Category: USA

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 […]

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 […]

Curing Your Northwest Winter Blues

Curing your Northwest Winter Blues is the second post in our Portland Bloggers Roundtable series… and after gathering last month under dark skies and around toasty beverages, we decided to offer some activity suggestions for people suffering from the Northwest Winter Blues. I miraculously have not been affected this year by the weather, I’ve actually found […]

Working on a Portland Photo Shoot!

Hey you sexy beasts! How are you?? Yes, I have been drinking wine. Come on, though… it gets dark at 5pm these days, and I typically allow the natural light to determine my drinking habits, so there ya go. That being said, as I left work today, it was dark and rainy and chilly, and […]

Las Vegas: The Quick & Dirty

WOW. Talk about building up the suspense for this last post about my sisters summer road trip I took in July. My apologies! But just for that wait, I will share 5  tips that got me out of Sin City alive… After leaving Bryce Canyon before sunrise, we hauled ass back across 3 states to make […]

America The Beautiful Day 4: Bryce Canyon

Our last full day and night on our sister road trip began with catching the shuttle bus from Bryce Canyon City to Bryce Canyon National Park, approximately a 20 minute drive. Our driver chatted with passengers and shared with us that this is her summer job, she is actually the town’s P.E. teacher and school […]

America The Beautiful Day 3: The Grand Staircase

Our third day exploring the canyons had us driving through breathtaking scenery, and we couldn’t help but feel in awe, if not insignificantly small, as we experienced millions of years of geological evolution before our very eyes… Grand Staircase- Escalante Driving through Red Canyon to reach our destination for the next two days, was no […]

America The Beautiful Day 2: Zion National Park

**WARING** Majorly inspiring and bad-ass photo overload below, thanks to Beth Olson Creative. At 6am we collected ourselves and hiking gear as best we could in the glow of our cellphones and headed back to Zion, where, on this day, we planned to hike The Narrows, the narrowest section of Zion. This gorge/slot canyon guards […]