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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Searching For Dinosaur Footprints Above Praia Grande

Searching For Dinosaur Footprints Above Praia Grande

As we looked south along the cliff tops above one of Europe's finest body boarding beaches, Praia Grande, I couldn't help but wonder where this Portugal had been hiding in all my pre-trip research. "I could have sworn we booked a trip to Portugal and not Scotland," I said to my husband, Zeke. The craggy coastline and windswept bluffs looked a whole lot more like photographs of wild Scottish landscapes as opposed to golden Portuguese beaches.

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Stay: Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria, Oregon

Stay: Cannery Pier Hotel, Astoria, Oregon

Situated right on the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, the Cannery Pier Hotel is one stay I just can't shake. I don't remember the last time a hotel had any kind of lasting effect on me - but our waterfront (really overwater) room actually helped me remember something very important to me; I simply love being on the water and seeing it just outside the window brings out my happiest self.

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Photo Essay: A Foggy Walk In Long Beach, Washington

Photo Essay: A Foggy Walk In Long Beach, Washington

My second trip to the Long Beach Peninsula was a short two-nighter for my day job. With a combination of a short time frame and working a minimum of ten hour days, I just barely had time to enjoy the Pacific Coast. Predicting it would be just so, I booked my accommodation at the Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort, rewarded myself with a ocean view room, and made time for one walk out to see the sand and waves.

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Essential Travel Tips For Road Tripping Around Portugal

Essential Travel Tips For Road Tripping Around Portugal

For the first time in my travels, I found every guidebook purchased for this trip almost entirely useless. Perhaps their only positive contribution was to guide us to a spot we wouldn’t find interesting, so we would then be forced to go explore on our own. It was a fascinating set up for what has become one of my favorite travel adventures yet.

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