And so our journey begins…

Xin chào! Hello! Sean and I have been in Ho Chi Minh City for the past four days and I can’t get enough of it. Yes, it is dirty, most people don’t know any English, and simply crossing the street can be a nightmare but I see all of this as a challenge that I…

Chicago: a trip before THE trip

Chicago already feels like a lifetime ago but I wanted to share a few photos and words before diving into our Vietnam trip. After two months back home, in the mountains of Asheville, NC, we spent a few attraction-packed days in Chicago. Since I haven’t been there in years and it was basically Sean’s first…

How you get there is half the fun

It was a little over a year and half ago that Sean and I made our way across the country from our hometown, Asheville, NC to Seattle, WA, a place we have grown to love. However, by the end of this month, we will be making our way back to Asheville to see family and…

Weekend Wonders: Victoria, BC

Sean’s mom visited us for a long weekend and during her visit, Cindy gifted us with an amazing opportunity. We got to fly in a seaplane from Seattle to Victoria, BC where we then witnessed the enchanting beauty of Butchart Gardens. I had the pleasure of visiting these gardens a few years ago with my…

Weekend Wonders: North Cascades

Seattle is a great place to live without car since it is really easy to get around the city with public transit and Lyft/Uber. I’m so happy that they are expanding the Link light rail; it will help a bunch of people if it continues to grow. Getting out into the mountains, however, can be…

Ready or Not, to China We Go

Now that we have told you a bit about our plans to visit Vietnam, let’s look a little further in the future. Christina and I want to make our way to Beijing to study Mandarin. We want to spend enough time in China to get comfortable with the language, explore the historical sights, and try…

Vietnam Trip Itinerary

For those of you that don’t know, Sean and I, along with two close friends of ours, are going to be in Vietnam for about two weeks in late November. For me and Sean, this will the first stop on our journey to Beijing where we plan to live for an indefinite amount of time….

Weekend Wonders: Mount Rainier National Park

My dad and his girlfriend, Pat and Katie, visited us over the weekend. My dad had the brilliant idea to stay at Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park in order to spend time together and explore the area. Despite the rainy weather, we were able to hike to some beautiful waterfalls and even play…

You have to start somewhere…

Christina and I have wanted to start a blog for a long time. Back in 2012 we did just that, but we didn’t keep up with it for very long.  I don’t remember the reason why we stopped, but it almost certainly had to with the challenge of being creative. Being filled with ideas, I…