For the Love of Zion and Danger

After the second wedding in Portland, we hopped a cheap flight to Vegas and spent a mostly uneventful night there minus a confrontation with a homeless, mentally ill woman who threw water on me.  (Yes, thankfully, it was just water.)  As it turns out the city shuts down around 10pm on a Monday unless you’re…

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A Fall Weekend In Portland

Portland may be known for its quirky ways, a focus on local food, food trucks, craft breweries, city wineries and inventive cocktails, but there’s more to do than eat and drink in this eco-conscious, dog and bike-friendly city.  In a recent weekend visit to see a college friend, I didn’t even attempt to scratch the…

Take A Hike!

Now that the weather has warmed a bit, it’s time to get outside and find adventures in your own backyard.  On the East Coast of the US, the Appalachian Trail (AT) spans 14 states and provides a little something for every hiker.   From a slow, scenic walk to a more strenuous uphill, rocky climb,…