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

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

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]

Sights And Tastes Of Moscow, Russia

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I'm hoping to talk Amy into a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia in the not-so-distant future (St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice Of The North). A second place I'd like to visit during the same trip is … [Continue reading]

Making The Most Of An Adventure To Rome, Italy

Rome is a city that has been on our list for a long long time. This year, we're finally taking the plunge and heading to Italy, with Rome being on both ends of the trip. We're looking forward to making the most of one of the oldest cities in the … [Continue reading]

Portland: Everything You Didn’t Even Know You Wanted!

If you've read much on VacationThrills.com, you're probably aware that we're from Portland, Oregon. It's not much of a surprise, then, to hear that we love this city. It has a ton to offer, most notably world-class food, great craft beer, some of the … [Continue reading]

St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice Of The North

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to visit Russia. Specifically, Moscow and St. Petersburg. My wife doesn’t really share my fascination with Russia, nor remotely share my wanting to visit the country, but that hasn’t deterred me from dreaming about … [Continue reading]

Amsterdam

The biggest reason we chose to go to Amsterdam was the direct flight from Portland, OR to Amsterdam. Once you are in Amsterdam you must look around, right? Here are a few things you need to know about Amsterdam if you are maybe uneasy about … [Continue reading]

Berlin

Berlin is one huge city, but at the same time not so huge. Hard to explain. We rode the ungrounded a lot because the U2 was right out the door of our hotel, but we also realized what was 2 underground stops away was just under a mile away. It really … [Continue reading]