Earlier this month I finally checked Portland off my travel bucket list only to discover that I want to check it off again and again. This city is effortlessly fascinating and everything from the gritty street art to the farm to table culinary scene tops the charts. If you’re from Portland you probably already know
As I quickly learned upon landing in PDX, Portland is a city that is constantly innovating itself while never shedding its “weird” appeal. Personally, Portland has interested me because there is so much going on in terms of organic produce, farm-to-table cuisine and beer trends but that’s just scratching the surface compared to what I experienced while on the ground.
Featured image: Gavin Whitner As I mentioned in my other Nashville post, many of the cool neighborhoods are not within walking distance of downtown so I definitely recommend renting a car or at splurging on a taxi to visit at least one of these areas while in town. Exploring Nashville’s innovative art hubs was a major
In many ways I got Maui right. It’s beautiful, the landscape is unreal, the people are happy and the lifestyle is laid-back. But I also got some things wrong and that’s exactly what I’ll be addressing in this post. Culture is Everywhere Hawaii is part of the U.S although many people think you need a
I had always heard great things about Maui and Hawaii in general so my expectations were already pretty high. Yet, I don’t think it sank in until my plane began its descent into Kahului Airport and the vibrant green valleys that make this island so unique began to appear. From that moment I was totally hooked
Long before arriving to Maui I wanted to do a post about how the island’s culture is reflected through color. Granted, I knew very little about Maui but all signs pointed toward blue skies, green valleys and flower leis in all shades of the rainbow. All this turned out to be true, but I also
It’s been awhile since I last traveled through the West Coast but after my recent California trip courtesy of the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB, my memory is refreshed. Combining both adventure and cuisine, my days in San Mateo County were short but very sweet. From kayaking along Half Moon Bay to petting goats at a
Galveston Island was so much more than I anticipated, and what impressed me the most was the different forms of Vintage that bring the island to life. Ships If you are curious to how a real pirate ship was designed, a visit on the Elissa is an ideal way to envision life as a bootlegger.
A common theme throughout my weekend in Galveston Island was the amount of exotic birds commonly seen throughout the area. Living in New York, this was exceptionally exciting for me and one of the highlights of my trip. Although I’m not a birding fanatic by any means, I certainly adore watching them fly and with
This post is by Jessica Dante, one of our contributors. The summer of 2010 brought me to the city that never sleeps. After being offered a great internship at a small tech start-up, I packed up and moved into a teeny apartment in Gramercy with three friends. Once I deposited my first hefty paycheck, I