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Banff Upper Hot Springs: A First Time Visitor's Guide

  *This post contains affiliate links. Which means if you click or purchasse I may receive a small commission at NO extra cost to you.   Today I'm sharing a First Time Visitor's Guide to Banff Upper Hot Springs. We are all stuck inside doing the social distancing thing, and dreaming of our next getaway.  I'm fueling your wanderlust, and hoping we get the green light to travel again soon.   I was born a few hours east of Banff, in Medicine Hat Alberta. I love every opportunity to write about my amazing and scenic country; Canada. 

56 Things I've Learned in 56 Years

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you choose to click through and make a purchase, I make a small commission at no cost to you.  Wow where did January go?! Today is Feburary 10th, my 56th bday.  Although the 50's are getting farther in the rear view mirror, ha ha -it's all good! I cherish life, family and celebrate another year of blessings.

Top Places for a Staycation in Seattle

Happy New Year Since traveling is on the downlow, a staycation is wonderful idea. It's fun way to escape the grind and experience gems in your local area. Since I live near the Emerald City, I'm sharing ideas for a staycation around Seattle.  If you don't live in the Seattle area, save this post to reference for later.  

What to Wear for Valentine's Day

*This post is in collaboration with Chico's Boutiques. All opinions are my own Hello friends, I hope your New Year is off to a great start. The last year has been a crazy ride for all and I'm glad we can put it behind us. I've been on a hiatus from blogging for a month. A rest during the holidays was wonderful. I hope you were able to relax some during the busy season.

Best Things to do in Tempe Arizona for Christmas

  Photography: Courtesy of Tempe Tourism This post is in collaboration with Tempe Tourism Board. All opinions are my own W elcome to Tempe, the city of lakeside views and creative hues! I recently visted Tempe Arizona, via a virtual press tour  on zoom. Tempe Tourism took us on a an interactive trip to the best spots in the city. I can't wait to acutally visit in person, hopefully next year! There are many exciting adventures to discover, including top shopping and eats in the metro Phoneix area. 

An Exciting Day at Portland Japanese Garden

*  Gifted Experience: This post is in collaboration with the Portland Japanese Garden.  We received complimentary entrance into the garden, in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own **Affliate links contained in this post.   I'm excited to share my tips for visiting the Portland Japanese Garden , in Oregon.  I usually visit the Portland area twice a year.  It is a beautiful Northwest city, and has outstanding outdoor experiences to enjoy. I've been wanting to visit the Japanese Garden for a long time. I'm was happy to collaborate with the garden in Portland.  Today I'm sharing top tips for visiting this amazing venue.

Leavenworth WA: 8 Tips for Tubing the Wenatchee River

 This post contains affiliate links. If you click or purchase I may receive a small small commission at no extra cost to you. Hey travelin girls, are you mourning the passing of summer?  I love fall colors and fashion trends but other than that, it can stay away ha!  Summertime is barely in the rearview mirror, so I'm sharing another warm weather adventure.

Lake Chelan WA: 10 Amazing Tips for a Summer Getaway

Are you planning a summer trip to Lake Chelan? Well so isn't everyone else and their dog, ha!  Chelan is on of Washington State's most popular summer destinations.   It may seem impossilbe to book a trip here at peak time, but it can be done.  I'm sharing my TOP TEN TIPS for a TRIP TO LAKE CHELAN   and surviving the summer crowds.

Gig Harbor Gondola: A Magical Experience to Add to your Bucket List

* *This post is in collaboration with Gig Harbor Gondola. We received a complimentary ride in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own. As mentioned earlier, I went on a trip to Italy last fall .  Most travelers who visit the beautiful city of Venice; dream of riding a gondola.  I had a moment of insanity ha, and decided to forgo the ride . The pricetag for 20 minutes was quite spendy.

How to do a Tropical Staycation in the Backyard

*This post contains affiliate links. Clicking does not obligate you to purchase.   As we know, traveling and life are not much fun these days. With all the restrictions and closures, how is one supposed to put on a happy face?! It's tough, so we make lemons out of lemonade and make the best of it. We had plans to travel to Hawaii this summer.  If you've been around here awhile; ya know I looove warm tropical getaways! Since we can't jet off right now; I decided to bring the tropics to my backyard. It totally picked up my spirtis and inspired me to make plans for the islands later.  I hope this post will inspire you as well. Whatever you can do to make yourself and others happy, will go a long way. HOW TO DO A TROPIC STAYCATION IN THE BACKYARD Buy Decor at Dollar Tree Dollar Tree offers an amazing assortment of tropcial decor, to create your island getaway. For 20.00 or under, you 'll be in an "aloha state of mind"  before you know it!  You can enjoy a backyar