I’m an aunt (again) and a little late for last month’s newsletter. June started slow with me exploring London and catching up on work. I was hunkered down researching the importance of public lands in the United States for contracted work and getting ready for Andy’s parents to visit from the States.

Walking through the Cotswolds

Andy and I took a day trip out to the Cotswolds for some walking around pastures and countryside. To be honest, the section we did wasn’t as romantic as I thought it would be but it was nice to get out of the city for some fresh air.

June was the month I first traveled to Asia.

I’ve been wanting to go to SE Asia, like Thailand, for years. I never quite was able to make it happen. However, Andy’s company was sending him to a bunch of Asian countries and without work and limited vacation days, I was able to join him. Bali was first with a little vacation before he started his business meetings. We rented scooters for a day and explored waterfalls around Ubud.

I had a wonderful trip and can’t wait to share what I did through pictures. My Google Pixel phone decided to die, so some of my Japan images, including climbing Mt. Fuji, are forever lost.

Getting wild on the Great Wall

New stories shared in June

Countries I Traveled to in June

  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Japan

My Favorite June UK Attraction

  • St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

My Favorite June Trip

Beijing surprised me. It wasn’t the part of the trip I was looking forward to the most, but I enjoyed the culture, the people and stepping outside of my comfort levels.

June’s Top 3 Instagram Posts

French Pyrenees

I love mountains and need more in my life.

Hiking to Lac de Gaube

Another mountain range in the books. Pyrenees, thanks for the mountains and sunshine!

England sheep grazing

“We don’t experience natural environment enough to realize how restored they can make us feel, nor are we aware that studies also show they make us healthier, more creative, more empathetic and more apt to engage with the world and with each other. Nature, it turns out, is good for civilization.” – The Nature Fix

Reflecting on how even a simple walk in England’s countryside is just what I need. Scroll through the pictures. #nationaltrust

What’s next for July?

I’m in Pennsylvania, back in the States for the first time since March, visiting my friends and family. I plan on catching up on editing photos.

I return back to London with my cousin arriving the same day for more family time. She’ll be staying with me until I visit her in-laws in Germany for a fun, long weekend with Andy.

After Germany, I have a quick turnaround before I end the month with a girls trip to Croatia. A couple of my girlfriends from Seattle are meeting, and I’m anticipating a fun filled week of laugh and exploration.