Author: Hollin Stafford

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Hollin holds her degree in Sociology and was a flight attendant for United Airlines up until the time she had her son. She, her husband and son are now happily living with their three dogs in Portugal. Hollin home-schools so they can explore the globe, and teach through experience. When not writing about travel, Hollin’s focus is on writing fiction. Her work has received rave reviews from critically acclaimed agents and editors. She has a unique voice embodied through rich descriptions of shared human condition. She recently published her first YA novel, Degrees of Light and enjoys writing literary short stories. In 2017 she was listed on Glimmer Train's honorable mention list and was considered for the Fulton Prize from The Adirondack Review. Her short story, Blue, was featured in Literary Mama’s 2018 Mother’s Day Edition. She is originally from California.

Os Bordellos Burger in Cascais Portugal

Os Bordallos – A Hamburger Haven in Cascais, Portugal

Sadly, Os Bordallos has closed as of January 2019. There great food and staff will be missed. Finding Os Bordallos

Spoonik Barcelona

Spoonik – A Magical Dining Experience in Barcelona, Spain

We had the pleasure of dining at Spoonik while in Barcelona, Spain. Spoonik is not your typical dining experience. It

Center of Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Guai

The Stunning Yeatman Hotel – Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

My family was lucky enough to visit the Yeatman Hotel while we were visiting the Porto area of Portugal. We

Fresh Tuna Coral a Sushi Concept

Coral a Sushi Concept – Great Find on Lisbon Coast

Tucked into the Hotel Miragem in Cascais, on the Lisbon Coast, you will find Coral a Sushi Concept. We went for

One of the boat harbors in Port Townsend

The Jewel of the Olympic Peninsula: Port Townsend, WA

Back when I was fresh out of college I decided to drive from San Diego, CA to Seward, AK. It

Sol Duc Feature Photo

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort – A Dragons Lament, A Nature Lovers Dream

If a friend told you they knew of a place where you could soak in dragon’s tears, you’d probably tell

Icicle Ridge Winery Uptown tasting room sign

Icicle Ridge Winery – Leavenworth, WA

If you like wine tasting, we found a fabulous small winery in Leavenworth! Technically the winery is located in Peshastin,

Viscontis Leavenworth soup

Visconti’s in Leavenworth

Though one might not think of Italian restaurants when visiting a Bavarian-style tourist town, we were lucky to find a

Rudloofs pizza Leavenworth

Rudloofs Pizza – Leavenworth, WA

O.k. when you think pizza, you probably don’t think of stone ground mustard, bratwurst, sauerkraut with red and green peppers.

Icicle Brewing with brewer

Icicle Brewing Company – Leavenworth, WA

If you like beer, don’t miss the Icicle Brewing Company. Their friendly brew master, Dean Priebe was there having lunch