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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…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Cape Lookout, Oregon

Coastal camping is so magical. There’s something very special about listening to the waves while laying in a sleeping bag in a cozy tent. So, when I found an available site at Cape Lookout on the Oregon coast, I…

Exploring the Pacific Northwest: Lost Lake, Oregon

I am a lucky girl to call the Pacific Northwest home. These parts are gorgeous, I tell ya. One of the things I love about living in Portland is that even the shortest of road trips yield huge rewards. We’re maximizing…

Vacation and moderation aren’t mutually exclusive

In my early twenties I went to Vegas for the weekend with Isaac and two of our best friends. It was after weddings, but before babies and careers. So, there wasn’t much standing in the way of us and all that…

Dreaming of a girlfriend’s getaway…

We’ve been having some seriously warm, sunny, summery weather up here in Portland. Which makes me smile – and think of the beach, girlfriends and long days in the water. While a girlfriend getaway isn’t exactly on the books,…

Spontaneous Roadtripping

A few weeks ago the family and I made the 16-hour drive from Portland to California. It was spontaneous – we decided on Thursday night at 11:30pm to leave Friday (the very next day) at 5pm. Spontaneity can go…