Sunflowers in Southern Maryland

With the arrival of my little muse in November of 2020, I finally have the perfect excuse to fulfill all my photography dreams. I’m much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it, and my husband doesn’t really “get” artsy photos, so my daughter is the perfect subject. One thing I’ve always wanted […]

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DC Cherry Blossoms: Tips and Tricks

DC Cherry Blossom Tips and Tricks

One of my absolute favorite parts of DC spring is the annual cherry blossom bloom. It’s one of those quintessential experiences that you just can’t miss. This year, the National Park Service predicts peak bloom for the cherry blossoms will take place from March 22-25, 2022. Peak bloom is the best time within the two-week […]

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Winter Wonderland

Happy 2022! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. We were lucky enough to go home to Wisconsin this year and our little was able to meet so many of our family and friends. It was a wonderful trip. Sadly, we weren’t lucky enough to have a white Christmas while we were home. The […]

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Fall is the best time of year in the DMV. Winter is wet and gross, spring is the attack of pollen, and summer gets so hot and humid it’s nearly unlivable. Just when you’re at your wits end the temperature finally drops and the humidity breaks and you’re suddenly reminded why you live here in […]

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Mount Olivet Cemetery

Mount Olivet Cemetery

For anyone who’s been around this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m not a big history person. That is absolutely Sean’s domain. Occasionally, I will begrudgingly visit a museum just to make him happy. But it’s really not my thing. However, one aspect of history I do enjoy is old historic cemeteries. […]

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Five Days in Myrtle Beach

A few weeks ago we embarked on our first-ever road trip as a family of three down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was also my first real vacation since coming back home to the U.S. in 2019 and after a full year of Vacation Deficit Disorder (it’s a thing), five days at the beach […]

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Caucasian Carpets Gallery

In the two years we’ve been in Tbilisi we’ve probably walked past Caucasian and Oriental Carpets Gallery down by Sioni Cathedral in Old Tbilisi no less than a hundred times. The inviting storefront always caught my attention. A rotating cast of carpets draped over the fence and laid out on the street to tempt any […]

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Lagodekhi: Hiking and Glamping in Kakheti

Our time in Georgia is running so thin! I know I keep saying that but considering I need to be on a plane headed home no later than September 16 we only have about 6-8 weeks left to explore this country. It’s time to take one more trip, go on one more hike, and tick […]

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Five Days in Svaneti

Svaneti is one of those far-away places that is a bit difficult to get to, but an absolute must-see if you have the time. As expats who have lived here two years, I feel like we had no excuse to miss this little corner of Georgia. We took a few days off work, grabbed a […]

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Four-Day Western Georgia Road Trip

As Georgia is slowly reopening, I wanted to finally write about the trip Sean and I took with my parents in early March. They managed to sneak in and out of Georiga before the craziness with COVID-19 really kicked off for the entire world. While they were here, we embarked on a four-day driving trip […]

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