Sunset at Pacific City

5 Great Day Trips Out Of Portland

There is so much to see and do within Portland, but the best part of Portland is the fact that it’s so dang close to so much you can experience all kinds of adventures.  As summer winds down these are some great places to get to before the school season starts. If you don’t make […]


Painted Hills

Painted Hills in Oregon

The Painted Hills are considered one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. I had seen so many pictures I finally decided to pack my family in the car and check it out. Now these are not easily accessible and are they are pretty much out in the middle of nowhere, but we made our way […]

Along the river in Prague


I had very fond memories of Prague from 20 years ago. We had actually been twice and each time was quite the adventure. Think small winding streets with no GPS. Finding the place you had rented, from a shack about 20-40 minutes out of town, was not as easy to find as one might think. […]


Beautiful Rothenburg Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Out of all the places we visited on our Central European Driving Vacation this was our favorite place. I know kind of crazy that we would choose a small, very small, town over some of the beautiful big cities we encountered, but the slower pace won us over. Like many places on this trip, this […]


Cesky Krumlov

Things To Do In Cesky Krumlov? Stroll through the streets and enjoy plenty of shopping. Visit the Cesky Krumlov Castle and even tour the tower Look for the bears in the Bear moat surrounding the castle. Eat Trdelnik There are a few museums, but we did everything that was free and loved that you could […]

Astoria, Oregon

12 Things To Do In Astoria

We drove down from Long Beach, Washington and arrived in Astoria on a Sunday and their Farmers Market was going on. We wandered through and decided to just stop and grab a bite to eat while we waited for our room to open up. We started with lunch at Clemente’s, which was fabulous.

Stunning day at the coast

Hiking and Eating in Long Beach Washington

For our anniversary we decided to head to Astoria, Oregon since we hadn’t been there in a few years. It’s a great little town on the Northern Oregon Coastline with great food options. There was a hotel we went to a few years back, that we loved, and decided to stay again. Once our trip […]