This lakeside Idaho town has two breweries, a couple of adorable coffee shops, a disproportionate number of thrift shops, and even a large indoor ice rink. Adding to the pro's of a winter time visit to McCall is the proximity of outdoor snowy fun to the downtown area. Skiing, snowshoeing, and natural hot springs are all with easy driving (and in some cases walking) distance.Read More
One of the best parts about visiting Portland, Oregon is the easy access to the corridor of waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge. On this visit we set out to see how many waterfalls we could reasonably visit in one day and of course, still make it back in time to enjoy a fantastic Portland dinner with friends.
Prior to attempting this fun travel challenge, I mapped as many waterfalls as I could on a Google Map - which you can view here. By starting out in the late morning, we made it to Lower and Upper Latourell Falls, Shepperd's Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls, and Multnomah Falls. We'll have to return on a second challenge to visit the rest!
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More