Getaway Brigade

Welcome to our weekly series, the Sunday Bucket List! Every Sunday, we’ll share with you a place we’ve never visited but plan to see someday. Click here for all of our Sunday Bucket List posts. All of today’s photos belong to Simon and Erin of Never Ending Voyage. I like to think that there’s a little “I…

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Tempting Chocolates at Cacao

Both Sharon and I have a weakness for sugary delicacies. An entire section of our small pantry is, in fact, overflowing with salt water taffy from Monterey, chocolates from Europe, pastries from Taiwan, and various other sweets from shops nearby. So when we happened upon Cacao on our first visit to Portland, we regressed into…

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A similar version of this post was originally written in 2012 during on my return flight from Beijing to San Francisco. I recently reread it, found the change in my perspective amusing, and made a few minor updates for this week’s Throwback Thursday.  As I write, I’m somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. It’s about 5:00am…

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National Palace Museum

During our recent trip to Taiwan, we had the opportunity to briefly visit the National Palace Museum in Shilin, Taipei. The museum is home to an immense collection of artifacts and artwork, each of which requires several minutes to observe and enjoy. We spent a day at the museum and saw only a fraction of…

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Bird

There are many reasons we love to travel, chief among which are the opportunities to experience a diversity of cultures, the oddities of each destination, and the excitingly unexpected departures from our plans inherent in every adventure. With each getaway we discover something new and entirely different from the home we temporarily left behind. For…

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