San Francisco for the Holidays

San Francisco for the holidays doesn't get any better! So if you are in the city this holiday season, you might want to check out the following things to do, see, eat or drink. Things to Do Our [usually] mild weather lends the opportunity to do a lot more outdoors things and take in more of the gorgeous city! Winter Walk SF > Winter Walk SF is an open plaza in the heart of Union … [Read more...]

Rocket Launch(!) at Kennedy Space Center

After visiting Kennedy Space Center for the first time two weeks prior, Mr. Misadventures and I found ourselves back at the complex to knock an item off our bucket list - a rocket launch!  Maybe we don't qualify as space geeks. I'm not sure what the qualifications are. We love SciFi movies and TV shows, but you won't find us at a Trek convention.  However, we do love NASA and we're following the … [Read more...]

Yellowstone Redux

We really enjoyed our 10-day visit to Yellowstone National Park in May so we felt doubly blessed and privileged to be able to spend an additional three weeks in the park in September/October.  It wasn't the original plan. That was for eight days. Time we had gleaned from shortening our trips to Missoula and Glacier National Park. However, Mr. Misadventures was like a kid in a candy store and it … [Read more...]

Glacier National Park

I have been struggling with writing this post. The whole time we were in Glacier, for eleven days, I pondered about what to say about Glacier National Park. Several people I know, friends and family, who have visited this park say it's their favorite. I can imagine that during the summer the scenery must be stunning. However, for our trip I guess we had just too much weather. Just about every … [Read more...]

Falling in Love in Monterey County

This is a sponsored post about Monterey County written on behalf of See Monterey. The love story and opinions are all my own. After reading my story, comment for a chance to win a complete trip package, including 2 nights at Monterey Tides, 2 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a wine blending at Joullian Vineyards. Monterey County holds a very special place in my heart. You see, when … [Read more...]

Five Things to Do on the Way to Glacier National Park

Before you get to the excitement and wonder of Glacier National Park, there are a few things you can visit and do on the way to the park. That's what I love about slow travel, it has really given Mr. Misadventures and I the ability to widen the ground we cover when visiting a specific spot. I know that most times we are on a timeline, but if you have an extra few hours on your way to or from the … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Lavender Valley Farm

I love Instagram. Not only is it fun to share my misadventures from a visual perspective, but I also find great suggestions for places to eat, RV parks to stay in and things to see.  It was while I was perusing a PNW tag that I came across a photo from a lavender farm in the Mt. Hood area. I showed Mr. Misadventures the photo and told him we must visit it while we were staying in the Portland … [Read more...]

Exploring Palouse

  There were certainly lots of MISadventures on our way to Palouse, and a little mishap on our last day in the area, besides that we had a lot of fun in Eastern Washington. Palouse is the land of wheat and barley and lentils and garbanzo. No matter what the crop, in the summer just before harvest they are fields of gold. And if you get lucky, like we did, you get to see them … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Bob’s Red Mill

I love Bob's Red Mill. Love them. Love them. Love them! Our local grocery store in Berkeley carried a huge amount of their products and we bought buckwheat flour to make crepes, waffle mixes and various beans to make soups.  We are big fans of the food, but I knew very little about the company. When we planned our itinerary for the summer we knew we were going to spend some extra time in … [Read more...]

San Francisco Profiles – San Francisco’s SoMA with Christine

Just because I left San Francisco to go on a sabbatical, doesn't mean I don't have this contagious city on my mind. After ten months on the road the closest thing to quenching my overwhelming desire for the culinary delights of the city by the Bay is Portland.  San Francisco just has so much to offer! One of my favorite neighborhoods by far is SoMa. I worked in the area for five years so I got … [Read more...]