Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Visiting the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle has long been on my list of things to do. A pet project of Howard Schultz, the Starbucks roastery is where you can experience the roasting process, try out some unique blends that become Starbucks Reserve coffees, and try your preferred coffee blend via several different brewing …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Hamburg, Germany

This time last year I joined my husband in Hamburg, Germany for a week while he was at a work conference. It was my fourth time in Germany but only the second time I've ever traveled with him for work, and the first time I was really exploring the Schleswig-Holstein region of the country. I’ve …

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Hawaii’s Big Island: Along the Kona Coast

We started off 2017 with a bucket list trip to Hawaii. We only had about a week so we limited ourselves to visiting two islands-- the Big Island and Oahu-- knowing we wouldn't get to fully experience either place in our limited amount of time. We flew into Kona late on a Friday night. The …

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