Tales & Travel: Time Traveling to the Past

It’s 2022, and I found myself trying to take pictures like I used to, but I feel a bit unsexy and more body-conscious than usual. This isn’t a new thing for me, but that single act of trying to take a nice picture led me to look at all my old photos from 2007 until…

Travel: Exploring Trier’s Christmas Market

Last weekend, I, alone with an acquaintance, visited Trier, Germany. This blog is about this brief Saturday afternoon frolick throught Trier’s Christmas Market. It’s December, and I find myself in Germany, a country known for the most commonly understood stereotypical scenes of Christmas misery and bliss. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday, but to be honest,…

Travel: My Weekend in Iceland (The Land of Fire & Ice)

At the beginning of December 2021, I visited Iceland, and I was happy to report that I had checked it off my bucket list. While the term bucket list has become somewhat cliché in my world, I know that some places are more than a list to be checked off. Iceland is one of the…

Tales: 6 Best Candle Companies + Candle Care Tips

I have a weakness for flowers and candles; it’s the kind of weakness that leaves me craving the visual and olfactory sensations that come from smelling well-made candles and seeing beautiful flowers on my table. So indulging in buying candles has taught me a thing or two about burning them and what scents work best…

Tales: 愛のコリーダ In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses or L ’Empire des Sens is a Japanese art film released in 1976. This film tells the story of two lovers and the passion that engulfs them as ones’ obsession turns deadly. This sounds like an introduction to a Lifetime movie, one where the man or woman does something…

Travel: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona USA

During the last week of May 2021, I visited the Grand Canyon and planned on blogging about my experience there. Unfortunately, I got distracted with Hawaii and Germany, which pushed it to the bottom of my list then eventually, I deleted it from my mind. I recently looking through my phone in a failed attempt…

Tales: 31 Days of Horror (2021)

Since 2016 I have been committed to watching a horror movie per day for the whole month of October. This year I am holding true to this statement and watching one horror movie a day until 1st November 2021. This year’s theme is Witches vs. Sleep. I will be watching movies about witches, sleep demons,…

Tales: Streaming During the Time of Corona!

After evading COVID in 2020, I found myself sick with the virus 2021. It started with a slight headache that lasted for 20 minutes one afternoon, then three days after, a more intense headache came with fever and body aches. Strangely enough, the day before I came down with full symptoms, I tested negative, which…

Tales: Flowers at a Palace

My favorite photos are always of flowers and plants for some reason. This was taken at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria. Plants and flowers are the only things in nature that are always photogenic; but never have to stop and pose, fix their face, or change their dress. They are just gorgeous naturally.  

Tales: The End of an Evergreen Summer

It seems so clear, but it really isn’t. This picture was taken while hiking in Heidelberg. A wild strawberry bush in the dead of June. Making way for memories of a confusing summer, but ultimately letting us know that winter is coming. Are you ready?

Travel: Day Trip to Salzburg Austria

My trip to Austria started with a 30-minute drive to Kaiserslautern, Germany, followed by a midnight 6-hour bus ride and early morning entrance into the 4th largest city in Austria. Like Colon Germany, Salzburg, Austria was built on the settlement of an old Roman town called Iuvavum. Based on my experience in Colon; I was…

Travel: Fun in Heidelberg

During my first month visiting Germany, I saw the town of Heidelberg near the Neckar River in southwest Germany. The highlights of this town are the historical areas such as the Heidelberg Palace, the Old Bridge, and Heidelberg Zoo. Heidelberg is also home to many universities and a romantic cityscape with narrow roads and thousands…