10 Things to do in Portland, Oregon in the Rain

As a Portland, Oregon native, I’ve often joked that the rainy season here stretches from Halloween until the Fourth of July. And it’s not the kind of aggressive but short thunderstorms that you often get in the south. It’s a drizzly, gloomy, unrelenting kind of rain. The kind that is just light enough that you…

7 Amazing Hotels Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. People from near and far make the drive to see this gorgeous park that is full of hiking trails, scenic driving routes, and wildlife. When planning your trip to…

6 Stunning Short Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. And for good reason. It has numerous scenic driving tours, plenty of amazing lookouts along the roads, and well-maintained hiking trails that range from easy to strenuous. The month of October is especially spectacular in the park as…

Complete 2019 Packing List for Havasu Falls

So, you’ve secured your camping permit for Havasu Falls, hooray! But you’re probably thinking “now what?” It’s time to start thinking about what to pack for your upcoming camping adventure in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in the United States! Your adventure will begin with a 10-mile trek through the canyon to reach…

56 Weird & Wonderful Things to do in Portland, Oregon

Portland is really… REALLY weird. We might have stolen the “keep Portland weird” catchphrase from Austin, Texas but I’d argue that if our Unipiper was leading us into a battle over weirdness, we would undoubtedly win. If you’re headed to Portland and want to get a little weird, here are 56 ways to do it….

2019 Burning Man Packing List

Burning Man is an incredibly intense experience. You’ll be venturing into the Black Rock Desert where there are frequent dust storms. Your body and everything you own will be covered in the alkaline playa dust, all of the time. You will get bloody noses daily, your feet will get dry and crack, you’ll be kept…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Hawaii

So you’ve booked your ticket to Hawaii? I hope you’re excited because it’s going to be an amazing tropical beach vacation and you’ll never want to come home! Take it from someone who vacationed there once, got home, cried, and bought a one-way ticket back. It’s been a few years since I lived there and…