Just outside of Portland, Oregon is the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Spanning more than 80 miles, the gorge borders Oregon and Washington state. A vacation to the area is not complete without visiting this beautiful place just 30 minutes from Portland. Here you will see fantastic trees, stunning vistas, the Columbia River, and many other beautiful […]
In the spirit of a new year, I’ve decided to start doing quarterly “roundups” of our travel activities. Oftentimes, there are things going on behind the scenes and sometimes our actual experiences don’t make it into an official blog post for many months due to the nature of my schedule. These posts will offer glimpses of our travel happenings […]
Washington, D.C. is a great east coast city. Because it is the capitol of the United States, it has a very interesting political climate. But, what I like about it even more is the amount of things there are to do there. Even better, many things are free! It’s possible to do a lot […]
I am a sucker for a good sunset. In my opinion, a good sunset is one of nature’s best ways of showing off! While I love the sunsets in our hometown, the sunsets we see during our travels are of particular interest to me, especially the last sunset of any given trip we’re on. This […]
Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula is an upper class area just west of Newport Beach that is worth spending a day exploring. Depending on your location, you can easily walk here from many Newport hotels. The scariest part of the walk is crossing the Pacific Coast Highway! But, once you cross over this busy […]
We’re headed off to Vegas for a long weekend to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We love that we have the option to fly on Allegiant because it offers a super cheap direct flight. Because of our geographic location, we usually have to stop in Denver or Salt Lake, so being able to fly directly to […]
In late August 2017 a total solar eclipse of the sun will be making its way across the United States. This is a significant astronomical and scientific event, as well as a tourist attraction. Directly on the center line of the eclipse’s path is our hometown! When the eclipse hits our city at 11:42am, we will […]
An Alaskan cruise will take you into the depths of some of the most incredible, unspoiled places on earth. Filled with natural beauty, it is an experience unlike any other and should be added to your bucket list.
*New Blog Post* featuring Everglades National Park for Sustainable Sunday!
Nestled high in the Colorado mountains and located just to the west of Rocky Mountain National Park is Estes Park. Small mountain towns all tend to be very similar – buildings no more than three floors high, old fashion candy shops on main street, upscale dining options, and relatively expensive hotels. I’ve visited plenty of […]