Fantastic road trips from Portland

Fantastic road trips from Portland

Fantastic road trips from Portland – fun day trips or weekend getaways from the city     If you are looking for some wonderful day trips or getaways from Portland, Oregon we have you covered for some fantastic road trips from Portland. Just outside the metropolis is some of the most spectacular parks, natural landscapes, … Read more

A visit to the Pittock Mansion

A visit to the Pittock Mansion

  A visit to the Pittock Mansion (Gorgeous home, history and views of Portland from above) One of my favorite visits to Portland was to actually take a self-tour of the Pittock Mansion with magnificent views overlooking the Portland skyline below. The mansion has an impressive background as the home built by Newspaper publisher, Henry … Read more

Things to do in Washington Park Portland

Things to do in Washington Park Portland

  The large expanse of green areas and gardens of Washington Park in Portland is the large public urban park of the city. Just located about two miles from downtown, Washington park is huge with over 410 acres of public park area that incorporates a zoo, botanical garden, rose garden, Japanese garden, a forestry museum, … Read more

What to do in Solvang California

What to do in Solvang California

    Solvang, California was long an open secret Angeleno’s and San Franciscans kept in terms of a fun weekend getaway. A Danish immigrant enclave, for years, sleepy little Solvang was known as the “Pea Soup Capital of the World” thanks to a renowned local restaurant. Check out what to see and do in Solvang … Read more

Santa Barbara vineyards

Santa Barbara vineyards and wine tour

Not knowing much about the various wine regions and appellations of the Santa Barbara county wine region, I opted to work with a popular wine touring outfit in the area called Savoir Fare Wine Tours. The knowledgeable guides customized a tour of the region highlighting some of the wonderful wineries, exploring the fun towns around … Read more

Long Beach Oysters

Long Beach Oysters

  Foodie lovers looking for delicious Oysters in Washington know that they come from some of the best oyster farms located here in The Long Beach Peninsula. A long thin peninsula that juts out into the southwestern coastline but lies parallel to the Washington mainland and creating an easy intercoastal area (Wilapa Bay) that is … Read more

Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, San Francisco

Origins of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

  Passionate foodies and locavores flock to the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s market eagerly and early on Saturday or week days on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to greet their favorite local vendors and buy the freshest produce for sale. Growers of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables from all over Northern California set up their stalls along … Read more

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington

Long Beach Peninsula, Washington (Quiet, beautiful and worth discovering) A long stretch of land juts out on the lower western region of Washington as a part of the expansive Long Beach Peninsula. Off the beaten path except for locals and regional visitors in the know who travel from around the state to enjoy idyllic days … Read more

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Check out all the cool things to do here at the Tri-Cities

Tri-cities in Washington State (why you should visit eastern Washington) The eastern corridor of the Tri-Cities in Washington is more than just wine country travel and lifestyle. The outdoor lifestyle, the gorgeous Columbia River, small towns and the many cool venues here makes it a fun discovery tour or even a road trip through the … Read more