Category Archive: United States

Photo Focus – The Oregon Coast

Those of us born in the 1980s are intimately familiar with the Oregon Trail computer game. A lucky few have completed the pilgrimage from Independence, Missouri to Oregon’s Willamette Valley with all of their family members, oxen, and provisions in tow, while the majority were lucky to make it to Idaho with a loaf of …

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Photo Focus – iPhone Treasures in Graeagle

There are few things more frustrating than missing a great shot because your big DSLR camera isn’t locked-and-loaded or is back in the hostel safe. I don’t typically travel with my iPhone (for fear of losing it), but boy-oh-boy I think I’m going to start. While enjoying my family vacation last week in Graeagle, CA …

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Travel Tips – How to save for your DREAM trip without really trying

Over the past year and a half since I quit my job and headed out on my first multi-month adventure, friends, coworkers, and family members have asked, “How do you do it?” This question is quite broad and it applies to various aspects of what I’ve been doing: how I saved money, how I quit …

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Pre-Vacation Vacation

What better way to prepare for three months of lounging around than to take a week-long vacation where all you do is lounge around? No need to answer… For the past four summers my family time at the Gray Eagle Lodge has been cut short by my job. Ultimately, going “radio silent” for a week …

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Adiós San Francisco

After 3 ½ years with MKTG, my final day came and went on September 1st. It was bittersweet as my traveling freedom had finally arrived, but the reality that I would not get to see some of my favorite people each day began to set in.  At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, I’ve felt …

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