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How to Spend 48 Hours in Bend, Oregon

This post and trip was sponsored by Visit Bend. All opinions are my own – seriously, Bend is awesome. If you’re not from the Pacific Northwest, you might not be familiar with Bend, Oregon. A modest-size city in Central Oregon, Bend has long been a playground for those of us

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Don’t Miss These Awesome Breweries on the Bend Ale Trail

This post and trip was sponsored by Visit Bend. All opinions are my own – seriously, Bend is awesome. If you’re heading to Bend, Oregon, you’re probably heading down there to take on the outdoors or the Bend Ale Trail…or most likely both. Located in Central Oregon, Bend

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The Best Breweries in Seattle, According to a Local

Something about cool, grey, misty climates makes people crave beer. Or maybe it’s that the nearby Yakima Valley produces 73% of the United States’ hops. Yeah, that’s probably it. There are a ton of breweries all around Washington State, hell the entire Pacific Northwest for that matter. And

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The Best Restaurants in Capitol Hill, Seattle

From Saturday afternoons spent exploring new neighborhoods to weekend trips exploring neighboring towns, we plan to share what we find with you all. Starting with the neighborhood we call home and, by some metric, one of the cool areas in Seattle: Capitol Hill. Steph and I decided on Capitol Hill

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The Best Bars in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood

A light mist falls around me as I walk to the bar. Outsiders might point to the gray skies and say, “See, it’s always raining here.” But not me. No, I know a little better now. The mist is lazy, barely making a mark on my coat. This isn’

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13 spots to grub in Washington, D.C. that you have to try

After living in Washington, D.C. for 5 years, I got to know the food scene pretty well. Sure, it may be lacking and not super exciting, but there are honestly some really great options. From cheaper eats to fine dining, you can likely find whatever you want. Just be

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City Guide: Portland, Oregon [Updated: 2023]

A field guide on where to eat and drink around Portland, Oregon.

City Guide: Portland, Oregon [Updated: 2023]
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The New Landmarks of the American Road Trip

“What did it matter? I was a young writer and I wanted to take off. Somewhere along the line I knew there’d be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.”– Jack Kerouac “Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to

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How to Spend a Weekend in the Finger Lakes

Objectively, fall is the best time of year. You have crisp mornings, pumpkin spice lattes, and the vibrant foliage. If you don’t like Fall, there’s likely something wrong with you. Ok, maybe going to school in upstate New York made me love the magic of fall more than

The beautiful Taughannock Falls in the Finger Lakes surrounded by autumn colors.
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District Brews: The Best Coffee in Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital sure does know how to brew a good cup of coffee. Maybe it is mundane government work or maybe it’s the recent hipster emergence in the city that has necessitated a good cup of joe. Either way, between the exploring and boozing, there is plenty