Driving through the patchwork farmland that characterizes the English county of Somerset is more than picturesque – it’s the definition of classic English countryside. Then, you arrive in the cobbled, winding streets of Frome and ‘picturesque’ reaches a new level. During my recent Somerset road trip with Dan, I knew I wanted to visit this quaint little market town… but besides being cute, are there actually things to do in Frome?
Here we are not only at the end of September, but nearly halfway through October! Life, as you might assume, has been a bit full and wild. But I’m glad I’m squeezing this post in here, as I always enjoy the process of slowing down and looking at the month that was.
I rarely buy travel souvenirs, but when I do it’s always after spending an inordinate amount of time perusing the local postcards (with lofty goals of someday putting these in a scrapbook). Of course, I get lazy and never sort out the postage and addresses, which is why I have a pile of unused postcards growing on my desk! So I was pleased when I recently came across a company that lets you design your own postcards and mail them anywhere in the world. With MyPostcard, it is super easy to send a postcard online or through their app. They organize everything – all you have to do is put in your photo and type up your message.
Before summer has completely left the air, before everyone’s out here crunching leaves and downing pumpkin spice lattes… I thought I would share my August recap 🙂 For me, August was a month of polar opposites. I jetted off on a great trip to the pacific northwest, before coming home to bury myself in the library. Here’s everything I got up to in August…
If you’re gluten free, you need to get to Vancouver, Canada stat. The gluten free Vancouver scene is on fire. (And to convince your non-gluten free travel companions, just give them promises of gorgeous sunsets overlooking the city skyline, iconic suspension bridges, perfectly roasted coffee, and mountains within 30 minutes of the city center…. ahhh, take me back to Vancouver!).
For the final post in my series on the incredible Everest Base Camp trek, I’m sharing a complete Everest Base Camp packing list! I mean, I’ve packed for a lot of trips, but nothing prepared me for the intensity of packing for Everest Base Camp. If you’re sitting there glassy eyed, overwhelmed, and screaming inside about packing for EBC… I’ve been there!
If you want to have an enjoyable Everest Base Camp experience, then training is essential! Few people can rock up in the Himalayas and trek Everest Base Camp without difficulty. But coming up with a training plan for this unique experience can be overwhelming: How long should you train for? What exercises should you include? At what frequency? Trust me, I’ve been there!