Trip Video: Oregon Coast Challenge

Trip Video: Oregon Coast Challenge

 After almost thirty years of living on the west coast, I'm happy to finally say I've driven every mile of it's coast line in the continental United States - at least in terms of major road ways. So now that I've seen it all, I feel I can safely say that the Oregon Coast may just be the very best part. From the amazing views at Cape Perpetua to my new favorite coastal beach, Hug Point - there's a whole lot to see. Certainly enough to deserve more than the day we were able to give it. 

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Listen: Podcasts for Creatives Who Live To Wander

Listen: Podcasts for Creatives Who Live To Wander

This month and last month have been a bit travel dry for me - a number of northwest road trips, but no grand adventures. To keep my spirits up and to motivate me to continue to pursue my path as a creative who lives to wander, I've gotten back into listening to podcasts. I listen on my way to and from work and often on lunch breaks when I need to get my head back into the creative world which makes me so happy. 

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Photo Essay: A Visit To the Kenai Peninsula

Photo Essay: A Visit To the Kenai Peninsula

In the past four years I've flown the route from Seattle to Anchorage at least eight times but until this past month, I had never made it down to the Kenai Peninsula. While I've driven the Seward Highway down the Turnagain Arm on every visit from March to July - I've never driven past the turn to the Portage Glacier and Lake. On my latest trip, I planned ahead to make it happen.

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Trip Video: Kauai

Trip Video: Kauai

It seems like I've either been on the road or involved in something as all consuming as moving since February. Time has just whirled by and our weeklong getaway to Hawaii's Garden Isle seems like far more than seven months ago. Despite the time and the rather soggy weather we encountered, Kauai unexpectedly became one of those special places to me. The north shore town of Hanalei Bay ranks up there with Encinitas, California and Kaiteriteri, New Zealand as one of those places I've visited and immediately felt right at home. 

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Scenes from Illinois: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Scenes from Illinois: The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Just about every Chicagoan we asked for advice on what to do with our one free day in the city told us to take the Chicago Architecture Foundation's River Cruise on Chicago's First Lady. To be honest, I'm not all that into architecture, so I didn't get much out of the cruise in terms of style or firm name. However, I did enjoy the history of knowing when all these buildings were built and simply being on a boat. It's a 90 minutes tour and we got to take it on a brand new boat which was very lovely. All the facilities are fairly fancy for a tour boat and there's a bar aboard, if you are so inclined. 

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