SandSations in Long Beach, Washington

Have you ever built a sand castle?  Can you imagine yourself building one as you hang out at the ocean basking in the sound of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze blowing in your face?  What kind of sand castle would you build?  What else might you create out of sand? Well, SandSations in […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Stateside Adventures in Vegas

Vegas Strong!  Our trip to the big city of lights that never sleeps… Writing in my blog while I was in Europe proved to be a much more daunting task than imagined.  We crammed so much into each day that it was difficult to keep up on all fronts.  I wrote a lot about our […]

Montmartre and Pigalle – behind the scenes

Cool..foggy…Paris in the Fall.  Quaint shops, friendly Parisians, excellent cappuccino, and a local guide.  All of these things made for a great adventure in Paris – not Paris, Idaho or Paris, Kentucky…but the real Paris in the country of France. Fanny is a local blogger and now Airbnb experience tour guide – a great French […]

Montmartre and Sacre Couer

Most known for the Sacré Couer with its history dating from the late 1800’s and its glorious view of all of Paris, Montmartre boasts of many artists, bars and restaurants and draws thousands of tourists each year.  Take a walk throughout this safe area and explore the small local shops.  There are specialty stores for […]

Newport Beach, OR Sunset

Travel and Flexibility

The Oregon Coast – rocky…cold…windy…and gorgeous.  Van and I traveled to the Oregon Coast after a really busy, stressful week producing the first of this season’s Meridian Youth Farmers Market.  Friday night was exhausting from the Dairy Days parade and trying to keep up with fast pace of the moving vehicles.  I eventually gave up […]

Maui – Blowhole Hike and more!

Day 1 in Maui The Northern Coastline of Maui is a drive worth taking.  From whale watching to snorkeling, an adventure awaits at every turn.  Take time to smell the roses as you drive along this scenic route. Coffee and breakfast started the day with what is said to be a regular occurrence – a […]

Maui – Here we come!

The promise of sun and oceans is just impossible to resist.  Especially during a cold snowy winter, I have seen a lot of folks from our area traveling to Maui.  It’s the only island that I haven’t experienced and thought it was long overdue. We traveled from Boise through Seattle – made a quick connection […]

Boquete, Panama

Wind and rain…wind and more rain…and more wind…and more rain.  That’s been today in Boquete.  It didn’t totally stop us but it was definitely ill advised to go hiking or ziplining today.  The weather just did not cooperate. We did manage to take a Coffee Tour.  We went with Hello Panama Tours since we had […]

Still Traveling….

The journey has begun…but we are still traveling today.  We got a quick tour of Panama City while transferring from the International Airport to the Panamanian airport.  They like to build tall buildings here.  They have one main section that they call Panama City…but the high rises spread out throughout the area.  Many of them […]