Sometimes whether it be work or family obligations, lack of vacation time, or a limited budget, you don't always have the time to take a lavish two-week vacation to some far-off land. But that doesn't mean you can't still explore!
If it weren't for Anthony Bourdain, we probably would not drive down to Portland as often as we do. We have been making the 3-hour drive for pizza several times a year, which led us to discover other eateries, so now we make the drive not only for pizza, but for Mexican food, coffee, and donuts as well. Here are three things you need to eat in Portland, Oregon.
If you travel across the flat plains of West Texas all the way to the Northern border of Mexico, you’ll find a hidden gem full of canyons, breathtaking desert, and wildlife. Big Bend National Park is certainly not the most popular protected piece of land in America, but if you ask people who’ve been there, they’ll tell you that it’s one of the most underrated. *Guest Post by Riley of Impulsive Wanderlust*
I know what you're thinking...why would anyone care about non-wine-related things in wine country? Maybe you're wondering why anyone that doesn't like wine would go to wine country. Well...there are heaps of reasons why you should do non-wine-related things in Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Sometimes when planning a trip or curating our bucket list, we get caught up in the whirlwind of glamorous Instagram photos, guide books' "must-see" lists, and the multitude of recommendations we get from friends and colleagues. Well, what about when these things that are on our list end up being a disappointment? What about when you get there and realise...uh oh, I'm in a tourist trap??
Spring is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest and that means lots of birdsong, crazy weather changes, and oh yeah, flowers. About 2.5 hours south of Seattle and 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, this is a perfect stop on your way to or from Mount St. Helens.
While we live within an easy driving distance from Seattle, Washington, we really prefer to stay away. Whether you are a first time visitor to the Emerald City or are planning a return trip, we thought we would compile a list of places and activities off the beaten path for you to enjoy.
Can't make it to Keukenhof this spring but still want to see amazing colours? If you are in the Pacific Northwest, check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! Located 90-minutes north of Seattle in Mount Vernon, WA, this festival lasts throughout the month of April while the tulips are in bloom.
It may come as no shock to you since we are big coffee snobs, we are also chocolate snobs! So when we get the opportunity to do anything related to chocolate, you bet we're going to jump at the chance.
Despite experiencing multiple Nor’easters during our time there (what a novelty for us West Coasters!), we thoroughly enjoyed the things that Maine had to offer even though we barely scratched the surface.