The Forbidden City: Meh.

It was hot during the entirety of our tour through China. And I mean, it was hot. So imagine our surprise when the long-awaited day to visit the Forbidden City arrives, and it was pouring rain. The rain was so heavy we could barely see where we’re going (a nice hiatus from the visually impairing…

China’s Most Beautiful City

I read many articles outlining the Top 10 Cities to Visit and 50 Must-See Places Before You Die (I don’t see how “Before You Die” is necessary. Would they expect me to see these places posthumously?), but for some reason, Guilin, Guangxi, China, never makes the list! How can that be? After visiting Guilin on…

Washington State’s Bavarian Town: Leavenworth

While I did indeed go to Seattle for Christmas vacation (about 24 hours of it), it’s more true that I spent the holidays in the boonies of Washington state. With the new-ish boyfriend. For our first family vacation (and, as I said in a previous post, maybe our last—because those people are crazy). Not to…