Europe

Backpacking Europe-Vienna

I took the train to Vienna and arrived without any hiccups, although I had an interesting time checking into my hostel.  Turns out they had recently expanded, but didn’t have enough space to add rooms where they were, so they bought another building a…

February 12, 2016
Europe

Backpacking Europe-Budapest

When I first planned by trip to Europe, I didn’t plan on going to Hungary.  I didn’t know anything about the country and didn’t have any friends from there or know many who’d traveled there, so it wasn’t high on my list of places…

February 5, 2016
The Silent Sister
Book Reviews

The Silent Sister

When it came time to pick a book for my trip to Palm Springs, I struggled to decide what to pack.  I wanted a book that would be interesting enough so that I wouldn’t get bored on the plane, but also something that wasn’t…

January 21, 2016
U.S.

5 Amazing Places To Eat In Palm Springs

While my dad cooked on Christmas Day, we ate dinner out the rest of our time in Palm Springs.  My dad and Jerry took us to all of their favorite restaurants and I have to admit that we had some incredible food.  In no…

January 18, 2016
U.S.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens-Palm Springs

After shopping in Palm Springs, we had one additional free day.  We bounced around a lot of ideas (a lot of them had to do with more shopping) but finally settled on spending the day at The Living Desert, or as my dad kept…

January 16, 2016
U.S.

Shopping in Palm Springs

There are many amazing places to shop when in Palm Springs.  In the downtown area there are tons of fun shops and trendy gay stores where you can pick up some great off the wall gifts that you won’t find anywhere else.  But for…

January 10, 2016
Recipes

Monster Cookie recipe

In my Christmas post, I mentioned my mom’s homemade Monster Cookies.  For anyone interested in the recipe, here you go.  Beware, this makes a HUGE batch of cookies!…

January 7, 2016
U.S.

My Unconventional Family’s Christmas in Palm Springs

My parents divorced when I was twelve years old because my dad is gay.  Throughout the divorce, my parents were adamant that they would put my sister and me first and for every decision they would do what was right for the family.  My…

January 5, 2016
Packing for Christmas in Palm Springs
U.S.

Packing for Christmas in Palm Springs

Packing for Palm Springs was a bit different that packing for my business trip last month.  We were traveling for Christmas so the goal of our trip was simple: relaxation, family time and fun.  While Palm Springs is much warmer than Idaho at this…

January 3, 2016
Idaho

Winter Garden aGlow

Winter Garden aGlow glows nightly from Thanksgiving to early January every year.  It’s held at the Idaho Botanical Garden, which is one of my favorite places in Boise and has a brilliant display of over 300,000 lights.  My sister and I have been wanting…

December 27, 2015