Project Discover Week #4

We hit our one month anniversary in Portland! Arriving here, we have had a bit of baptism by fire. It has rained almost every day we've been here for some part of the day. My family was stationed in Washington state during my last three years of high school, so I remember what winter is like. But, it's been awhile since either Mr. Misadventures or I have experienced a real rainy season.  It's … [Read more...]

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36 Hours in Anaheim – Eat, Play and Stay

Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group. As always, all experiences and opinions are my own. Are you heading to Anaheim for a conference or trade show and wondering what to do? Don't underestimate the power of doing something else in Anaheim besides seeing the mouse! I know from personal experience with working and attending events that … [Read more...]

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Project Escape Recap: Trip Highlights

Making the decision to pull the plug on our current life to take a sabbatical wasn't easy.  But once we decided Project Escape was a go, things moved fast. We sold our house, our cars, some furniture and we quit our jobs. We bought an RV and a Jeep and headed out on the road. I think our friends and family truly thought we were nuts. But in our minds, big risk equaled big reward.  We didn't … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #3

It was a week out of the norm for us.  Or at least the norm we developed the first two weeks of living in Portland. The holiday on Monday definitely slowed down the job hunt.  There weren't a lot of new jobs to apply for so I spent the day taking Michelle Schroeder-Gardner's online (self-paced) course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. I picked up some great tips and tricks which I will begin … [Read more...]

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3 RV Parks Near National Parks

We were so lucky to have visited twenty-one national park sites during our one year on the road. In my experience, when it comes to traveling by RV, finding RV parks near national parks is one of the most important factors of a good visit. At least in the Misadventures family. I didn't write a lot about the RV parks we stayed in.  We paid for all our stays on our own. Meaning I didn't do any … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #2

Is it weird that I like the sound of airplanes taking off and landing? Or seeing them do the same? We live near the airport and I love hearing and seeing the planes leave for some far off destination or bringing folks to wet, wet Portland.  Although it probably isn't great for two travel addicted people. We are already talking about where we want to go to next "...when we have jobs..." Week 2 … [Read more...]

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Currently February 2017

Currently | 2.15.17 Watching | Top Chef Season 14 > I am a total Top Chef fan girl.  I've watched every season of Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef Dessert and even Life After Top Chef! I have been hoarding episodes of the show and have finally started devouring it.  I binge watched the first seven episodes (and Last Chance Kitchen) this past week.  I can't help but root for Casey … [Read more...]

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My Valentine’s Meal – Fettuccine with Red Lamb Sauce

DISCLOSURE: This post is brought to you by Safeway.  However, all opinions and the meal I created are of my own choosing! Baby, it's cold outside! My nerves are still shot from our epic snow-laden trip in the RV. And since we’ve arrived in Portland, it’s been nothing but rain and freezing temperatures. That means one thing to me. Pasta. We don’t eat too much pasta, we’re more … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #1

Now that we are stationary and no longer wandering in the RV, the new endeavor, Project Discover commences! For our first full week in Portland the big focus was our job search. Monday morning I spiffed up my resume (does anyone else hate doing that?) and created job searches on the usual sites. I'm looking for full time work in the greater Portland and Seattle areas, so fingers crossed I'll … [Read more...]

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Monthly Blog Goals: February 2017

I figure the only way I'm going to stay accountable to my Project Discover plans is to put some of my blogging goals out there. I've been blogging eight-and-one-half years and I tell you, it doesn't get to be any easier.  I don't want to be a slave to the space, a lesson I learned when blogging became work in the early part of my sabbatical. I thought, "a year off on travel adventures, my blog … [Read more...]

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