Portland, Oregon is known for being quirky, artsy, open-minded and a little bit weird (okay, maybe more than a little). There’s something for everyone in this city. The downtown core is small and walkable, but there are plenty of surrounding neighborhoods that deserve some time too.
North Cascades National Park is one of Washington state’s (and America’s) most underrated and least frequented national parks. What the park lacks in visitors it more than makes up for in beauty and unique attractions. It is not for the faint of heart as many of the best views, hikes and activities require some significant trekking.
We chose Petit St. Vincent (PSV), a private island in St Vincent and the Grenadines, for our honeymoon in November 2018. We had always wanted a beach vacation for our honeymoon, and after much research and consideration (Mexico, Hawaii, Bora Bora, Cuba, Costa Rica…) we remembered this website that had helped us plan our Peru trip in 2017.
Situated directly between Vancouver Island and Washington State, Orcas Island is the largest island in the San Juans and, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful. With a size of just over 148 square kilometers, the island serves just the right amount of civilization while still providing a remote escape.
Provence was one of my top destinations when Slade and I were planning our 3 month Europe trip in 2015. I had read all of Peter Mayle's books, had re-watched the film adaptation of A Good Year countless times, and had dreamed of the endless sunflower and lavender fields dotting the French countryside.