Hollin Stafford

Hollin Stafford

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.

Hotel Barcelona Universal Review

View of Barcelona from Hotel Barcelona Universal
The view was amazing! However, if you arrive and get a room with a not so stellar view, have no fear. The rooftop deck is fantastic! There is a small pool as well as a bar and plenty of seating overlooking the city. But back to the room.

Icicle Ridge Winery – Leavenworth, WA

Icicle Ridge Winery Uptown tasting room sign

If you like wine tasting, we found a fabulous small winery in Leavenworth! Technically the winery is located in Peshastin, but it’s only a few minute drive from Leavenworth. Icicle Ridge Winery is a family run winery nestled in the…

Visconti’s in Leavenworth

Viscontis Leavenworth soup

Though one might not think of Italian restaurants when visiting a Bavarian-style tourist town, we were lucky to find a great one! Visconti’s proved to be a wonderful choice. The ambience is nice and we were seated in a twinkle…

Rudloofs Pizza – Leavenworth, WA

Rudloofs pizza Leavenworth

O.k. when you think pizza, you probably don’t think of stone ground mustard, bratwurst, sauerkraut with red and green peppers. But holy cow! When we stopped at Rudloofs Pizza for lunch, Tyson (the owner’s son) was there working when we…