An Epic Long Weekend in Portland, Oregon


Not too long ago, Derek and I hopped on a plane for a short hour-or-so flight to spend a long weekend in Portland. And man oh man, what an epic adventure this mini getaway turned out to be. From the delicious farm-to-table cuisine (read: food trucks everywhere) to the delightful balance of vibrant-city-life-meets-incredible-and-accessible-nature, I now […]

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Mini Film: 71 Days in Europe


Last Thursday evening, I was in the kitchen flipping pancake batter when Derek waltzed in with an extra big smile on his face. At first, I thought this oddly large grin was due to the fact that I was making breakfast for dinner. That, or because the sweet aroma of the weekend was starting to […]

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A Road Trip to the Most Colorful Mountain in California


If you’re a lover of all things color then listen up! What if I told you there is a man-made mountain located in the middle of the desert here in California? Not sure how this relates? Well, what if I said it was the state’s most colorful mountain, quite mostly the country’s, too? Yep, a mound […]

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A Delightful Day Trip to Palm Springs


You know what’s about an hour’s drive of Joshua Tree? Yes, Palm Springs! Ah, this place made my heart sing happy songs. Bright colors. Retro style. And of course home of that awesome cactarium I was telling you about. Not to mention time seems to pass just a tad bit slower here in this part […]

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The Ultimate Place for Cacti Lovers

If your heart starts to flutter as much as mine does when your eyes spot anything cacti related, then keep on scrolling because this post is for you. What is it about these prickly creatures that make our hearts melt so? Someone please tell me. Whether it be a prickly pear, saguaro, echinocactus — the […]

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The Sweetest Airbnb Desert Oasis

I know I confessed my love for the dreamy desert area of Joshua Tree here, but I just couldn’t help but share more on the place we were fortunate enough to call home, even if it was only for two days. This one-roomed studio (with a detached out-house in the back!) was the sweetest, most […]

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