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Case of the Mondays #39: Crater Lake

Case of the Mondays #39: Crater Lake

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the full version (give it some time to load) and use your arrow keys to move around and see all the details. Then click anywhere or hit Esc to close it. That’s it for […]

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Case of the Mondays #33: Boiler Bay

Case of the Mondays #33: Boiler Bay

Ah, it’s another Monday. The dreaded start of another week. Work has you down? The email inbox has exploded over the weekend? Fret not! Another installment of Case of the Mondays is here to help you deal with it. Or at least distract your mind from all that as you scroll through and enjoy a big panoramic image of an awesome place. Just click on the image below to open up the full version (give it some time to load) and use your arrow keys to move around and see all the details. Then click anywhere or hit Esc to close it. That’s it for […]

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Case of the Mondays #7: Saddle Mountain

Case of the Mondays #7: Saddle Mountain

Happy Monday, everybody! This week is going to be a busy one here so I will keep this installment of Case of the Mondays short and sweet. Enjoy this beautiful view from the top of Saddle (or Saddleback) mountain near Oregon’s Pacific coast. To the right side, you can see the ocean at the horizon and at the far right is the Columbia river flowing into the ocean. Remember to click on the picture to enlarge it, wait for it to load, scroll around and enjoy the view, then click anywhere to return to reality. If you subscribe to email updates […]

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Oregon’s East Coast Preview

Oregon's East Coast Preview

While often overshadowed by its Northern California stretch, the Pacific Coast Highway’s 350-mile squiggle through Oregon is an equally good bet for hairpin turns and sublime vistas. The route bristles with coves, crags and looming pines, interspersed with wineries whose proprietors have worn the same pair of sandals for 20 years. — United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine The drive along the Pacific US coast is generally accepted as being one of the most scenic drives in the world. Starting in San Diego and going all the way to Seattle, it makes for quite a road trip and hopefully I will get […]

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Saddling the Saddle Mountain

Saddling the Saddle Mountain

The Saddleback (or Saddle) mountain is the highest peak to the west of Portland and makes for quite a challenging hike, gaining over 1600 feet of altitude over two and a half miles. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Well, it has been a while since I did some major hiking so I figured why not swing by there on my way to Oregon’s Pacific coast. Frankly, I underestimated this hike. After reading a few guides and blog posts that classified it as a moderate difficulty day hike I figured it was the usual politically correct terminology for a fairly easy […]

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Small World

Small World

Once I started traveling, I got used to running into same people here and there, sometimes across the country, sometimes across the world. Some of the stories are quite fun by themselves, but I wanted to share one from a week and a half ago when I was in Portland for the World Domination Summit (which deserves a blog post of its own). When I signed up for WDS back in April, I mentioned in the blog post that there were two other attendees coming, one from Tulsa area and one from Kansas City. By itself, it was quite remarkable since there […]

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