Monthly Archives:: March 2014

Basking in the April Showers


rainy travel destinations

Feeling too sunny? Want to go cloud watching, but you live in the middle of the blue skies in Las Vegas or Tampa? There’s nothing wrong with loving the view of a gentle drizzle falling over the mountains or sporting a raincoat next to the sea. As the month of April (and April showers) approaches,… Read more

How to Travel on $200 a Day (Yes, It’s Possible)


pacific northwest budget travel

We did it! We successfully traveled I-5, from San Francisco to Seattle, for 9 days on $200 a day. In fact, we came in about $200 under budget for the entire trip. How did we do it? Here’s a rundown of tips and tricks we used to pinch pennies along the road. 1)┬áLeave the SUV… Read more

10 Things to do with Kids in Portland


portland oregon travel tips

My daughter, Paris, and I spent last week there visiting friends, and we discovered a paradise for families. The city has it all–affordable housing (two-story Craftsman bungalow for $350,000!), public transportation, up-and-coming public schools, nearly 260 miles of bike routes, and more than 200 parks and public gardens, including 5,000-acre Forest Park, the largest U.S…. Read more