Portland has all the charms of Baghdad by the Bay and the California Riviera with room to spare PLUS everything is quite affordable. Here are the highlights from a recent getaway to Rip City. (more…)
Who does not love a short trip that combines excellent food with outstanding drink, a cool town with cooler venues, and inherently beautiful sights? We have plenty of choices in easy reach of LA. San Francisco is a one hour flight with plenty of superb restaurant choices matched with equally interesting wine lists. The City is just a cool place to drive around with vistas from the Pacific Ocean to the skyscrapers and Oaktown across the Bay. One downside: the City is expensive. An overnight drive to Santa Barbara is another great diversion, if also pricey, with fewer dining choices and a conveniently located wine country.