America The Beautiful Day 1: Zion National Park

It's hard to believe that 2015 is more than half over, and that I have been writing this blog for almost a year! Although posts have been more sporadic than I like, I continue to write and share this digital di...

Lava Lands & Open Roads: Camping in Central Oregon

Growing up, my family would take several trips a year to central Oregon's high desert. We would stroll down the streets of the western themed town of Sisters, rent a house in the laid back resort of Sun River, ...

Portland restaurant review: Oven & Shaker

Recently, I was given the opportunity to write a restaurant review for Forest Heights Life Magazine a Portland neighborhood-specific monthly magazine owned and operated by a friend who is a mover and shaker in ...

Why You Should House Sit In Your Own City

I know that my blog has only been active for approximately two months, but I'm already noting some changes and additions I would like to make. This is actually not a daunting task for me, 1) because I don't hav...

Visiting Oregon Wine Country

The holidays have come and gone, presents opened and all ready forgotten. Even though crowds and mass-consumerism make me queasy, I really do enjoy Christmas with all of the lights, festivities and parties. Aft...

Estate Sales & Antique Malls

I would first like to say: Happy 2015 dear readers! Wow, 2014 really was a crazy year filled with extremes, for sure. As I go through my Word Press reader, which allows me to easily see all the newest blog post...

A Birthday Feast for the Eyes

December 1st has come and gone, yet what do we really know about this noblest of days? It is the gateway day to all other holidays occurring this month, with out the 1st, you have no other days. Also, it's my b...

Graveyards: a popular travel destination?

What is it about graveyards that intrigue us so much? Is it the idea of walking among the dead? Or perhaps it gives us time to reflect on our own mortality, an afterlife, reincarnation... For whatever reason, I...