Exploring Oregon Wine Country

oregon wine travel In the last few decades, Oregon wine county has really taken off.  Today, just within the Willamette Valley alone, there are over 500 wineries! So you may be asking yourself, Oregon and wine? I thought Oregon was just know for its beer? I know, I had the exact same question when I first moved here. Well, the answer is in the soil. The soil in the Willamette Valley makes for some great Pinot Noir.  Continue reading

The Hood River Fruit Loop

hood river fruit loop, fruit loop, oregon, columbia river gorgeWhen you live in the Pacific Northwest, you quickly learn to take advantage of the sunny days and make every effort to get outside. That’s why one sunny afternoon a few weeks ago, I decided to drop everything and go on an adventure to the Hood River Fruit Loop before the cold weather and snow arrived.

The Hood River Fruit Loop is a wonderful little oasis located an hour east of Portland that is filled with cider houses, fruit farms and magnificent mountain views. This adventure is the perfect place for someone who wants to escape the craziness of the city for a bit. Here’s a list of what I managed to fit in, in just one afternoon. Continue reading

How to Spend Two Days in Portland, Maine

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Last summer I had the chance to visit  Portland, Maine. It was exciting to see “the other Portland” after living in Oregon for a year.  I was really surprised at just how similar these two cities were, despite being on opposite sites of the country. Both cities have a kick ass food and brewery scene, and everyone in both cities are crazy nice.

That being said, I basically spent the two days I was there, taking pictures, drinking beer and stuffing my face with as much seafood as I could get! It sure made for one hell of a trip and I seriously can’t wait to go back again.

Below is my itinerary of everything I did in those glorious two days. Enjoy!
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Austin Bucket List (for first time visitors)

Austin Bucket List texas craft beer travelI love Austin. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. There is so much to see, do, eat and drink. But all of that can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time visiting. That’s why I compiled this bucket list for first time visitors, so you can stop stressing out about what you to do when you visit and instead enjoy your time in the Live Music Capitol of the World.

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How to Spend a Weekend in Memphis

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Memphis. Home of the Blues and The Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. This city located near the Tennessee/Mississippi state line is perfect for music and history lovers alike. With multiple museums dedicated to its musical and cultural history, great southern food and a kick ass live music scene, Memphis makes for a perfect Southern weekend getaway.  Continue reading