The Cotswold Really Are That Charming!

stow on the wold

Everything is so charming in Stow on the Wold

We did a driving vacation from Glasgow, Scotland to London, England. We made a few stops along the way, but our most favorite stop was in the Cotswolds. Before we actually drove into the Cotswolds we stopped at Cheltenham. We stopped to get coffee and maybe ask for some suggestions. We didn’t have a place to stay, we thought we would just hope for something special. I had found a few places on [Continue reading]


Perfect day to hike on this glacier

We have been planning this extended family vacation for about a year and a half now. My family is very much into the great outdoors like fishing and hunting. That's what happens when you grow up in Eastern Oregon. Although that is not what I love to … [Continue reading]

6 Crazy Packing Tips

One my 6 Tips when trying to pack it all into a carry on

I've been thinking that I have needed to write this post for awhile now. I recently had a few people ask me for my packing tips, since we always pack so light, and they can't seem to do the same. So I decided it was finally time to make my wacky … [Continue reading]

4 Oregon Food Trips

Hard to resist a Shrimp Louie when you are at the coast.

Portland This is a given if you have heard anything about Portland at all. We love to eat here. Not only do we love food, but we like it to be as local as possible. You will find everything from Food Carts to restaurants at the top of buildings over … [Continue reading]

7 Fun Things To Do In Palm Springs


We booked a 9 day trip to Palm Springs and our friends assured us it was way to long and we would get bored. My husband golfs but I do not, so that was not on the agenda for this trip. Truthfully we were just chasing some sunshine and looking for … [Continue reading]

New York City


We leave for New York in a few days and we have never been before. I have my list of places I want to see and even some places to eat. When you plan you kind of get an idea of what you think a place will look like, so I've decided to make this a post … [Continue reading]

Making the Most of Rome, Italy


I think we left part of our hearts in Rome. We kind of went in not expecting to love the big city. But Rome is so different, especially old town Rome, which is where you want to be anyways. We stayed in an AirBnB, very close to the Pantheon.  Just … [Continue reading]

Southwest Companion Pass: Mile High Goodness

Flying Southwest

How would you like to take someone with you, for free, on every single Southwest flight you take for the next couple of years? It’s like a perpetual coupon for 50% off every Southwest flight. Sound too good to be true? That’s what I thought … [Continue reading]

Tips For Experiencing Portland, Oregon


Looking to experience Portland? With so much to see and do it's hard to take it all in, but you will have fun trying! Here are a few things to help you get the most from your visit to this wonderful city. Get the Full Portland … [Continue reading]

5 Lesser Known Things To Do In San Diego

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San Diego has to be one of those near perfect places to visit pretty much any time of the year. The weather is fairly consistent all year long, and it seems like the sun is always shining. It's also very easy for those of us on the West Coast to get … [Continue reading]