Seattle Style

We didn’t let a little sleep deprivation get in the way of getting out to explore downtown Seattle. We had been traveling all week and ended our travels in Seattle, WA for Create & Cultivate! (if you don’t know about Create & Cultivate, you can check…

“Live Life Unscripted”

I was out having rooftop cocktails in downtown Durham one night with Nathan, when I looked across the street and saw a retro building, heavily under construction, with the most vibrant, geometric wallpaper I’ve seen in quite a while. I assumed it was the bones of a new…

SoCal Weekend at Hotel Irvine

I’m originally from southern California (Orange County native! Yes, we exist.) and a lot of my family still lives in the area, including my dad, step-mom, siblings, and two sets of grandparents. So, we often find ourselves on that long flight across the U.S. to the…

Birthday in Birmingham

When I told my friends that I was spending my birthday with Nathan in Birmingham, Alabama I received a few raised eyebrows. I interviewed for a postdoctoral position at the University of Alabama-Birmingham so this wasn’t my first trip to the Magic City, and I never really…

Adventures in Sequoia National Park

This past weekend, Nathan and I ran away to California to celebrate my cousin’s wedding and to do some exploring in Sequoia National Forest & National Park. I’ve told Nathan stories about my many childhood trips with my grandparents to various California destinations, including the Sequoias…