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Portland Top Ten

  I’m always proud to say Portland, Oregon is my hometown. It has changed since I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s. Back then it felt more like a town. Now, it’s a full-blown big city. Portlanders love to complain about the increased traffic and escalating housing prices, […]

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San Diego Top Ten

  I write so much about San Diego professionally that I tend to favor other destinations on this website. It’s a wonderful city and a very popular destination so I thought it was finally time to offer my go-to list of San Diego spots. While I’ve included a few popular […]

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Two Perfect Days in Paris

I would happily live these two Paris itineraries over and over again if given the chance. Each incorporates everything I love to experience when I travel: good food, art, sight seeing, shopping and a little exercise. The Marais, where my family and I typically stay, would be an ideal jumping off […]

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Tulum Top Ten

I’m introducing a new post format called Top Ten where I’ll feature my top ten picks in some of my favorite destinations. I’ll still put together longer guides for destinations I know well enough to do so, but this is meant to be a fun, easy, and relatively quick way […]

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10 Places to Go in 2018

The Emerging Arts Destination 1. Garzón, Uruguay This small town 30-minutes from José Ignacio is cementing itself as as a bonafide arts destination in 2018. Artist and Photographer Heidi Lender’s CAMPO AIR, an artist-in-residency program hosting artists and chefs in an abandoned puebla, began December 15 and will run through […]

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Guide to Paris Part Un

Paris may very well be the world’s most beautiful city, but it is not simply the idyllic movie set many have come to expect. It is a big city with some grit and grime and diverse cultures and cuisines. This is precisely what makes it special. In addition to enjoying crêpes […]