sleeping among the trees

If you’ve noticed a tree theme among my recent posts, and think oh dang that girl must be slightly obsessed with trees, you would be completely right. I am a bonafide treehugger at heart. I’m a Pisces who requires the woods as much as water. I wish my apartment could regularly smell exactly like the…

olympia coffee

Recently, I posted about my favorite neighborhood spots, yet I saved my very favorite spot for now. Because, quite frankly, Olympia Coffee deserved it’s own post. Earlier this year, a sweet little coffee shop by a company based in Olympia opened a gorgeous locale here in West Seattle. Now, before I go much further, you…

Labor Dave Weekend 2018

One of the weekends I’ve been looking forward to most since moving back to Seattle was the opportunity to return to the Gorge to see Dave Matthews Band over Labor Day weekend, affectionately known as Labor Dave Weekend. I wrote about our first visit to the Gorge here – it’s remarkable (and poetic) to think that…

Mary in Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Ahhh, Paris. What is the one thing that comes to mind when you think of Paris? Must be the Eiffel Tower. That stunning iron lattice structure which is undoubtedly the symbol of romance and architectural artistry. It is the one spot that cannot be missed on a girl’s first time in Paris. Am I right?…

Ten Things You May Not Know About Long-Term Travel

Are you curious about what it is really like to take off on long-term travel? Many bloggers paint a picture of an ideal life full of sunshine and happy moments, which can definitely brighten your day while reading & make you forget about your boring everyday non-adventures. While I respect and appreciate keeping things positive…

More Photos from Berlin

Since the holidays and the New Year are for telling the truth, and I am not one to be excluded from such goings on, I must let you in on what may or may not be a well-kept secret. Actually, every day is for telling the truth, but even more so this time of year….

Now Entering: North Carolina & the East Coast

Departing New Orleans, it hadn’t yet occurred to me that this would ((for the most part)) be the end of my time solo with Andrew, until he mentioned it during the car ride. Since my family is spread up and down the East Coast of the USA, which meant no more camping or hotels. Family…

The License Plate Game

Did you ever play the license plate game as a kid? In my opinion, one of the coolest parts of a road trip is seeing so many different state & country plates, and keeping track of them. As of my arrival in New Orleans after 3,600 miles on the road, below is a list of…

Dave at the Gorge

For the longest time, I thought “Dave” and “Dave at the Gorge” were phrases that only my friends and I used to describe Dave Matthews Band and his annual weekend extravaganza at the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington State. Turns out, these two abbreviations are used everywhere by everyone who knows anything about Dave. I…