Instagram Worthy Places in the Pacific Northwest

Since I started blogging nearly 3 years ago there has always been one social media site that has captivated me. Instagram. What was once a holding tank for selfies was now a spot to show the places that captured my heart. Instagram can actually be a great source of information. You can search for images based on location or #hashtag. You may find new restaurants, best places for photo ops or even just inspiration to visit Read More …

A Day in Astoria, Oregon

Since we started planning our big trip to Hong Kong and Thailand next month it has reinvigorated our wanderlust. While saving for next month we can’t afford to travel far or spend a lot of extra money but we decided to see what fun things we could find in our backyard, so to speak. Astoria, Oregon is about a 1 hour drive from where we live in Washington, and closer to 2 hours if you’re Read More …

Bend, Oregon

It’s rare that Jake and I immediately feel connected to a place. We felt it in Joseph, Oregon. And we felt it again here. Bend had everything that we could ever want in a town. It isn’t too big or small with approximately 75,000 residents. It has 4 seasons, is close to outdoor activities and has the coolest downtown. We were hooked. We also happened to come during Oktoberfest, which both added and detracted from Read More …

Portland Underground Tunnels

Every other month we try to take a trip to one of our favorite places; Portland, Oregon. It is a fascinating city filled with craft breweries, coffee shops, and  an abundance of food carts. There are always new things to experiences, and some favorites which keep us coming back (i.e. Voodoo Doughnuts!!).  Our latest adventure was exploring the Portland Underground, aka the Shanghai Tunnels. The Portland Underground Tunnels are reminiscent of a dark part of Portland’s history; Read More …

Exploring Northeast Oregon

I couldn’t have been more excited when I was watching this youtube video and then saw an advertisement for Travel Oregon. It was featuring one of our most favorite places: the Wallowa Mountains in The Northeast corner of Oregon. I’m not going to lie, it’s a long freaking drive to get there. Some parts of the drive are breathtakingly beautiful (such as the Columbia River Gorge). Other parts of the drive? Meh. There are plenty Read More …