August 31, 2016

Before heading down the coast of Oregon, I had heard many tales of its beauty.  Having grown up on the coast and seen my fair share of beaches around the world, it's fair to say that I met these tales of beauty with a healthy dose of skepticism.  Well, in fact, the rumors were...

August 31, 2016

If you're tired of reading long stories about adventures you didn't take part in (I wholeheartedly understand) then here is the TLDR:
-Best quick hike in Oregon
-Do it.  Do it now!

Ok, for the few of you who are interested in how this all went down, here's the story.  Even thoug...

August 14, 2016

I haven't visited Portland since I was a kid, so pretty much my entire perception of it and its inhabitants is based off the odd-ball TV show with the eponymous title and the hipster stereotypes that are perpetuated online.  I couldn't have been more wrong.  Well, mostly wrong...

Everyone likes to share the highlights of their trips and brag about the amazing times they had while abroad/traveling/etc.  However, we often suffer from "Travel Amnesia", whereby we're only able to conjure up happy memories from our adventures and our mind omits the not so fu...

August 2, 2016

You have the perfect shot in your mind.  You can picture the frame and know just the right angle.  The lighting is right and nobody is standing in your way.  However, sometimes it just doesn't quite work out.  Some shots are just too beautiful to capture in a photo.  Your shot...

August 2, 2016

Where Union Creek and the Rogue River meet, two streams of consciousness shall join.  Ash and Neale Inglenook will be tying the knot in this idyllic place in September.  So happy for them to start a new chapter of their lives together.

The plans are refreshingly simp...

July 27, 2016

I don't much care for crowds.  I don't think anyone does, but I find them especially loathsome in nature.  Nothing more UNnatural than standing in line to behold one of the beauties of nature and having your view obscured by people taking selfies.  So when a friend mentioned th...

"What planet am I on?"  is likely the first question you'll be asking yourself when you arrive at the here.  The towering rock formations parallel the snaking river and jut out of the earth in uneven flows.  Everything in the near vicinity resembles a desert landscape but the r...

My trip so far has been many things, but one of the preeminent features is that it has been educational.  While visiting the Lava Beds National Monument, I felt like I was on a self-guided school field trip (in the best ways possible!)

I learned about geology, botany, vulcanolo...

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