7 Reasons to Visit Bend, Oregon

I have been to Bend, Oregon twice now over the last few years and both times I immediately felt like I was at home. Everything about Bend speaks to my soul and the outdoor lover and ‘hipster’ in me. It feels like Portland to me, but smaller and more authentic. It doesn’t have to try hard to be an amazing place, Read More …

Day Trip from Las Vegas to Death Valley

When we planned our 1 week Southwest Road trip we purposely kept the plans very loose. We had rented a camera van through Escape Campervans and we only had a general route planned. We had no activities or accommodations booked, which allowed us a lot of flexibility. I had been following the weather report and when we landed in Las Read More …

1 Day in Edinburgh

I will preface this with 2 warnings:  1 day in Edinburgh, Scotland is not nearly enough time. We had really wanted to focus mainly on The Highlands for this trip, so we only planned for 2 nights in Edinburgh. This is not an itinerary for all you could possibly do with a full 24 hours in Edinburgh. This is more of Read More …

1 Week Southwest USA Roadtrip On a Budget

Travel can be expensive. And if you’re not keeping an eye on your spending it can be so easy to overspend, especially when paying with a currency that is foreign to you. We meant to take a little break from traveling, after a 3 week trip to Europe in fall and another 1 week trip to Scotland just last month. Read More …