• Black Forest Clocks

    Black Forest Clocks are some of the most popular clocks in the world. This post looks at the history of the clocks and how they've evolved over the centuries. #TBIN

  • Road Trip to Canada, Days 3 & 4

    My best friend and I took a road trip to Canada to celebrate her birthday and my graduation. It was so much fun getting to explore Vancouver together. This is what we did on the last two days of our trip. #TBIN

  • Kaniakapupu Ruins

    Not far from the center of Honolulu lies the ruins known as Kaniakapupu (Singing of the Land Shells). Not much is known about the ruins or why the site was abandoned. Once the summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, now all that’s left are broken walls and piles of stones. Further down in my post you can read all about what is known about this beautiful and sacred spot. But first, I have some bad news. ***Due to the recent vandalism of this sacred site, visitors are strictly prohibited. Anyone seen inside the watershed perimeter or attempting to enter the area will be arrested.*** When I visited the site, I’d been…

  • The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in the Huairou District of Beijing is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful sections of the Wall.

    Visiting the Great Wall of China

    I’ll tell you now, before I get into my post, that this post has a LOT of pictures. I hope you enjoy my journey along the top of the Great Wall of China! To pick up where my last post left off, after we hung up with Kevin we wandered around the Beijing Olympic Stadium for a while. The tour company called us several times, asking if we wanted them to come get us, where we were, what had upset us (haha, that one was funny) and if we could work out a deal. We weren’t about to tell them where we were and we definitely didn’t want to attempt another…