Tag Archives: Summer

Summer Camping Guide 2017!

camping oregon

We’re almost midway through July – which means there’s still LOTS of time to go camp out in the woods!

After taking oh…about a TEN year hiatus from camping, I’ve finally re-embraced it after living in Oregon for just 2 weeks. There are just so many things to see and do here and being active and being outdoors is just part of the lifestyle.

So here’s what I recommend for your next trip: (more…)

12 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation Weekend at Home

summer staycation ideas

Summer is here!

I know everyone doesn’t have a budget for a big blowout summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a staycation in your own city. When I have a weekend at home, I like to planning a whole weekend of activities like a tourist in a new city.

I’m not going to lie.

I’ve been craving just being at home lately. We’ve been going up to our airbnb in Lincoln City almost every weekend for three months, that I don’t even feel like I live in Portland sometimes.  (more…)

The Easy Summer Crab Boil

crab boil

It finally feels like summer and we just finished hosting Paul’s family at our house on the coast last week. We always throw it down with a crab dinner of some sort for our visitors with fresh cooked crab from our local seafood stand in Lincoln City, Oregon – Barnacle Bill’s.

All of the crab is local Oregon Dungeness Crab caught fresh in the Pacific Ocean that is only 5 minutes away from our house. So we hosted a crab boil last week – but without all the fuss and muss.

We bought cooked crab directly from the seafood market and put all the fixin’s together ourselves. I highly recommend doing this if you feel icky about dealing with live crabs OR if you don’t love the smell of seafood taking over your whole house.

Here’s how we accomplished our Easy Summer Crab Boil: (more…)

The BEST Summer Events in Toronto 2017

taste of toronto

What I love about Toronto are the abundance of summer events that are packed into the precious warm months of June, July and August. Summers in Toronto are pretty much THE BEST. There’s some sort of crazy festival happening every weekend and so many great Toronto restaurants to check out.

So I decided to put together a compilation of the BEST summer events happening in Toronto for 2017! Grab your calendar and start marking these dates and don’t forget to check out my Top 8 Things to Do in Toronto as well!

Taste of Toronto

This epic food festival returns to Fort York with 100 taster-sized signature dishes and 60+ food and drink exhibitor (like Fat Pasha, above). Eat your way through the best of Toronto and then take part in an exclusive interactive culinary feature and demonstrations.

June 15 – 18 (more…)

A Day Trip to Multnomah Falls

multnomah falls

A sponsored post with Gold Peak Iced Tea.

Thinking of coming to Portland? One of the number one must-dos on a trip to Portland is a quick little day trip out to Multnomah Falls. There is just so much natural beauty in Oregon and this quick and easy day trip out of the city is a great way to see one of the crown gems.

Paul and I like to get out there as early in the morning as possible to beat all the tour buses and crowds. In this case it’s true – the early bird actually does get the worm! (more…)

Camping Meal Ideas

camp coffee over the fire

I’ve started camping again and I have been obsessed with finding gourmet and fun camping meal ideas. It’s one of the parts I really enjoy.

I like camping meals that taste great, but are also easy to prepare over a fire or on our mini camp stove. It also has to fit into our cooler and doesn’t require too many ingredients. I’m also totally ok with pre-made stuff too – Trader Joe’s camping meal ideas are all over my camping meal plan.

Looking for camping meal ideas? Here’s what I cooked on our last camping trip! (more…)