Seattle, Washington, USA

As a travel nurse in the United States, I have been given the opportunity to move across my home country every few months.  One of my favorite places I’ve been was The Evergreen State of Washington.   Pikes Place is a great place filled with everything from spices, fresh flowers bouquets, a variety of different…

Layover in Taipei, Taiwan

December 2016 Sunny 70-75F Currency: Taiwan Dollar No Visa needed for US citizens On my way back from Thailand to the US, I decided to have an extended layover in Taipei, Taiwan.  I was supposed to land around 10pm, but due to my flight getting delayed I didn’t get out of the airport until after…

Siem Reap, Cambodia 

December 2016 Mid 80F (Sunny, Hot, Humid) Visa required– you can get your visa in advance online or apply for it when you land at their airport.  However, what I saw, it was easier to have it completed prior to arriving. Currency: Cambodian Riehl, but US Currency is preferred. They will give change in Riehl…

Christmas in Krabi, Thailand

We headed to Krabi after Siem Reap, Cambodia and found it cheaper to catch a connecting flight in Bangkok.  What we didn’t figure in was the immigration line in Bangkok and we missed our flight.  No problem! We didn’t let that get us down. We just had to pay a small fee and we were…

A Day Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand

On our third day in Bangkok, we decided to take a day trip to Ayutthaya. We took a taxi down to Mo Chit Bus Station. There was a very old van that fit 11 of us and the drive was about 40 minutes.  It was a cheap ride for 70 Baht to get there and…

Bangkok, Thailand

December 2016 Mid 80-90F Sunny, Hot and Humid No Visa required for US citizens Vaccinations: Hep A, typhoid, and Malaria (be sure to apply bug spray everytime you go out) Currency: Thai Baht I am adding this story in at the top of this blog post because I feel like it is important to remember…

They asked, “What are you running from?” I replied, “A life without adventure.”

Heather Lake, Northern Cascades, Washington Oyster Dome, Washington Alkai Beach, West Seattle, Washington Mt. Rainier, Washington Westfield Tower, Sydney, Australia Sydney, Australia Seoul, South Korea Kamakura, Japan Magic Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Meknes, Morocco Fes, Morocco Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya, Thailand Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia Bothor, Krabi, Thailand, Christmas 2016 La Push,…

Morocco 

Cities: Casablanca, Meknes, Volubilis, Rabat, Fes, Merrakesh  October 2016 No visa needed Sunny, Rained 1 day (first rain of the year), 70-85F, breezy  Currency: Dirham This trip was purchased through Groupon.  It included round trip flight from New York, airport transportation, stays in 4 star hotels, multi lingual tour guide, tour bus to all cities,…

Tokyo, Japan and Day Trip to Kamakura, Japan

September 2016 Sunny, very hot, very humid, 85-95F (I thought I was melting) No visa required Currency: Japanese Yen I flew from Seoul to Tokyo which was a short flight.  I purchased a PASMO pass at the airport that covers all forms of transportation.  It can also be used in cabs and to purchase food…

Solo Trip to Seoul, South Korea

September 2016 Hot, Humid, Sunny, 80-90F No visa needed Currency: South Korean Won After Sydney I took a flight to Seoul.  Fourteen hours later I went through Manila, Philippines and finally made it to Seoul, South Korea AND got to my hotel. People are very nice when you look confused and just say English (or…

Sydney, Australia

August 2016 Sunny, Chilly, 65-75F Currency: Australian Dollar Electronic Visa Required Sydney was so much fun, but very expensive.  I was lucky enough to stay with a friend who lives there and did some Sydney tourist attractions.  It was easy to get around by using a Opal metro card that also works on buses and…