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Wildflowers on Mosier Plateau (Go! Now!)

Mother’s Day was a goodie this year. With the wildflowers in full bloom, we headed down the Columbia River Gorge to Mosier. I had heard great things about the wildflowers on the Mosier Plateau, and the experience did not…

Portland Places: DOC

My birthday celebration included an amazing dinner experience with friends. Isaac made the plans and man, did he do good! There’s this corner up in Northeast which is all kinds of amazing. A mix of bars and eateries that…

Portland Places… a new series

Portland is such a cool place. It’s bigger than small, but smaller than big. The perfect size. You can get to know your way around, but still find hidden gems each time you step out. I love the vibe…

Good Fortune on the 4T Trail

  “I’m pretty sure this is a bad idea, but I think we should do it anyways.” This is a phrase I utter (too?) often. Like last week when my brother was visiting. The weather was meh, but we had…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Sunriver, Oregon

You know it was a good trip when the first thing you do when you get home, is to jump on VRBO to book the next one. That was Sunriver. It was that good. Sunriver is in Central Oregon,…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Lost Lake Again

We spent Memorial Day Weekend camping in Lost Lake. It was great times all around. We camped there last Summer and had an awesome time. And while there are many more places to explore, Lost Lake was good enough to warrant…

Exploring the PNW: Silver Falls State Park

A few weekends back we headed to Silver Falls State Park for our first camping trip of the season. The park is a short 90 minute drive from Portland and is home to the Trail of Ten Falls – a seven mile…

Sweating in California

Traveling is one of my favorite things. I love getting out of the routine and enjoying days in places far from home. It’s fun to break away from the day to day schedule. However there is one routine that…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park has been a place I’ve been itching to go for years. Maybe it’s the wild coastline. Or the temperate rain forests. Or the glaciers. Or the elk. Whatever it is, I was jazzed to reserve a campsite for…

Camping with Youngins

Camping. I love it – sharing space with nature, simple living, the bonfire scent that infuses everything from hair to sleeping bags. We’re all there together enjoying whatever it is that’s in front of us. Unexpected things happen when we lose the…