Archive for the category "travel"

Iowa Countryside

July 9th, 2010 @ 6:51pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s hard to describe the beauty of the rolling hills covered in hundreds of hues of green that smell of freshly cut grass and sweetcorn here in Iowa. I wasn’t able to snap photos of every piece of scenery but heading from the freeway the asphalt gives way to limestone concrete that covers dusty yellow […]

Day Trip to Galena Illinois

July 9th, 2010 @ 11:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I are still over in Iowa, enjoying a quick day trip to Iowa City. We’ve been on the go quite a bit during this trip but it’s all been good times with friends and family. The other day John’s brother’s family took us over to the historic town of Galena, Illinois. Along the […]

Dubuque to Cedar Rapids Iowa

July 7th, 2010 @ 8:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Monday turned out to be far more productive than anyone thought given the previous day’s festivities on the Fourth of July. We hopped in the car and headed East into Dubuque for lunch at the Dubuque Star Brewery. Located along the Mississippi and heavily populated by mayflies (aka fishflies) the old brick building that once […]

Fourth of July in Iowa

July 5th, 2010 @ 9:55am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I experienced my first Fourth of July in Iowa. The skies teased with raindrops every few minutes but luckily by noon, when the parade began, the sun had peeked its way through the grey blanket of clouds above. We sat along the side of the road in John‘s hometown as other families with tarps, […]

Distrikt Hotel in New York City

June 7th, 2010 @ 10:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When in New York last month, Keira and I stayed at the Distrikt Hotel between Hell’s Kitchen and the Theatre District. Keira originally found the hotel listed online through Expedia and watched customer reviews pour in since its launch earlier in 2010. Scanning Yelp consistently and seeing that the price was right (packaged with our […]

Top Five for 2010: Victoria

June 7th, 2010 @ 8:52am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Although there are many places to explore and discover on Vancouver Island, none is more widely known than our Province’s capital, Victoria. Continuing the Top Five series, here are some of my favourite things about traveling to Victoria. As usual, I list a few more than five things but I’ve limited the content to five […]

Vancouver to New York 2

May 31st, 2010 @ 7:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been to New York twice before but each time has been for no longer than 3 days. Months ago I booked a trip with Keira who has been planning her visit to the Big Apple since I met her, and even long before that. She had studied the MTA subway maps, memorized streets and […]

Vancouver to New York

May 25th, 2010 @ 6:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m in New York this week to hang out, explore, work, wander, and do a whole lot of walking. Since Keira and I are already half-way through our journey, I thought it was time for a photo post so that I can share some of our adventures so far. Brunch in the West Village Carrie’s […]