Snow in the Springtime

My husband and I have a habit of choosing spring vacations in destinations that are still in the process of thawing out.  Memorial Day may seem like the beginning of summer to a lot of people, but in mountainous outdoor areas, it’s still a very likely possibility that snow will still be covering trails.  This …

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Oregon Trip Report

If you’ve ever visited the Pacific Northwest in the spring, you might be familiar with how dreary the weather can be.  Coming from Virginia, I was adjusted to warm, sunny days.  Portland, though, was forecasted to be a high of 60 with cloudy, rainy skies the entire time.  Since we’re hikers, cool temperatures don’t bother …

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5 Things I Liked About Portland

For the first time ever, I’ve gone somewhere without actually seeing the city. I’m guessing some business travelers may be used to this feeling, but as a leisure traveler, it’s a first for me. I spent five nights at the Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center, which has a really convenient location for seeing Portland (Oregon), …

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