Where’s the best place to watch the sunset in Hawaii? While some may prefer a front-row seat to mother nature’s nightly production, I would argue that the best sunset viewing exists above sea level – 13,796 feet above to be exact.
Life offers few experiences in which your 50th time is equally as exhilarating as your first. While most captivating experiences tend to lose their allure after several successions, there are some beautiful things in life that, really, never get old. You know, those life events that never cease to amaze you, no matter how many times they occur (like getting married – I would assume, or taking that first bite of pizza). For me, swimming with wild dolphins is among the aforementioned elite group of memorable encounters. READ MORE
There’s more to Boise, Idaho than meets the eye. Beneath the city’s “famous potato” stigma and blue turf fame lies a thriving downtown scene boasting a variety of (constantly improving) bars and restaurants. Whether you’re a native Boisean or just passing through on your way to better-known places, don’t discard the downtown bar scene. READ MORE
It’s a beautiful thing when a long drive becomes a road trip. Some would argue that, by default, a long drive is what defines a road trip. I, however, believe that a road trip is more about the experience of the drive, rather than the destination, itself. It has a wandering, circuitous connotation to it, while a simple stand a lone trip by car does not. A road trip implies a trip between two destinations with some (generally unplanned) stops along the way, whereas a trip between point A and point B with a specific timeline in mind is more a trip by car than a “road trip.”
On January 13th I turned 28. To celebrate – or, rather, ease the sting of inching another year closer to 30 – I left behind Portland snow for tropical sand, and got on a flight to Kona, Hawaii. Though we booked this Hawaii trip in December (not even a full month prior) the wait was brutal. Portland was experiencing the coldest winter it had seen in decades, and we left the city buried in a foot of snow (the Uber ride to the airport was fuuunnnn). READ MORE