72 hours in Portland

Last week, Matt went to a bachelor party/wedding in Tennessee. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it, so instead I flew to Portland for a quick trip with a friend for the weekend. Portland is.. Green. Our trip consisted of a couple of breweries - Fat Head's & Deschutes visited Powell Bookstore (which is like a giant … Continue reading 72 hours in Portland

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Top 9 of 2016

2016 was a year full of adventures. As for trips, we did a long-weekend trip to Yosemite in February. During the summer, we went to Hawaii for a friend's wedding, and got the change to explore a little bit of both Oahu & Kauai. On Kauai, we went ziplining, took a boat along the Napali … Continue reading Top 9 of 2016

Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

We did an 8-mile hike on Kauai. I've done this hike before, and you'd think I learned my lesson the first time around. Maybe the views were so beautiful that I totally forgot how much pain I was in after. The hike starts at Ke'e beach on the Kalalau Trail. It's 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai … Continue reading Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

Yosemite Long Weekend

It was a long weekend, so we decided to explore the great outdoors. It's about a 3-hour drive to Yosemite National Park, so we stayed in a cute little motel/lodge in Coulterville which is right outside of the park. It's been a rainy/snowy season this year, thanks to El Nino, so there's been snow in … Continue reading Yosemite Long Weekend

Point Reyes

A couple of weekends ago, we decided to get some nature. Every time we do a city escape, we have to book and rent a car, so despite the weather, we have to commit regardless. The day turned out to be rainy and foggy, but we set off for Point Reyes Lighthouse anyway. The lighthouse is … Continue reading Point Reyes

DeLoach Winery

Karl the Fog came in full force this weekend, so we got into a car and escaped up north to sunny Santa Rosa and ended up doing a tasting at DeLoach Vineyards. This place had barnyard animals, a full garden of plants, vegetables and herbs, and even a casking room full of Libertines!

Monterey for MLK

For the long weekend (thank you MLK, you still continue to be the man), we went to Big Sur / Monterey for a nice getaway from the city. We drove down to Big Sur first to do a couple of hikes. Fun Fact: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are not the same … Continue reading Monterey for MLK