Trip Video: Portugal | Part Two

Wrapping up our trip videos for the year is Portugal - Part Two. If you haven't yet seen Part One, I recommend watching it first so you can get a feel for the first half of our trip. The second week of our trip was much more active than the first. I was feeling significantly better and itching to get some real good hiking and exploring in. In this video, we'll start off in Santa Comba de Seia, explore Serra da Estrela Natural Park, enjoy the the Algarve, walk the Rota Vincentina, and relax in Carvalhal. 

Trip Video: Tofino, British Columbia

Trip Video: Tofino, British Columbia

Located on the isolated west coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is one of those places that's never going to leave me. There's just something special about it - it may be that it makes me think of Neverland or that it's a surf town. Either way, I can safely say I left part of my heart in Tofino and I know I'll be going back as soon as I can.

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Stay: Ocean Village Resort in Tofino, British Columbia

Stay: Ocean Village Resort in Tofino, British Columbia

When I began talking about taking a trip to Tofino for my 30th birthday, the one question I always got was how I had heard of it and to be honest I couldn't remember. It felt like one of those places I've always known about. However, after thinking about it more I recalled a resort, found in my wanderings around the web maybe six years ago, called Ocean Village. 

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Trip Video: Port Townsend, Washington

Trip Video: Port Townsend, Washington

I've heard fantastic things about Port Townsend ever since moving to Seattle almost five years ago. Everything from the cute town to the great adventures to be had at Fort Worden State Park - where An Officer and A Gentleman was filmed. Now, having visited, I can say it was absolutely lovely - although, frankly I think that had a whole lot to do with where we stayed. 

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Stay: Chevy Chase Beach Cabins in Port Townsend, Washington

Stay: Chevy Chase Beach Cabins in Port Townsend, Washington

Welcoming guests since 1897, Chevy Chase Beach Cabins (CCBC) offers a combination of welcoming proprietors, fascinating history, and a comfortable laid back vibe. Creating just the right spot for a peaceful break as opposed to feeling like it's just temporary escape. Of all the cabins I've stayed in around the Pacific Northwest, CCBC felt the most like coming home for a much needed rest. 

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3 Days in Tofino Via Instagram

3 Days in Tofino Via Instagram

If you haven't heard of Tofino and love beautiful places with overwhelming amounts of awesome things to see and do, you're in luck. Located on British Columbia's Vancouver Island, Tofino is a dream - well actually, it's exactly what I've always pictured in my head when I think of Peter Pan's Neverland.

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Visiting Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal

Visiting Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal

For any surfer, a pilgrimage to Praia do Norte - just north of Nazaré is a must if you find yourself visiting Portugal. Not only is the site of Garrett McNamara's ridiculously epic ride down an estimated 100 foot wave (I'm sure even the non-surfers among you have seen the pictures) - it's also just the most beautiful beach I've maybe ever been to. 

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Turning 30 While In The Trenches of “What’s Next?”

Turning 30 While In The Trenches of “What’s Next?”

On September 1, 2013 I decided the answer to the question; “What’s Next?” 

Since that time I’ve continued to work 40-50 hours a week at my day job – ever striving to do the best work I can because that’s just who I am.

When I get home at night, I dive into my “What’s Next?” projects. I spend hours writing, editing video and photos, seeking out new opportunities, building a small handmade business, learning new skills, and traveling places far and wide to seek inspiration.

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A Perfect Fall Day In Seattle

A Perfect Fall Day In Seattle

Prompted by a few gentle nudges, I've got a brand new style of travel video to share it with you today. Until about a couple of weeks ago - Zeke and I had never filmed in a city or placed ourselves on camera in a "host" capacity. Frankly, we never thought of doing either because it's just not typically the kind of travel show we personally enjoying watching. That being said, we realize some of you may very much enjoy that type of video - so we decided to give it a try!

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Trip Video: Portugal | Part One

Trip Video: Portugal | Part One

When I play the memories from our first week in Portugal back in my head, it all feels so distant. I struggled quite a lot that week, especially with my inability to carry out the full plans for filming our two week road trip adventure. There were so many moments where my body just wasn't having it and I'd have to nap in the car in some beautiful location instead of getting the shots I wanted.

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