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Portland's Coffee Obsession

I usually find myself sitting at home till noon in my pajamas at my computer with crumbs lingering around me... Here are a few coffee shops that should be charging me rent. 

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Portland's Coffee Obsession
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The Art of Travel

We stick to what we know: people, places, foods, sports teams, recreation. We're always looking for a tribe & a sense of belonging.

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The Art of Travel
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Books That Changed My Year

I just got home to Portland, OR a little over a week ago and realized I've been traveling about 8 months out of the entire year. While sitting on the plane, bus, or vanagon, I read. There are a few books that changed who I am as a person and I'd love to share them with you. 

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Books That Changed My Year
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Culture Shock

Where's Shakespeare when you need him to re-write Romeo and Juliet to Romeo and Homeo? Elliot and Juliet? Maybe that's my next book?

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Culture Shock
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Van Life - Road Trip 101

This morning, it’s a small beach break along the Atlantic Ocean. Tomorrow? Who knows. 

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Van Life - Road Trip 101
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What Travel Writers Don't Tell You

It's a glamorized life, the one of a writer and even more so, as a travel writer. Here's what the beautiful travel writers & people don't tell you.

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What Travel Writers Don't Tell You
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Checking-out to Check-in

You'll notice unreal photos of Icelandic beauty and landscapes. But you want to know how I really felt on this trip? I felt guilty

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Checking-out to Check-in
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So, You Wanna Go Freelance?

Here are a few tips if you're thinking about quitting your 9-5er, taking on clients, becoming your own project manager, marketeer, accountant, fitness coach, and therapist. 

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So, You Wanna Go Freelance?
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Tips for the Aspiring Travel Writer

I read all these writer's blogs with advice that said, "Do not quit your day job to be a writer!" But, you shouldn't' believe everything you read on the internet.

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Tips for the Aspiring Travel Writer
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I Learned to Go Alone

You wake up and from sunrise to sunset you are the designer of your day. You're given the responsibility to determine what you will give and get.

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I Learned to Go Alone
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11 Items for Your Surf Trip

“I am obsessed with the moody late night skinny dip kind of style that Manta has established, it goes along with my love affair with the ocean.”

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11 Items for Your Surf Trip
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10 Must See Films Before You Go To Paris

This city is classic and cliché in every way, I've selected a few films you must see to capture the Parisian spirit. Bon film! 

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10 Must See Films Before You Go To Paris
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Bali's Ugly Truth

There’s a lot more truth behind these photos than you think and unfortunately it is an ugly one, sort of like when I wash off my mascara and de-filter my photos…

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Bali's Ugly Truth
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The Best-Kept Travel Secret Yet!

I want to let you in on the best-kept travel secret yet. 

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The Best-Kept Travel Secret Yet!
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A Day in Bali's Jungle Fort

It's 80's and humid and rainy, my hair hasn't been dry for days!

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A Day in Bali's Jungle Fort
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Midwest Rooted

Since I'm really into trying to keep things real in an increasingly superficial world...

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Midwest Rooted
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My March Itinerary

Memories are for decoration and vision is the modern day GPS system with lots of rerouting. 

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My March Itinerary
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A Day on North Shore, Oahu Hawaii

My one request, as you read my tips and tricks for a wonderful day on North Shore O'ahu, is that you pay great respect to this island, the people who live there, and its natural beauty. 

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A Day on North Shore, Oahu Hawaii
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9 Tips for your Eurotrip

THERE'S A LOT THAT GOES INTO PLANNING A TRIP, WHAT KIND OF PERSON YOU ARE PREDESTINES WHAT KIND OF TRAVELER YOU MAY BECOME.

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9 Tips for your Eurotrip