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20 Things to Do, Eat and See in Portland, Oregon

  • March 13, 2019

Visiting Portland, Oregon with kids is a lot of fun.  It has so much to offer, from urban hikes to parks to amazing food and history. I’ve been to Portland many times, but last summer was the first visit we did with our kids and it was definitely a fun, but different experience. Instead of Willamette Valley Wine tasting and checking out Portland’s most romantic restaurants we focused on lots…

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Living the Airstream Life at Caravan Outpost in Ojai, California

  • January 30, 2019

This month has been absolutely insane. The day after Christmas our kitchen flooded, which led to basically a complete home remodel. We are still without a kitchen, boxes are piled up – painting supplies everywhere and new kitchen appliances are sitting in the middle of the dining room. We’ve been using paper plates for a month now and I’m exhausted by the process. It will be AWESOME when its done,…

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2018 – Imagine & Go Recap – Favorite Travel Experiences and Locations

  • December 17, 2018

Another year has gone by, can you believe it? This one seemed to go particularly quickly. I feel like I just wrote up last year’s year in review post! But here’s the recap of our favorite travel experiences of 2018! 2018 was a great year for our family. After spending a lot of 2017 at Disneyland with annual passes, (you can read about tips for Disney annual passes here), we…

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Summer in Bend, Oregon — River, Brews and Lakes

  • October 26, 2018

“Can we please move to Bend?” I asked my husband after we spent five days in Oregon’s summer/winter playground of a city, this past summer. (Unfortunately there is no surfing except for river surfing! so the answer was ‘no’). Bend is spectacular.  Not only is it beautiful, but it has something for everyone — river activities, fishing, hiking, breweries, great food, and more, and that’s just in the summer.  This…

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Seven Week Road Trip Costs – Tips for Staying on a Budget

  • October 9, 2018
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So many people have asked us how we managed to travel for seven weeks this summer with our kids. We got questions like: “Are you teachers?”, “Are you independently wealthy?” (We laughed at that one!), “How are you doing this?” was another common question. So here it goes. This is how we did it! First off — We are not teachers, but we do work remotely as consultants in our…

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10 Tips and Musings from an American in Paris

  • September 24, 2018

Ah Paris, so beautiful, historical, and so filled with buttery pastry, savory cheeses, wine and rich foods.  Recently my husband and I were able to go to Paris for four days following a conference I had in London. It was my husband’s first time in Paris so we wanted to see all the main sights, but also wanted to try and get off the beaten path a bit. There are…

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Big Sur, California and Pfeiffer Burns Campground

  • August 29, 2018

Big Sur, California is what coastal roadtrip dreams are made of. The rugged and majestic stretch of coastline on California’s central coast begins after San Simeon, and continues up highway 1 to Carmel.  The long stretch of undeveloped land is strikingly different than the rest of California’s densely populated coast — this is one of the things that makes it so special. The clear blue water, wildflowers, cliffs, and bridges…

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Santa Cruz, California – Updated! 30 Things to Do

  • August 17, 2018
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Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going to a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains since I was a few months old. I originally posted a blog post about some of my favorite places and things to do in Santa Cruz last year. But since we’re always trying out new things, this blog post includes 10 more favorites! Here are 30 of my…

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Review: Yakima SkyBox and Yakima Ridgeback Bike Hitch

  • July 10, 2018

If you are thinking about getting car roof storage, and/or a bike hitch this post is for you.  Its been a while since my last post — right now we’re in the middle of a seven week road/trip working vacation/ three home exchanges and camping. To make it all work we’re using our Yakima Products which are absolute lifesavers (Not an Ad) for storage and safely and easily bringing four…

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Beautiful Sayulita, Mexico

  • April 19, 2018

Several years ago a co-worker told me about Sayulita, Mexico and he raved about the beaches, the downtown, and how great it was for families. Its been on my travel bucket list since then. Then fortuitously, last summer we connected with another home exchange family from Sayulita and agreed to a home swap. After a week in Sayulita I can definitely say it lives up the hype. It’s beautiful, safe,…

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