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Portland Top Ten

I’m always proud to say Portland, Oregon is my hometown. It has changed tremendously 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 […]

City, Paris

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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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 Deux

Whether you’ve been once, ten times, or never; there’s always a reason to pine for Paris. Immortalized in countless films and books, areas like Montmartre, with its narrow roads winding up the hillside, and Île Saint Louis, with its spectacular views of the Seine and Notre Dame, are every bit […]

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Two French King-Themed Itineraries

I am not a historian, but I do love history. Part of the fun of visiting France is learning about its rulers and the magnificent structures they built and inhabited. French history has so much drama and intrigue. The more you see, the more certain names and timelines stick in […]