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Links We Love vol. 52

Warhol/Monroe

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NYE in Denver

Union Station, Denver NYE in Denver!

Top Ten Posts of 2012

Sunset at the lake

Wow! What a year – thank you so much for reading our blog, we love sharing our travel stories and tips with you. Here’s what was popular on our blog this year:

  1. Tamanoyu Ryokan – our experience at a traditional Japanese inn
  2. Travel Tip #20: When to Take a Taxi – sometimes public transportation is for suckers 🙂
  3. Atomic Interiors – a hidden gem in our hometown of Madison, Wisconsin
  4. Ciutat Comtal/Ciudad Comdal – our favorite restaurant in Barcelona
  5. Lombard Street, Gough Street & Alamo Square – Ryan visited these locations from the film Bullit while we were in San Francisco
  6. Furoshiki Purse Tutorial – Learn the art of Japanese cloth folding
  7. The Japan Rail Pass – How to jet around Japan
  8. Matsumoto Castle – Check out this amazing Japanese castle
  9. Pack Light and Carry On Posters – In case you need reminding!
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Denver & Golden

Windy Saddle Check out photos from our second day in Denver!

New Belgium & Odell Breweries

Follow along as we hit up New Belgium & Odell Breweries in Fort Collins

Portland Japanese Garden

A Slice of Japan in Portland


The Portland Japanese garden, located in Washington Park, near the International Rose Test Garden is an extremely lovely and faithful rendition of traditional Japanese gardening. Although some of the trees and plants are a little wilder and larger than those you would see in Japan, the mood and spirit of the garden is extremely authentic.… Continue Reading →

International Rose Test Garden

Stop & Smell the Roses at Portland's International Rose Test Garden

Stop and smell the roses in Portland

Founded in 1917 to expand and capitalize on the Portland’s nickname “The City of Roses”, the International Rose Test Garden is tucked into Washington Park, the wild and wonderful wilderness on the west side of the city.

Packed with over 7,000 plants and 500 species of roses, the park is an exercise in sensory overload.… Continue Reading →

Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge

columbia river gorge

Gorge-ous Views of the Columbia River Gorge from Multnomah Falls

Just beyond the city limits of Portland lies some pretty amazing natural beauty. The Columbia River Gorge is just minutes from downtown, yet it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. The Columbia River starts in Canada and winds its way southwest to the Pacific Ocean, forming some of the northern border between Oregon and Washington.… Continue Reading →