Butterflies, Body Art, and Bittersweet Memories

Butterflies, Body Art, and Bittersweet Memories

My butterfly tattoo is a tangible reminder of who gave me wings. My freshman year of college I got a tattoo. It was my first tattoo ever and my mom was pissed. My friends thought it was “basic”. Some of them even thought it was cool. It is a simple black butterfly on my back shoulder with some scribbles underneath Gigi It was perfect. The last time I saw my grandmother before she died, she told me she wanted to…

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A Winter Wonderland in Leavenworth, Washington

A Winter Wonderland in Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth, Washington is one of those places that I always remember passing through on any long trip to my Grandparent’s house. This was usually around Christmas time, and there was something about that snowy village that made a song pop into my head “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” Because really, Leavenworth is its own little winter wonderland tucked into North Cascades. People from all over the state and beyond come here to experience…

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Born and Raised in the WA: Life as a Washingtonian

Born and Raised in the WA: Life as a Washingtonian

“You know you’re from Washington when…” This phrase pops up on my Facebook feed often. It is usually accompanied by memes with Evergreen trees, bearded men in flannel, and lots and lots of rain. Most of them leave me chuckling to myself, thinking, Ha! Isn’t that true! Because, above all, Washington is known for three things: The Seahawks The Space Needle The rain. I’m not going to deny it. It does rain a lot here. Even after living here for…

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Why You Should Visit Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Why You Should Visit Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

While planning my trip to Costa Rica, I of course turned to the internet. There is a plethora of guides on what to do, see, and eat in this beautiful country. Blogs and guides rave about the beauty of Manuel Antonio, the mystical Cloud Forrest, and the majestic Arenal Volcano. Of course I didn’t want to miss out on any of the major sights! However, all of these places are situated on the west coast or the inland part of…

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