D is for Dakar, Senegal

“Spot Senegal’s national tree the Baobab.” (For a backstory on the Land of Nod series, click here!) Dakar is the capital of Senegal, in West Africa. It’s an Atlantic port on the Cap-Vert peninsula Getting to Dakar: Originally, I thought I could combine my trip to Cairo with Senegal but there really isn’t an easy…

C is for Cairo, Egypt

“Explore the ancient pyramids.” (For a backstory on the Land of Nod series, click here!) Let’s pretend like we live in a world where there is no political unrest or the threat of terrorism. I can wish that for my son, right? Since this is the (hypothetical) case, we have a some things to do and…

A is for Agra, India

When it came time to decorate the nursery (gender unknown), I knew I wanted it to be travel themed. One item that I decided to splurge on came from The Land of Nod. It’s a piece called “I’ve got the whole world in my room.” How cute is this? Each letter of the alphabet represents…

New Dehli, India

This post originated from my Land of Nod blog series. It is a prelude to Agra, India. Getting to India: New Delhi has several flights from the U.S arriving throughout the day/evening. I live on the east coast and a flight to New Delhi takes about 21hrs with a layover in either Kuwait or Istanbul,…

The 5 Most Stunning Spots in Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park overall is really quite lovely- the mountain is covered in glaciers that perfectly reflect the sunlight and provide an excellent contrast for the multiple wildflower meadows and alpine forests that surround the peak. Glacier melt creates streams and waterfalls, and surrounding mountains help set the gorgeous scene. But with so much…