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Using Home Exchange to Travel

Since opening our business two years ago, our travel budget has plummeted. We are fortunate to have wonderful family and friends who have welcomed us into their homes so that we have been able to visit other cities. However, we have been itching to get to some other areas, but the cost of lodging has […]

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Five Staycation Adventures Within an Hour of Portland

We all love a good family vacation, but sometimes summer calls for a ‘staycation’ right here at home. But a staycation doesn’t mean you can’t discover someplace new. If you’re looking for a new adventure for your staycation within a short drive of Portland, here is a list of FIVE maybe-new-to-you destinations and activities. All are […]

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Hood River: A Family Day-Trip Guide

The quaint town of Hood River is a hidden jewel located along the Columbia River Gorge. My love for Hood River began as a tourist, and I now enjoy the benefits of being a resident. For over a decade, our family  made Hood River our vacation destination. Entering Oregon’s promised land of waterfalls, trails, and […]

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