The Best Travel Gifts Under $50

How appropriate, "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra started playing as I was writing this post. "Pack up let's fly away!" If you or anyone you know gets excited at the thought of flying somewhere, anywhere, you may want to think of giving them a travel-related gift. I have curated a list of travel gifts, all under $50 for those who have been bit by the travel bug. Hey, feel free to give yourself something

Ahmednagar, The Nearest Indian City to the Most Peaceful Place in India

With this post I continue to take you with me and my journey from my last trip to India. Ahmednagar is not any place that any tourist would decide to go. Most people don't even know where it is but if you decide to visit the most peaceful place in the world, you will surely pass by and even spend time in Ahmednagar which is just a few miles from Meherabad, the location of the

A Chocolate Lover’s Paradise -The Meadow Shop in Portland

On one of our regular date nights, after having some Mexican food we headed for a walk and saw a crowd at a distance that spiked our curiosity. It was near Christmas time, and there was a big crowd of small families, I believe waiting for a Christmas tree to be lit or something; there was music and it was cold but people were still out. Behind the crowd I saw a store with some neon

Different Types of Indian Women Clothing

Different Types of Indian Women Clothing
One of the first things you will notice when traveling to India is the spectacular patterns and colors of Indian women clothing. Women's types of clothing in this country vary widely depending on climate, local culture, and religion, as well as urban or rural settings. (more…)

A Day In Downtown Portland (Mostly Powell’s)

A Day In Downtown Portland (Mostly Powell’s)
Technically it was just about 3 and a half hours, and I spent 80% of the time in one place. But "A Day In Downtown Portland" sounded better than "Three and a half hours in mostly Powell's and a few other places in Downtown Portland." Yesterday, Josh had a meeting and we decided that he should drop me off downtown and I would just hang out while he did his thing.  (more…)

Friday Night Auction Experience

Friday Night Auction Experience
[caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignnone" width="640"] Estate Sales Unlimited Friday Night Auction[/caption] Our Airbnb hosts love auctions and attend them regularly. They buy and sell, keep, and gift all kinds of things they find at auctions, including cars which they transform into batmobiles (well, they've only done this once.) (more…)

Portland Farmers Market

Portland Farmers Market
[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignnone" width="640"] Portland Farmers Market[/caption] Today, we went to the Portland Farmers Market downtown (my idea). When we lived in Durham, NC, the hours of the Saturday Farmers Market were 8am - noon. My question is: who wants to wake up that early on a Saturday? We certainly don't, we like sleeping. So when I found out that the market here in Portland ended at 2pm I was happy. We left the house around

This is how we cope…

This is how we cope…
If you've been following this blog, you'll know that Josh and I have had our fair share of challenges and frustrations since we moved to India about two months ago, I think today was a bad sign for us... (more…)