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 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]

Zion National Park

It feels like it's been a while since we have gotten away on vacation, so this one was much appreciated. Not only because of where we were, but because Portland got hammered with rain while we were gone and I got a sun burn. Always makes for a … [Continue reading]

Our Favorite Trips of 2014

This year brought lots of changes for us. Our youngest child graduated and left home leaving us as Empty Nesters. Having the desire to travel more and the freedom (sorry kids those sport schedules were tough to work around) we decided to try more … [Continue reading]

Things To Do in Phoenix

  Our travels are becoming more frequent because we are empty nesters. Our travels also take us to where our kids are and that allows us to experience where they are living. Taking a weekend to get away from from the cold and rain in … [Continue reading]

How To Get To the Front of the Plane

Who doesn't love sitting up front when you fly? Yeah, every single one of us.  One of the best things about collecting miles and points is you have the option to take advantage of the best class of service when you want to.  You get to enjoy the best … [Continue reading]

Simple Trick To Keep Points From Expiring

When you start to get serious about collecting miles, points and other digital currency to help you achieve your travel goals, you end up with lots of accounts spread all over the place. Keeping your miles and points in a single location such … [Continue reading]

Hiking in Central Oregon

Tumalo Falls is a spectacular waterfall located in Central Oregon just outside of Bend.  The beautiful thing about this this waterfall is anyone can experience it. You see you can drive right up to it. If you park your car and walk the less than 100 … [Continue reading]

Best of Bend, OR in the Fall

With a town like Bend, Oregon the peak times are in the summer, with all the water sports, lakes, fishing, hiking and the list goes on. And in the winter, with the skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and anything else you can think of.  The falls seems … [Continue reading]

Where to Eat in San Antonio

This post is for all of you that love great food. Our favorite part of traveling is experiencing the food in other places.  We stumbled upon so many great places that I had to create a post with all the food we indulged in. Not just that, but Texas … [Continue reading]