…

30 Before 30 – The Travel List

I love lists. Making them, using them and especially crossing things off. So when I heard about the 30 before 30 travel challenge a few years ago, I decided this was the perfect one for me since I knew I would be able to make it without any stress (I was already around my twentieth…

Things I Love About Singapore

Shop houses. I love the beautiful shop houses. Especially when they are painted in pretty colors. They can be found all over town and house boutiques, restaurants and some are even cute little apartments! Food. It is no secret Singapore is internationally renowed for it’s food. I’ve had a great time exploring the different dishes from Chicken…

Mount Bromo – 28 hours in Indonesia

1pm (Saturday) – our flight leaves from Singapore to Surabaya, we are off to see Mount Bromo – an active volcano! It is a 2 hour flight and goes fairly smoothly. We’ve booked all of our accommodation and trip through our guesthouse so after landing we see a man holding up a sign with our…

Yogyakarta

Last weekend I went to Indonesia for the first time. I flew from Singapore to Yogyakarta via Jakarta. I was supposed to have a 1 hour layover in Jakarta but of course my flight was delayed by 1 hour in Singapore so I barely made my 2nd flight. But to make up for it I…

Cornwall, England

I finally had a chance to visit my friend in Cornwall this April. Although it was only a few days, it was well worth the 5+ hour train journey from London, Paddington to the Southwest most corner of England. Known for it’s fishing villages in close proximity to each other with picturesque views from all angles,…

Parks, Parks, Parks

If I had to sum up the past two weeks in one word, it would be – parks. To start off with we watched 4 seasons of the hilarious Parks and Rec series focusing on America’s Parks. As hilarious as the show is, it also gave me a newfound appreciation of our National Parks Service…

Summer @ Crystal Mountain

For the fourth of July last year, we decided to go up to Crystal Mountain. My parents had done the trip a few years ago, and they had absolutely loved it. I had been looking forward to the day trip as I had been wanting to reconnect with Washington since I had moved back. We…