Local Exploration: Scratching a Travel Itch

I once read an article published by USA Today Traveler where author Jessica Festa highlighted how one can and should capitalize on those allusive days of paid vacation. As we know, getting away is much easier said than done. As the piece blatantly states, in 2014 over 40% of us didn’t. In my second full…

Portland She Wrote

Having a brother that lives in Portland makes it an easy weekend get-away. Portland is known for its unique city culture which includes naked bike rides, streets filled with overpriced vintage stores, bike lanes as wide as car lanes, full city blocks housing only food trucks, legal tent camping ANYWHERE, young creatives who work at…