Traveling to Find “Home”

You know that awkward moment at the grocery check-out? That moment when a stranger is touching your food, placing it into a bag, and you’re both just standing there forcing conversation, united simply because this person has to touch your tomatoes.  via GIPHY I kind of like this moment (but not for the kinky reasons you might be thinking. Get your […]

A Love Letter to Florida

A Love Letter to Florida

Florida, you know I love you. But I can’t do this anymore. This time I’m really leaving you. I know it’s not the first time I’ve said it I’m going for good… First College. Then an overseas job. Then a near runaway life in Italy… And still there was you, shadowing the chapters of my life with your omnipresence. But […]

Millennial Travel: Experiences vs. Things

Millennial Travel: Experiences vs. Things

I recently read an study that said Millennials seem to value experiences over material posessions. YES! For once, we’re the generation that’s not whining and wanting. It looks like we’ve got our priorities straight… I think. Millenials value trips and experiences that “add meaning to their life and make it richer.” It seems like good news that we’re the […]

Tillamook Coast Solo Drive

Tillamook Coast Solo Drive

In all my days of sniffing sea breeze I’ve encountered nothing quite like the wind that whips off the Oregon coast. Nothing compares to the scent that rolls in off the Pacific and meets the dense forests of Oregon—crisp, wet, evergreen, clean. I visited Portland as I do most places—solo. Like all my trips I didn’t […]