Portland had been on my bucket list for quite some time. With good food, coffee, books, the beautiful outdoors, and friendly people, what more could you want from a city?
I think most would agree that 2017 has been quite the year. No matter the personal low points and the never ending news cycle, there is much I have to be grateful for and travel is one of them.
My two best friends and I recently went on a quick escape out of the city to Monterey and it was the perfect weekend trip! Monterey is only a two-hour drive south of San Francisco but can seem worlds away with its quiet streets, trails, and beaches and local restaurants, cafes, and shops.