The Gordon House – Silverton, Oregon

Visiting the Gordon House in Silverton Oregon reminded me how much I live Frank Lloyd Wright designs. I am not sure when my love of architecture surfaced or why I feel so drawn to all things between 1910 and 1940. In my opinion all the best buildings, books, art, fashion and architecture happened during this…

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F. Scott Fitzgerald House – St. Paul, Minnesota

A quick and rainy drive past the F. Scott Fitzgerald house.

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Parlour – St. Paul, Minnesota

My favorite Minnesota haunt strikes again, this time with its second location in St. Paul. Parlour is a Minneapolis bar that I first visited at the behest of a coworker a few years ago while I was in town for work. Then the last time I was in town the same friend took me to…

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Venice: Exploring the Canal Capital of Northern Italy

I have been to Venice twice, the first time was in college. I was studying aboard in a neighboring country and a group of us set off for a long weekend in Venice.  It was the first time I had traveled (other then getting to my study aboard local) without an adult. Which is funny…

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Capri, Italy

Our last day down by Sorrento we spent on the island of Capri. We took our little tram up to Sorrento and hoped on the ferry boat for the day. Since we were on a schedule to ensure we got off the island at the end of the day we didn’t have a whole lot…

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Pompeii, Italy

Visiting Pompeii was one of those things that I had always wanted to do, so when we planned our trip down the western coast of Italy we made sure to plan an entire day to do nothing but wander around the site. We also didn’t do a lot of planning past that, we knew how…

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Santa Fortuna – Sorrento, Italy

After Rome we made our way down past Naples because we knew we wanted to see Pompeii and Capri. When most people think of this part of Italy they think of Positano, which is a gorgeous little town nestled in the hills along the famous Almafi Coast (so I have heard).  It is also very…

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Rome, Italy

I was most excited to see Rome in Italy and it truly is an incredible city. But it is a city, a giant city. There is more to see and do there than a single vacation could ever cover and we were only there for two days. My number one tip for Rome would be…

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Cinque Terre, Italy

It has been a lot of years since I have been in Italy so it was a little challenging to research and put together these posts, particularly because either I have forgotten the name of half the places we went or half the places we went are now out of business. I won’t say Cinque…

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Maryhill Museam, Maryhill, Oregon

Sitting atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge sits a house that is fairly easy to miss. Often mistaken for a private house or a winery building it is in fact an art museum. The Maryhill Museum of Art is open to the public and one of the best things to visit in the area.…

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