A Studio Stay in the Rose City

Newsflash! There is more to budget lodging in PDX than the Ace Hotel Portland! Matt Gross, the frugal travel writer for the New York Times, published his ode to the rose city in May  (Frugal Portland). Where to stay? The Ace Hotel. Sunset magazine’s travel blog dishes on bargain digs. Where to stay in PDX? […]

Need a Beach? Try Manzanita

The Seattle Times last week featured the charming Oregon coast town of Manzanita as a laid-back, “family-friendly” destination. Always being on the lookout for those two words that I’d frankly never even noticed before last September, I decided to look into Manzanita lodging. After all, the article unequivocally states: “Manzanita turns out to be a […]

Lake Chelan is Calling

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately. My goal is to post once a week, and it’s been three since I last posted. And although I would love to say it’s because I’ve been chillaxin in some remote corner of the Pacific Northwest with no internet access in site, that would be a […]