The air becomes thick with anticipation, the city swells with excitement, and a dusting of multi-colored beads trims the trees lining St. Charles--the time is Carnival. Steeped with tradition, history, and folklore, there is truly no celebration in the country quite like Mardis Gras. In the weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, a sea of parades with dancers, marching...
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An estimated 80,000 people were headed to Weiser, Idaho, the small town located 45 minutes from our desired camp site for viewing the solar eclipse on August, 21 2017. We decided it would be best to get a head start on our trip to ensure the best spot for viewing the spectacle in totality. When we arrived, the sleepy...

Mixtape #1 – NOLA

For our first mixtape, we felt it appropriate to have a theme. A tribute to a city that has become so near and dear to our hearts. New Orleans. It's hard not to fall in love with New Orleans. A city so rich in culture and pride. A city with such a palpable passion for music, I would put...
But Marfa need not be defined only by what’s inside the city limits. We had two amazing trips to nearby destinations. The first was to a Star Party at McDonald Observatory. We were lucky to book this in advance because we learned this is quite the popular attraction. Built atop a mountain in southwest Texas, McDonald Observatory hosts these...
Key West and the surrounding Keys offer up plenty of dining options, ranging from traditional CFaribbean fare to pasta and burgers. However, for the most part, you can find coconut shrimp, conch fritters and “best” key lime pie on just about every menu. While we didn’t have enough time to visit them all (or even scratch the surface!), we...
At the beginning of our work week, we kicked off our time in Marfa with an early morning breakfast at an awesome little florist-meets-cafe-meets car lot with a tantalizing title, Buns ‘n Roses. We were welcomed to a perfectly simple eggs-any-way, huevos rancheros, and the best homemade donuts you’ll ever eat. These sweet morsels of awesomeness were light and...
On this page we'll log all of the places we've stayed, whether it's a fancy-schmancy RV resort, or a Wal-Mart we crashed at for the night. We'll include a few details that we think are important and if we would ever stay again! This will be a work in progress as we get the site up and running, but...
Marfa (pop. 1,747) is located in Presidio county which occupies a good chunk of the Mexico border and lies west of  of Big Bend National Park, home to the Chisos Mountains and a beautiful stretch of the Rio Grande.  We got the chance to explore this region for a week in the piping hot month of… April. An old fashioned...
From hurricanes to hand-grenades, sazeracs and go-cups, there is no shortage of places to grab a great drink in New Orleans. However, there is also plenty to do outside the booze soaked streets of the French Quarter to help you get into the New Orleans spirit. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do between...
After hearing several passionate arguments for visiting this little town in west Texas from some friends in-the-know, we headed for Marfa. Let’s just get one thing straight--Marfa is weird.  Not in the ‘Keep Portland Weird’ sense, but more of a ‘I’m not sure I get it’ sense. And we get the sense that you’re not really supposed to get...

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