Category: Real Travel

Travel 2018

A Look Back at 2017 + Big Plans for 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Yes, I know we’re halfway through January already {gasp!} BUT it’s still the newest part of the New Year, right?? I’m gonna ride the New Year’s train a little longer because I really love all the reflection posts and articles that come out right around now– anyone with a blog or website […]

wifi love story

Staying Connected: A WiFi Love Story

As a remote worker, there’s nothing more simple and pure than the love for a strong WiFi signal. Afterall, this is how work gets done, video conferences attended, and emails sent to clients and colleagues across the globe. When there’s WiFi insecurity– power outages; no signal on the 6-hour train or bus ride when there’s supposed to […]

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and Permafrost

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and Permafrost may seem like a heavy topic to be writing about, given how I’m usually sharing travel and remote work tips here on the blog. But this isn’t a random blog post, as I’ve started a collaboration with OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) to raise awareness and bring […]

Top Summer Hits in Spanish

Right now you might be wondering why I would be posting the Top Summer Hits in Spanish when clearly it’s November and cold and definitely not summer.   Well, I felt the time has arrived that we need a little throwback hotness in our lives, now that the holiday season is upon us and the […]

Home is.

I’ve recently returned state-side after a year of traveling abroad… and I feel restless. Needy. Nostalgic. I realize that I haven’t written a blog post in 8 months (!!!) and that’s changing now. Like, right. now. I believe I stopped writing when our travels took us to Bosnia+ Herzegovina. It was a wickedly cold and […]

The Cold Makes You Feel Alive, In A Dying Sort Of Way

Today is January 8th, 2017, Day 8 of my self-inflicted 31 days of posting in January. Today, we ventured out into The Old Town… but not before 1pm. We slept in and needed it. Kind of crappy transportation can make you tired and sore, especially 9 hours of it. The heating in our apartment didn’t […]

Flash Memoir: Conversations with Rocks

There is a desired solitude one can find up on the mountain side. A place for contemplation, reflection, and… “OH, COME ON!  YOU. ASS. HOLE!” Thud… Thud… Thud.  The rock eventually stopped rolling down the side of the mountain when it found its way to the bottom of a giant, wide ditch, an unfinished or […]

A Portland Staycation: River’s Edge Hotel and Spa

For those of us who call Portland home, we can sometimes take for granted the bounty which is available in our own backyard. We can forget the reasons why so many people visit the city over and over again. It’s a city with big heart– loyal sports fans, outdoor enthusiasts, beer lovers, and a thriving […]

How to Springbreak Seattle

Spring time in the Northwest still consist of layers, gortex, and, well… rain. Last year during Spring Break, I ran off to central Mexico with 2 friends for an epic week-long road trip through the highlands. But this year, I stayed local and visited my friend (1/3 of the Mexico road trip crew) up in […]

5 Ways To Enjoy Portland Like a Local

March Madness is upon us, and whether that means sports, spring break, or sanitizing your home top-to-bottom, Portland Bloggers Roundtable has joined forces yet again to bring you a curated list of our favorite Portlandy things that visitors and locals alike should be partaking in, like right now. Enjoy! Happy Hour Portland is a shining […]