When you take the elevator in the Nines Hotel and walk through the glassed-hall on the way to Departure, restaurant of Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet, you feel like you going to get on a roller coaster ride or getting ready to get on a plane, which is undoubtedly the restaurant’s intention. My girlfriend Thyme, … More Review of Departure in Downtown Portland, Oregon
We wake up bright and early to leave Portland for Olympic National Park in Washington, but on the way we stop at Coava, where a friend works, for some great coffee. I order the honey latte, which has a delicious honey that is thinned out with water so it isn’t too rugged. I drink the … More A Long, Perfect Day in Olympic National Park
We wake bright and early to the sounds of roosters crowing, dogs barking, and pigs oinking in the distance. We had camped overnight after driving to a farm in the middle of nowhere–Madras, Oregon–in the path of totality for the morning’s eclipse. Millions of people have traveled for this once-in-a-lifetime event. I make an aeropress … More The Transient Light & Collective Catharsis of the Solar Eclipse
I’ve been nominated! Proud to announce that Hanna from the Reaching Hot blog nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award of recognition passed down from travel blogger to travel blogger. Check out Hanna’s blogs from her home in the beautiful country Finland, the rest of Europe and Asia! Hanna’s Questions What is your biggest … More Our Little Blue Rock Nominated for the Liebster Award!
If you are like me, in less than three weeks you will be viewing the total solar eclipse with millions of people across the United States. The total eclipse makes a diagonal cut across the country and will be visible from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last total solar eclipse was in 1918, … More Less than Three Weeks ’til the Great American Solar Eclipse. Are you ready? Here are a Few Tips.
After a week of dealing with stressful work and personal tragedy, my girlfriend and I are ready for a weekend getaway with her parents, who have been equally stressed as of late. Before we leave to Ojai for our weekend of relaxation, we are kicking it off with some Burmese cuisine at a terrific restaurant … More A Weekend in Ojai: Food and Drink in the Perfect LA Getaway
Seattle, Washington was the first city I traveled to on my own. A group of three friends and I took a road trip after we graduated high school and the final destination of the trip was the lovely, clean, environmentally conscious, business-friendly, and welcoming city by the sea. Looking back, we did everything wrong. We … More How Seattle Showed Me How to Travel and Enjoy Myself Like a Local