Sylvia Beach Hotel

May 20, 2014 // 9 Comments

An extremely charming hotel in Newport, Or for book lovers! A great place to unplug and relax with a good book and a great view. All the rooms are themed after authors. [more]


December 17, 2013 // 7 Comments

So, I went to Iceland  a week ago.  It was a spontaneous trip as international travel goes.  I had extra vacation days to use, found a great airfare, and a friend who was [more]

Road trip: Victoria, B.C.

October 17, 2013 // 3 Comments

Last weekend Jacob and I took a much needed vacation. OK, it was just a 4-day weekend, but we did so much, that it felt longer.  I guess we really needed to get away. [more]

Bend Ale Trail

May 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

The real highlight of our trip to Bend during the Memorial Day weekend was our tour of their “Ale Trail”.  The city has a fast growing beer scene and [more]

Petersen Rock Garden

May 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

I just got home from a really fun weekend in Bend.  I haven’t been there in years so I was really impressed with how beautiful and fun that city is.  Our main [more]

Lagunitas Brewery

April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

This weekend we made  whirlwind trip to the bay area to visit some friends.  The highlight was of course seeing everyone, but the second best part was our afternoon trip to [more]


January 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

This weekend I escaped the freezing fog in Portland for sunshine in the southwest.  Tucson was gorgeous with never-ending blue skies…even warm enough to wear shorts.  [more]

Getaway: Long Beach

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

A few weeks back, I took Jacob on a surprise weekend trip to Long Beach, Washington.  It was rainy, foggy and dark but we had a great time.  We stayed in a vintage trailer, [more]

Roadtrip: Oregon Vortex

July 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

The House of Mystery and the Oregon Vortex is a place in southern Oregon, not far from Medford, where the laws of physics are supposedly a little haywire.  Gravity doesn’t [more]
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