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Eat Shrimp at a Hawaiian Food Truck in Maui

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., Hawaii, North America | 13 comments

Somehow I had never eaten at a food truck, even in the Oregonian food pod mecca of the world, Portland. But, with a half hour to spare on...

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Have A Very White Christmas in Yosemite Valley

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., California, North America | 16 comments

This year I wanted to actually have a white Christmas and that wasn't bound to happen in my Northern California town. It hasn't...

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Spend a Day in Paia Before the Road to Hana

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., Hawaii, North America | 15 comments

If you have ever done the Road to Hana in Maui, then you have probably spent some time in the funky town of Paia. This is the city that is...

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Eat Beef Stomach (Tripe) & Octopus in Portland

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., North America, Oregon, UNUSUAL. | 4 comments

It is rare that I ingest a truly perfect meal, the last time was while dining at the Ritz Carlton Manzanita Restaurant in Lake...

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Do a Liquor Tasting at a Portland Distillery

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., EAT & DRINK., North America, Oregon | 7 comments

Amongst industrial warehouses and businesses in Portland lies a handful of distilleries which produce an array of unique liquors....

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Climb the St. Simons Lighthouse in Georgia

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., Georgia, North America | 0 comments

After the muscular agony of climbing the 463 stairs of the Duomo in Florence I considered banning all future attractions with stairs, at...

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Unsuccessful Alligator Hunting at a Golf Course in Georgia

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in BY DESTINATION., Georgia, North America | 9 comments

Most people go to a golf course to..uh, you know…golf. Unless you are me, then you go to one of the best golf courses in Georgia to...

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