Getaway Brigade

Traveling with Coffee

Coffee. It’s the fuel of imaginations, the power source of innovation, and the drink that greets many of us each morn. For me, it’s the one comfort of home I simply cannot live without when I travel. No matter where I might be in the world, the aroma and taste of a well made cup…

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Portland Coffee

Portland is one of the great meccas for coffee lovers in the U.S. (second only to Seattle) and it’s impossible to leave Portland without having consumed a great cup of coffee or discovered a coffee roaster crafting something unusual and amazing. Beauty fills each of Portland’s cafes. Giant industrial espresso machines sit heavily on countertops…

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Purple Planes

If you’re going to fly, do it in style. It might not seem like air travel is an integral part of your getaway experience, and a cheaper flight can deceptively seem like a great deal, but when you realize flights both kick off and end your getaway, it’s harder to justify saving at the expense…

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Canon 40mm f/2.8

If you’re like me, you try capturing every aspect of your trip in a photograph. It’s a noble quest to be sure but it comes at a price. On any given day of a getaway you’re likely to need several different lenses, filters, perhaps a flash, and definitely a spare set of batteries. It might…

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Flo's Cafe

In June of 2012, Disney unveiled two new lands in its Disney California Adventure park: Buena Vista Street and Cars Land. While both are remarkable and make a visit to Disney California Adventure more exciting than ever, Cars Land sets a new standard for Disney attractions and is by far the most exciting addition to…

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