In my 22 years of flying in and out of Portland, OR, I was never aware of the popularity and following enjoyed by, of all things, the carpet at PDX. I was alerted to it by a recent article in the New York Times titled, “It’s Curtains for the Carpet,” (love it) in which I learned that the PDX carpet was being replaced, and many people were, apparently, distraught. According […]

Categories: Travel, U.S. Travel

Heading to Costa Rica and debating whether or not to rent a car?  If you’re planning to cover a lot of ground and see different parts of the county, a car is definitely the way to go. It gives you the freedom to make your own schedules and not rely on public transportation. It also opens up more hotel and activity options and makes the treks between locations far more pleasant than they […]

Categories: Costa Rica, Travel

I’m a girl with many travel goals: visit all 50 states, see all the continents, road-trip across the country, etc. Earlier this year I added a new one to the list: visit all of the US National Parks. I had been to some on family vacations as a kid, mostly out West, but none of those counted for this undertaking, which also included my boyfriend. The rules of this goal […]

Categories: Travel, U.S National Parks