Just a short fifteen minute drive from the heart of downtown Grants Pass, the Weasku Inn feels worlds away. Situated just off of the 99-N, the Rogue River serves as the inn’s backyard, giving the property a sacred feel. Uneasy urbanites like me concerned about venturing too far off the grid, will find the perfect balance of quiet isolation near small town conveniences at Weasku Inn.
Rogue Valley. One of the gateways to northern California’s coastal redwoods, the jumping off point for a trip to Crater Lake National Park, and home to some of America’s best farm country as its mild climate allows for a longer growing season. Made up of three major cities in southwestern Oregon – Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland – the Rogue Valley, located along the Rogue River, is the ideal place to witness the colorful fall foliage and to generally soak up nature in all of its splendid glory. Oh, and there’s also wine. Wine and Shakespeare – neither of which we got to experience during our short escape to the area.
As usual, Jave and I always try to squeeze way too much into our short getaways. This time, it kind of bit us in the butt. After visiting California’s Del Norte Coast, we spent a night in Grants Pass, OR, and the next morning we got up at the crack of dawn to make our way to Crater Lake National Park for the day. More
I’m usually not impressed by any city’s downtown. I usually have a “once you’ve seen one downtown, you’ve seen them all” type of attitude. In most downtowns in the U.S.A., you’re sure to find towering business districts, lots of people hustling and bustling about their busy lives, traffic, litter, and the like.
So while I kept hearing that Portland is a great city, I wasn’t expecting to really be impressed by its downtown area. During our trip to the city last December, we had the chance to really explore it during Portland Walking Tours ‘Best of Portland’ tour which revealed several reasons why downtown Portland lives up to the hype… More
Could you see ourselves living here?
This is the reverberating question that Jave and I always ask ourselves whenever we travel to someplace new. Whether we’re traveling abroad or stateside, this is the one question that we always ask ourselves, so no exceptions were made on a recent trip to Portland, Oregon. Despite the incessant rain and crisp cold, Jave and I agreed that while not our first choice, we could definitely see ourselves making a life for ourselves in Portland.
We continued to ask ourselves this same question as we drove towards Oregon’s coast along the OR-6 West for the majority of our trip to Tillamook – home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Throughout our drive, we were surrounded by giant Douglas-fir trees and streams and rivers that run along the highway. More
This is downtown Los Angeles. Its skyline is often depicted in Hollywood flicks and is comprised of skyscrapers owned and/or occupied by some of the biggest names in corporate finance, banking, and law. At the start of my career, I worked in one of these buildings. During my lunch breaks, I used to take leisurely strolls to Macy’s Plaza on Seventh Street where I spent a bit of time browsing the racks. More