Losing Portland

Yesterday was my birthday. It was not a significant number and thus didn’t really require a lot of celebration. But I was lucky enough to have a good friend in town. There was an added excuse to wander- walk the waterfront, drink hoppy microbrews, and appreciate this city through the fresh eyes of a person [...]

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Some Days are Harder.

I read  a lot of travel blogs.  Lately, much of this time is spent looking at the actual websites—my limited web blogging abilities require that my mind be fed by the many others out there who know more than me.  I’ve pulsed through so many looking for layouts and ideas—all the while questioning why I [...]

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Savings

A commonly asked question lately has been about savings: How we’ve financially planned for this trip, and whether or not we’ve been able to stick to the plan.  I figured I’d write a little about our thought process here, although I am sure that every traveler has different methods of financially preparing for a big [...]