Carlton, Oregon | Weekend Retreat

REASON Have you ever heard of Napa Valley? What about Willamette Valley? I imagine we all know that Napa sits in Northern Cali & it’s where quite a bit of delicious grape juice is made. I imagine we all don’t know that Willamette Valley sits about 1 hour south of Portland, Oregon & is also…

East Iceland | Weekend Retreat

REASON Wow, that’s a tough one…hmm…why would I want to go to Iceland? Let’s see, VOLCANOES + WATERFALLS + BLACK SAND BEACHES (& so much more). Man, I hope these questions don’t get more difficult. AIRPORT RKV – Reykjavík Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car – Though I wish we’d have gotten one of those crazy 4×4…

West Iceland | Weekend Retreat

REASON Wow, that’s a tough one…hmm…why would I want to go to Iceland? Let’s see, VOLCANOES + WATERFALLS + BLACK SAND BEACHES (& so much more). Man, I hope these questions don’t get more difficult. AIRPORT RKV – Reykjavík Airport TRANSPORTATION Rental Car – Though I wish we’d have gotten one of those crazy 4×4…

Oklahoma City | Weekend Retreat

REASON Because I live here in Oklahoma City & because everyone highly underestimates it. If you haven’t been here in the last 5 years, you have no room to pass judgement. This place has undergone a complete makeover & let me tell you, it’s on the rise. AIRPORT OKC – Will Rogers World Airport TRANSPORTATION…

Keep It Local | Eugene

I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again. You can try, try, try to make me a Ducks fan, but it’ll never happen. One thing you can do is make me a Eugene fan, though.  It’s probably one of my favorite cities in Oregon. I’m not much of a city girl, so that’s saying…

Keep It Local | Willamette Valley

It happened. We embarked upon our yearly 9 day road trip. How’d it go? It was magnificent! Last year we traversed the Western United States, beginning in Phoenix & ending in Spokane. We went to so many National Parks, we should have bought an Annual Pass – hind sight is 20/20…. This year we went coastal…

Keep It Local | Salida & Buena Vista

Oh Colorado, I would live in you like a kangaroo pup (is that a thing?) (did that sound sexual?).  I still think I’d choose Montana over Colorado, but only for the seclusion & who knows how long I would last…. Colorado is just, I don’t know. There’s something about being able to drive 2 hours…

Keep It Local | Plano & Frisco

When you’re invited to a sporting clay shoot near Dallas, you never say no.  I pretty much just never say no to getting to shoot one of my guns.  No, I don’t go kill animals, though I wouldn’t say no to a good hunt if I was invited – to each their own.  Sorry, sometimes…

Keep It Local | Sedona

Here is my typical preamble: If you are unaware – B of the Nomadic Newlyweds & I have set off on a month full of Girl’s Getaways (4 States in 4 Weeks).  I’m a huge believer in living like a local, but it’s not for the reasons you’d think.  It’s not because I have some…

Keep It Local | San Antonio

Let’s start with a precursor here, if you are unaware – B of the Nomadic Newlyweds & I have set off on a month full of Girl’s Getaways (4 States in 4 Weeks).  I’m a huge believer in living like a local, but it’s not for the reasons you’d think.  It’s not because I have…