101 Things to Do in California | Ultimate Bucket List for 2020

101 Things to do in California

There are countless options for things to do in California. It’s a state that offers so much in terms of varied landscapes – from the desert to the beach, mountains, and redwood forests. Having lived in California for 24 of my 29 years, there’s a lot I love about this place I most recently moved […]

Experiencing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland

Experiencing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the best things to do in Ashland. This is everything you should know before you go! “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts […]

The 30 Best California Breweries to Visit

Figueroa Mountain Brewing - Santa Barbara, California - 30 California Breweries to Visit

A craft beer journey and road trip through the Golden State – your guide to the best California breweries to visit, from San Diego to Eureka. With 570 California breweries up and down the state, the Golden State has more craft breweries than any other state in the USA. Born and raised in California, it is also the […]

A Guide to the Best Missoula Breweries

A Guide to the best Missoula breweries

A Guide to the Best Missoula Breweries so you know where to drink (and what to drink) while you’re in town. I had no idea about the craft beer scene that would welcome me when I arrived in Missoula, Montana. I had heard from a friend living there that craft beer was getting bigger around […]

Arizona Road Trip Itinerary: One Week in the Grand Canyon State

Arizona Road Trip Itinerary

A detailed Arizona road trip itinerary to spend the perfect week in the Grand Canyon State. If I didn’t have such a love affair with California I would seriously consider moving to Arizona. The state is filled with diverse landscapes, friendly locals, and so many good road trippin’ options. You really can’t go wrong with […]

14 Stops to Make on an Oregon Coast Road Trip

Port Orford near Battle Rock Park - Oregon coast road trip planner - USA Travel

A guide for your next Oregon coast road trip! From south to north, get to know these small seaside cities and local hangouts for your next adventure. When thinking about an Oregon coast road trip, images of rugged cliffs, turquoise blue waters, and windswept forests come to mind. The untouched beauty of this stretch of […]

The Best Places to Stay Near Mt Hood: Cooper Spur Mountain Resort

Best places to stay near mt hood - Cooper Spur Mountain Resort

Looking for the best places to stay near Mt Hood? Look no further than Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, a winter wonderland retreat. After our day of snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows we eased our aching bodies into the car and pulled up directions for how to get to our accommodation for the night. Cooper Spur […]

The Ultimate Packing Guide for Hiking in Oregon

hiking in oregon | ultimate packing guide

The ultimate packing guide for hiking in Oregon, so you can enjoy the best of the Pacific Northwest without having to worry what to bring with you. This last year I had the chance to do a lot of hiking in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest as a whole. I found myself chasing waterfalls in […]

The Best Things to Do in Mesa, AZ

Best Things to Do in Mesa AZ

The Best Things to do in Mesa, AZ range from candlelit dinners in the desert to kayaking below sheer bronze-tinged cliffs and cacti. Here’s what you should know about one of Arizona’s most underrated cities. I visited Arizona for the first time a couple of years ago for a short trip, hitting all the usual […]