Tallulah Gorge

At a dramatic 1,000′ down, the view from the top of Tallulah Gorge cannot be beat (there’s an overlook called Inspiration Point, and the gorge is included in Georgia’s 7 Natural Wonders). The overlooks along the Rim Trail are stunning year-round, but the most adventurous and rewarding way to experience the gorge is hiking the […]

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

For my 37th birthday this past March, I was able to revisit Pearl Fryar’s. It was grey-skied when we got there, and sunny after we started walking around. Being here feels intimate and special (you’re walking through someone’s yard). These topiaries are unlike anything else on earth and Fryar is an inspiration. I’m so glad […]

Graves and People Pillars in Oslo

Compared to Bergen, Oslo is bigger, more diverse, and has a cool look that blends grand historical and modern minimalist architecture. I can totally see why Norway is rated the world’s happiest country- the quality of life seems very high and Norwegians seem pretty laidback. Our first sighting of SHE LIES! We’d been so excited […]

Choo Choo to Oslo

Our last day, we walked by the leprosy museum (sadly closed, but it’s kinda cool to walk around anyway). Then we got on the train to Oslo. So, I am low-key into trains. I rec the Seattle to Portland train ride, I like playing the board game Ticket to Ride with a real time train […]