New Orleans, LA: Art & Music & Sights in the Big Easy

We recently took a trip to The Big Easy; New Orleans, LA. While I’ve been to this bustling city as a child, there was no way to prepare myself for the fun, excitement and good times that keep on rolling in this high-energy metropolis. A city with a rich history and checkered background, today it’s a huge cultural hub where those who like to party, learn about history or explore a unique area that people visit in droves. Continue reading

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Petroglyphs at Buffalo Eddy: Along the Snake River near Asotin, Washington

Imagine stepping into a world where you travel down the river by boat, at the mercy of currents and rapids, where the only light at night is by fire and leaving written communication required hours of complex chiseling of pictures. That’s what we stumbled upon when we went out in search of Buffalo Eddy, a historical site of special significance for the Nez Pearce tribe. Continue reading

Our Date with the Big Dog: Dog Bark Park Inn [Cottonwood, Idaho]

Our most recent expedition was to an incredible roadside attraction in the small town of Cottonwood, Idaho. About two hours away from Pullman and just a small jaunt through the Camas prairie from Lewiston, Idaho, the Dog Bark Park Inn was a place we’d wanted to stay at for years. After passing by on a road trip to Utah, we found this wonderful and largest beagle dog replica in the world! Also a B&B, we were lucky enough to stay there in the heart of the big dog. Continue reading

Wine Tasting in Walla Walla, Washington

After recovering from the blistering heat of a 106-degree bike ride through Walla Walla’s wine country, we stopped for lunch at a local hot spot with rave reviews. We’ve experienced delicious food from traveling trucks in Portland while living there, and Andrae’s Kitchen was sold as the best in Walla Walla. Since it was a weekend, we stopped by the flagship location, Andrae’s Kitchen at the Co-Op. Don’t let the fact that this restaurant is in a gas station get you down; these were some of the most succulent and authentic tacos I’ve had in a long while. Continue reading

Incredible Hikes to View Enchanting Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington has wide open spaces, rolling hills and views for hundreds of miles. While some see an area with little life, I see an alien landscape that it hauntingly beautiful. There’s something humbling about viewing wide open spaces that at the same time, makes you feel larger than life. These great hikes help you to see Eastern Washington in all its glory. Continue reading