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Pacific City on the Oregon Coast: Dune Surfing

Pacific City on the Oregon Coast: Dune Surfing

Pacific City on the Oregon Coast: Dune Surfing is Not for Sissies! By Vivienne Chapleo and Jill Hoelting Flying down a 45-degree vertical slope on a snowboard would have you believing you are on Oregon’s Mount Hood or Mount Bachelor. In fact, there is no snow and the sound of waves from the Pacific Ocean […]

WAVEJourney Attends Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

WAVEJourney Attends Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

WAVEJourney Attends Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Color Me, Dazzle Me, Inspire Me!   Who says you have to be a quilter to appreciate quilts? Well, whoever it was, they were wrong! With 1200 quilts of all shapes, sizes, techniques, designs, themes, colors and styles, the 33rd Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, will […]

Schooner Zodiac Nauti-Girls Cruise

Schooner Zodiac Nauti-Girls Cruise

Schooner Zodiac Nauti-Girls Cruise: Seduced By A Schooner ~ A Tall Ship Tale! Article by Jill Hoelting, photos by Vivienne Chapleo In 1902, English poet and writer John Masefield’s “Sea Fever” was first published. The lyric poem begins: I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky, And all I […]

Travel USA: Glamping or Camping With A Twist! Exploring San Juan Island’s Lakedale Resort

Travel USA: Glamping or Camping With A Twist! Exploring San Juan Island’s Lakedale Resort

Travel USA: Glamping or Camping San Juan Island Lakedale Resort By Linda Ball The great outdoors is therapeutic for all of us. Touching nature, appreciating the sounds and smells, s’mores by the campfire, peace and quiet. But what if you really hate going without a shower every day? Or you enjoy a bed rather than […]

Travel Washington, USA – Schooner Zodiac Wine Cruise

Travel Washington, USA – Schooner Zodiac Wine Cruise

By Linda Ball CHUCKANUT AND FAIRHAVEN My journey began by taking the beautiful Chuckanut Drive instead of Interstate 5 into historic Fairhaven, the old part of the city of Bellingham. Chuckanut Drive begins just north of Burlington, Washington, and is 21.28 miles. This drive was incorporated into the Pacific Highway in 1913 and was considered […]

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture WJ Tested: Portland, Oregon Our annual trip list is never complete without at least one visit to Portland, Oregon – also commonly known as The City of Roses or Beervana. As our sojourns to this eclectic west coast city (population 583,776+/-), are, more often than not, during […]

Travel Florida: Sophisticated Fort Lauderdale

Travel Florida: Sophisticated Fort Lauderdale

Travel Florida: Sophisticated Fort Lauderdale Don’t believe the movies! Fort Lauderdale got famous from spring break “where the boys are/beach boys” movies. So my image for years was of a bunch of soused college kids reeling along the sands. How wrong I was. Though I did find a bit of invented drama there: read on. […]

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture

Travel Oregon: Discovering Portland’s Museums & Eclectic Culture Our annual trip list is never complete without at least one visit to Portland, Oregon – also commonly known as The City of Roses or Beervana. As our sojourns to this eclectic west coast city (population 583,776+/-), are, more often than not, during the summer months, we […]

Road Trip to California: Discovering Carlsbad

Road Trip to California: Discovering Carlsbad

Sleepy California beach towns have always been a favorite getaway of ours. But these days, whenever we visit California, we are amazed at how populous most areas have become and how it is becoming more difficult to escape the crowds. So, after much research, we decided that our California road trip needed to include the […]

Florida: Key West for Casual Laid Back Good Food, Good Culture and the Sea

Florida: Key West for Casual Laid Back Good Food, Good Culture and the Sea

Florida, Key West is an excellent place to…

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