Seattle, Washington. The Emerald City. The Capital of Grunge. Home to the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners. HQ for Starbucks, Amazon,…Continue Reading
Looking for a long weekend getaway somewhere new? Planning an Alaska cruise and considering whether to extend your trip for…Continue Reading
Well, that's a wrap! With this post, I'm officially done writing about 2018 and fully present in 2019 with all…Continue Reading
I've never done a post like this before. Usually, my blog posts are focused on places I've been, sharing stories…Continue Reading
I actually enjoy the passage of time and each new year. Do you? I love using January 1st as a…Continue Reading
Another year, come and gone. It seems like just yesterday I was setting out my 2018 yearly mantra, and planning…Continue Reading
Howdy, I'm Valerie! I started this blog in 2013 to share my stories and tips from traveling the world. I believe life's too short to wait at the baggage claim, and you can travel even with a full-time job... That's what weekends are for! If this is your first visit (hi! 👋), start by reading more about me or jump right into the blog!