A Place to Drink to End of Democracy (Washington, DC)

I was reminded of my trip to Washington, DC – this nation’s once-great capital (sarcasm! sort of, not really!) – in spring 2016 when I saw an Instagram/Travel Blogger friend of mine posting on IG about being there. The first thing I thought was, “Oh, you have to tell her to go to Off the Record!” so I did. And then I thought I’d write … Continue reading A Place to Drink to End of Democracy (Washington, DC)

#FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)

How can I write about going to Portland, Oregon and not mention Voodoo Doughnuts? I can’t, so that’s why I absolutely must (no, it’s a law, I swear, just believe me!). This was a place that’s been popular for over a decade and it was the place that everyone was telling me I absolutely must go to, probably they had never heard of anything else … Continue reading #FBF: Get Your Sugar Fix: Voodoo Doughuts (Portland, OR)

Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)

A few days after I went to the International Rose Test Garden, my cousin and I went to explore the Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Chinatown area of Portland. It’s four thousand feet – or one full city block – of walled-in Chinese garden. In other words: an oasis in a city when you need to get away from the traffic (and bikes) of … Continue reading Zen in the City: Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, OR)