Hikes

Hiking Helens 2015

Group Last weekend I went hiking to the top of Mt. St. Helens for the 4th time!  My friend Ryan and I have been hiking it together since 2013 and though it's grueling, the view from the top and the glacade down makes it all worthwhile. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Hikes

Ixa’s Birthday Dog Mountain Hike

Ixa (3) This weekend, Ixa turned a year older and to celebrate I took her hiking up Dog Mountain with Ilona, Ryan, his wife and their dog.  Ixa is a strong 75 pound pup and even though she was worn out as much as I was when we finished, she was a trooper and kept us going. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Locations

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

I've heard many great things about New Orleans, and have wanted to go for some time, so when my friend Kelly mentioned a couple weeks back at a party that he was going there for Jazz Fest, the want was written on my face.  He soon asked if I'd want to join him and some others for a trip to "Noleans" to which I quickly said yes. The following day I scored a round-trip for $11.80 and some points with Southwest and was soon making it to this wild city which I truly enjoyed. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Hikes

Hiking Horsetail Falls Loop

Horsetail Falls Loop This weekend, my friend Cassie and I went on a hike around Horsetail Falls.  For someone who has almost lived in Portland five years, I've never been to this location.  Just makes me realize that there is a ton of the Gorge area that I haven't seen yet. We talked a few days before about getting some hiking in as I've only got a few more weeks till I hike up Mt. St. Helens once again (it'll be my 4th time!).  We didn't have a clue where we were going, and knew we didn't have a ton of time to do a long one.  So instead of driving far into the Gorge area and getting some real miles into a hike, we went the easy route and did this one here. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Colorado

Breckenridge Colorado

Mountain View This last weekend I went to one of the best bachelor parties!  My friend, Devin, also my roommate Lewis' soon to be brother in law is getting married in just over a month and this weekend we made it to Colorado to go skiing/boarding at Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Caribbean

Holidays in Puerto Rico

wpid-img_20141227_182453.jpgThis last Christmas-eve (like two weeks ago), my friend, Bobby, and I went on an adventure to Puerto RIco for Christmas and the New Years.  We've been friends for a long time, but this was our first time traveling together outside of work, and though I wasn't sure about how the trip would go, we quickly found it was quite an awesome trip. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Festivals

Burning Man 2014

[caption id="attachment_1030" align="aligncenter" width="500"]By S. Reutiman The 105 foot Man[/caption] Last Monday, Burning Man 2014 came to a close for me.  I was sad to leave this new home of mine, but glad to get back to greener pastures (literally, it was a white desert out there and getting back to green Oregon was so great!).  My experience of the event was very positive and left me wanting more.  I'm not going to go into details about all of my experiences at Burning Man, however I will give some highlights and incites (plus some pretty pictures). (more…)

By Jason, ago
Locations

Last Leg: Seattle to Portland

Wow...it's here.  The last flight of my big trip around the South Pacific.  I can't believe it is here.  It's a bitter-sweet occasion for sure as I just want to keep traveling, but really looking forward to seeing some much missed faces. (more…)

By Jason, ago
Hawaii

Hawaiian Weddings

Cuong, The Happy Couple, Me After Fiji came my return the United States of America by going through Hawaii to see Lewis (my brother/former roomy/a best friend/the man) get married to the gorgeous and wonderful Annamarie.  I was so blessed to be in attendance to their wedding and especially being one of his men by his side to bring him to his wedding day. (more…)

By Jason, ago