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Pacific Northwest Nostalgia: Video

on September 12, 2015

Everything’s more nostalgic when you put music in the background.

(I can actually confirm this because I was part of a research study on the subject last year #nerd)

Anyway, I’ve been in England for almost two weeks now, but right before that we took a massive and overdue family vacation through the pacific northwest. And as per I snuck my camera along. So enjoy this little video I made! Continue reading

The Budget Way to Sightsee Portland: NS Streetcar (+ Map!)

on August 25, 2015

If you have a half or whole day to spare in Portland, Oregon and you’re looking for the budget way to sightsee Portland, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. My recommendation is to use the NS streetcar as your transport and hop off along the way to see the city. The route is straightforward with tons of stops in the best parts of town. Read on for what stops to use, what to see, and a FREE downloadable map at the end of the post!

I hate city bus tours. Hate. Not only are they extortionate and false and over-touristy, but my hate probably also originates from an incident involving a particularly verbose tour-guide, a moose, and a concussion. Nevertheless! No expensive bus tours for me. Continue reading