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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Fiji

Fijitime: Bula!!!

SHARKS!!! Sitting here at Bamboo Travellers eating breakfast thinking about the time I've had in Fiji and it's hard to put it into words. I've loved it here and would definitely come back again.  Let me give you a run down. (more…)

Hikes

New Zealand: 12 Days In

20140109_153749 It's 9am and I'm sitting at a park table next to the van that I've been riding in the last 12 days and I've realized that I haven't been able to post anything until now.  Internet in New Zealand isn't just hard to come by, but it is expensive, so sorry VicLiv, you've had to fall victim to the price.  Oh well, I'm writing now, you should be happy, let's move on. (more…)