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…

Maui on a Budget: 12 Cheap & Free Things to do in Maui!

Beautiful Maui – picturesque coastlines, verdant mountains, expansive valleys. The Valley Isle is a dream destination for many people.  The 2nd largest island in the Hawaiian chain, Maui is a wonderful vacation spot if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. The island is highly accessible with plenty of conveniences for visitors,…

Best Places to Visit in Oregon: 15 Beautiful Destinations

When you think of the state of Oregon you may conjure up images of the city of Portland, known for hipsters and craft beer. Or maybe you think of lumberjacks sporting denim coveralls while chopping down old-growth timber. Well, we have all of that… and so much more. Oregon has gorgeous waterfalls, arid deserts, snowcapped…

Portland Neighborhoods: A Travel Guide to Portland, Oregon

Planning a trip to Portland, Oregon and wondering where exactly you should stay? It’s a great question because Portland has so many cute, quirky neighborhoods that vary in terms of what activities are nearby to keep you entertained and whether or not you’ll need a car to get around. I’ve lived in Portland for most…

10 Incredible Maui Airbnbs in Kihei, Hawaii

Traveling to Hawaii is a dream come true for many people! Each of the 9 inhabited islands has something unique and breathtaking to offer, and Maui is absolutely no exception. The second-largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Maui is usually described as the perfect mix between modern tourism conveniences and pristine old Hawaii nature. Maui’s southern…

Airbnbs in Portland, Oregon: 10 Unique Vacation Rentals

Planning a trip to Portland, Oregon and wondering where you should stay? Portland is full of unique hotels and darling little Airbnbs so you’ll have endless options to choose from. Most of the hotels are clustered around the downtown area so if you’re looking to stay in a quaint Portland neighborhood with local coffee shops…

20 Incredible New Orleans Airbnbs in the Garden District

First established in the mid-19th century, the Garden District is one of the most scenic and affluent neighborhoods in New Orleans. Here you’ll find quiet streets lined with ancient oak trees and perfectly preserved historic mansions. Less than 2 miles from the French Quarter, the genteel and refined Garden District feels a world apart from…

15 Things NOT to Bring to Burning Man

So you’re one of the lucky ones to score tickets to Burning Man – woohoo! As you undoubtedly already know, Burning Man is unlike any other festival in the world! It is held in the middle of Black Rock Desert in Nevada in the middle of a dry lake bed known affectionately as “the playa”….

How to Prepare for Burning Man: 15 Steps to Plan the Perfect Burn

Burning Man is an incredibly popular festival that takes place every year during the week before Labor Day. Most people arrive mid-week to partake in the massive naked desert party and stay through the weekend as “The Man” is burned on Saturday and “The Temple” is burned on Sunday. All of this takes place in…