• My friend let me stay in his downtown studio, for which I was quite gracious. It had a wonderful view of the city and was less than a mile away from the water. I rose in the morning with the best intentions of making it down to the waterside early. But when I saw the […]

  • This I consider to be the hardest part of my drive. It was divided up as a 2 day adventure with an overnight in Sioux Falls (if I could’ve pulled it off, I would’ve overnighted in Minneapolis but that would’ve been about 9 hours in one stretch on the road). One thing they don’t always […]

  • This is where the seasons started to change. Leaving Jackson, Wyoming was epic in an of itself. The landscape was vast, with huge mountain formations boasting snow capped peaks, coupled with the golden and orange hues that come with the approaching autumn. I stopped several times to take pictures and slowed down without guilt to […]

  • In all honesty, after leaving Missoula, MT it got a little tricky for me. Okay pop quiz, what’s the big event in national history that happened this week? That’s right, the government shut down. And yes, that shut down national parks, such as Yellowstone National Park. Which means I had to reroute my original travel […]

  • It rained my last two days in Seattle. And not the brief showers that you sometimes find in Miami…. I mean steadfast, ongoing, relentless (from my point of view) rain. Back on the east coast we call that a good reason to stay in doors. However, in the Pacific Northwest, the rainy season is one […]

  • Having been on the road for all of this year, I’ve learned a lot! This year really puts truth to the statement of not knowing how deep the water is (or how well you can swim) until you dive in. I sometimes get asked questions about travel, how to pack or how to prepare. Here […]

  • I showed up in Portland after a nice road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway, stopping in Carmel and San Francisco, and then straight up through the middle of Oregon until the beautiful city was upon me as the view changed while my car drove over one of it’s many bridges. The day drive up […]

  • Here are my thoughts, wit and wisdom from my first few days of exploring Portland. My best stories have always be found in blissful unassuming moments.