Road Trip! PDX to Boulder, CO

March 15- 22, 2017 Wednesday – March 15, 2017   ROADDDD TRIPPPPP Call it Spring Break, call it an urge to hit the open road, or call it friend stalking. This past week my lova and I decided to head east to Colorado to see some friends and American acreage we were well past due…

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Timberline Lodge

Blah Blah… History History tends to unavoidably inscribe its presence in one fashion or another. Whether it is found muffled in the voices of the old and wise, or illustrated in the accumulation of rings within an aging sturdy tree. From its spoken tokens, to its more visual ones, history can become a thing of…

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Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee A.K.A … • “The Volunteer State” • “NashVegas” • “Athens of the South” • “Home of… Country/Bluegrass Music” • “House of… The Grand OLE Opry”     January, FRIDAY THE 13th- Leaving for Nashville As superstitious individuals chose to lock themselves indoors and out of harms way, my mother and I were double…

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To a New Year…

The year is 2017, the place is currently Portland, OR (my hometown), and my ambition is currently running on miscellaneous fumes from some of 2016’s spiraling obstacles. There are no specific bottled up wants and desires that I feel I have to take hold of, but there is a pictured vision that the year will…

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Carnival Splendor & The Eastern Carribean

  Saturday Dec. 10th- Boarding The port of Miami greeted us with warm rain and eager people ready to get their cruising on. As we made our way onboard the ship, pink zebra circles seemed to be the main thing of focus (they are plastered all over the walls). I learned later that The Carnival…

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Miami Daze

Hospitality The Mark, the building we stayed in (booked through VRBO), is located in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood (think high rises in a financial district). It houses a semi-formal restaurant & bar on the waterfront by the name of Crazy About You. We enjoyed dinner here our first night (Wednesday night the restaurant was packed with…

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Miami Day 1 – Take 2

Magic City I just recently learned that Miami is also known as the “Magic City.” And (don’t you dare follow in my footsteps and start a sentence like this…), of course I would like to know by what means. Perhaps it is the fact that the city itself is built atop swampy wet land that…

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Miami & A Privileged Millennial (Day 1)

Day 1: Some philosophical thought… If my hometown Portland, Oregon has taught me anything, it is that a city’s growth in this economy is more than doable. What I still have yet to side with is the rationality of it all. Does a city expand and renovate its interior under the premises that it is…

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Ooooh So You Brunch?

Shall We Brunch? Within the last 15 years, Portland, Oregon has blossomed from the depths of its many eclectic Portland residents’ basements. Portland has now become the epicenter of….well… AMAZING FANTASTICAL PLACES, PEOPLE, & THINGS. Allowing traditions, like successful brunching, to become a natural hobby for the average Portland person.   Gravy Anyone? While the…

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Cannon Beach, Oregon

Who is this Afternoon bird exactly? (We have the early bird & the night owl.. but what about the afternoon aviator?)  Ummm it’s Tuesday… A free Tuesday is before you, and a will and a want are pulling at your adventurous pockets. Do you wake up early to catch the full breadth of the day, or…

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