Stories and photographs from visits to old alleyways and scenic landscapes

Author: lianakatrina

Spending an afternoon at Joshua Tree National Park

Spending an afternoon at Joshua Tree National Park

A day trip to the Joshua Tree National Park is a must if you are visiting Los Angeles, after two and a half hours of drive, you will be transported to a true desert wilderness like no other! I visited the park mid of July, […]

Glacier Hike Adventure in Norway

Glacier Hike Adventure in Norway

We reached Nigardsbreen Glacier by noon time, 30 minutes ahead of our maiden trek through a glacier. Nigardsbreen Glacier is part of the Jostedal National Park and is one of the most accesible glacier in Norway. When we entered the park, we were welcomed by this view! The […]

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen

The Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is my favorite Norwegian Scenic Route, not because it is more stunning than the others, but because we were able to spend more time on this route without actually rushing into anything. We simply had more time to linger and appreciate its beauty! […]

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet

Few days before our flight and after i finalized our itinerary, HB sent me a message saying “WE HAVE DO THIS!” referring to hiking the highest peak in Scandinavia, the Galdhøpiggen mountain. This was his only request on this trip, so i wasn’t able to […]

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandfjalett

Driving the Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandfjalett

When we were planning our Norway itinerary, we listed the top adventures we would want to experience in Norway such as the glacier hiking, fjord cruise and mountain hiking and from there I strategically planned our road trip to ensure I will be able to […]

City Destination: Cleveland

City Destination: Cleveland

I was grateful for having a chance to live at the center of downtown Cleveland for two weeks due to work assignment – let alone, i might not consider visiting this city as a tourist. It was great that i have discovered it – with […]

Historic Franklin

Historic Franklin

“The Town That Time Forgot” – Franklin, Michigan     I’ve decided one morning to visit a cafe near my place and i was a great surprise to discover that the cafe is located at a historic downtown. I walked around the village with the […]

Coffee Date: Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream

Coffee Date: Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream

Apparently, Michigan has only few local coffee shops and are scattered along the state. I’ve only discovered one so far which is nearby my place. This  coffee shop is set in a quaint, converted farmhouse located in a history rich setting of Downtown Village of […]

When in Cebu City – Visit Temple of Leah

When in Cebu City – Visit Temple of Leah

My interest in visiting this temple isn’t quite high because I’ve already seen similar temples when i visited Rome, temples which are built out of classical Roman architecture. But my sister convinced me to drop by and it turned out to be a good decision. […]