i’ve got travel on my mind again – probably since i’m planning a trip to portland – it’s been on my list of “places to visit before i die” for awhile now so i’m excited to check it out!! i’m a planner when it comes to traveling – i like to get an idea of the places i’d want to see (hello, cool boutique shopping!!). but beyond that, i try to stay open to the unknown…just wandering around and coming across places on my own or by talking to locals. those, more often than not, end up being my favorite moments when traveling! and trust me when i say that traveling is one of the only times i can actually STAY in the moment! (how do i bring that feeling back as a souvenir??)
even when it’s a trip for business (the trip to portland is for a conference), i find that enjoying the moment, not having every second planned out like clark griswald (remember his clipboard schedule??), makes it much more fun, less stressful and usually gives me a story to share! or ends with finding the BEST “insert cafe/park/view here”!
has anyone been to portland? any recommendations for places i need to see or visit?