Author Archives: Hali

About Hali

Just a travel junkie trying to find my voice in the blogosphere. I enjoy sharing my photography and fast facts I learn in the places I travel through.

Genuine Wood

This little beauty was sent from our very last guests to visit while we lived in Portland. Find it fitting that it’s made from thin-sliced wood, considering Oregon’s timber roots. I… Read more »

sign of Porto

Oh Porto!

Please don’t call the city Oporto, even though that’s the name of their airport. Some random, international miscommunication landed that name, locals prefer Porto. We took a whole week to… Read more »

My Golden Rolling Hills

I distinctly recall receiving this postcard while I was living in Sweden. When my host sister saw the postcard she proclaimed, “Oh those brown hills of California! – while driving,… Read more »

Madrid City Hall


Madrid is a vibrant and lively city with something to do every hour of the day, every day of the week. We learn some of their tradition, practice staying out past 10:30, and absorb the bustle of life in big city.