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Day Diaries: Bend, Oregon

Micro-breweries. Homemade kombucha. Fire pits. A stunning view of the Three Sisters mountains. These are a few of the staples of character-filled Bend, Oregon. Bend is a charming and well-rounded city, celebrating the arts as well as rugged adventure.

Keep reading for all of our recommendations after the jump!

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Portland City Guide

Portland. Located 6 hours north, it’s the perfect weekend getaway. A few weekends ago we headed to Portland, part for play and part for work, completing photoshoots for a few clientts. Last time I was in Portland, it was 6 years ago on a road trip with a college roommate. At the time we stayed in a hostel and were living on a road trip budget. This time my visit to Portland surprised me in the best of ways. No longer a quirky city, Portland has grown and flourished with amazing spots past the downtown corridor. We decided to explore Portland like a local and found spots that are impressive and past keeping Portland weird. My second visit to Portland was lovely and I can’t wait to visit again soon.

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Hidden Gems: NorCal Coast

A few weeks ago, I headed out on this summer’s travel season. My first stop? Meeting my parents at the Northern California Coast. I’ve been here before, but this time I knew of all the places I wanted to visit. (You can read about trip to the coast here.) For the NorCal coast, there’s loads of hidden gems and things you certainly won’t find from any tour guide. Make sure to spend at least a night here to get the full experience. I recommend finding a great place in historic Arcata or an airBnb on the bay.

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24 Hours in Chico

A few weeks ago a friend and I headed Chico, CA for the day. A smaller town settled within the Sierra Nevadas, we headed there to take in the different landscapes and to check out all that it had to offer. I must admit- Chico surprised me in the best of ways. With an adorable downtown corridor, delicious restaurants, and some well know sights, it is well worth the drive if you’re looking for a quick trip in the Northern California area.