5 Reasons To Visit Halloweentown

If you grew up during the late 90’s, early 2000’s chances are Halloweentown was a classic during the Halloween season. This Disney movie transported us to a land full of friendly monsters and witches through the TV, but now there is a way to visit Halloweentown in person as an adult. The saying is “New York never sleeps” but around St. Helens, it’s “Halloween never sleeps.” Take … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Visit Halloweentown

Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Tour

Updated: Feb. 2, 2020 TLC says don’t go chasing waterfalls, but I don’t think TLC has ever been to the Oregon Gorge. If they had, they would have never sung that. There are few places in the USA like the Columbia River Gorge. Which is probably one of the reasons why I have yet to move away from this area, despite my hate for rain. … Continue reading Columbia River Gorge Waterfall Tour

My Top 10 Hikes Under 60 Miles From PDX

We all wish we could spend all day every Saturday and Sunday hiking in the woods, but we can’t. Life happens, responsibilities take over, and sometimes your body just needs a rest. However, if physical activity relieves stress and brings joy… then you need some hikes that are close by for those slumps. These are my top 10 hikes that are 60 miles and under … Continue reading My Top 10 Hikes Under 60 Miles From PDX

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

What do you get when you plant kisses? Tulips! Tulip fields seem to be abundant in Holland, but in the Pacific Northwest we only have two major festivals. There are a couple other ones around Washington and Oregon, but they are significantly smaller. I grew up going to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, about an hour south of the Canadian border. This year was my … Continue reading Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Pumpkin Patches in the Portland-Metro Area

updated for 2020 season The air is becoming more brisk by the day and the trees along the hiking trails are slowly starting to put on their autumn outfits. Which can only mean one thing, fall is here. Visiting a pumpkin patch is a popular autumn activity among kids and adults. Whether it’s for the actual pumpkin picking, the corn maze or fall food. I’ve … Continue reading Pumpkin Patches in the Portland-Metro Area