3 Hikes Near Florence, Oregon Oregon Coast Trail Marker JetSetting Fools

3 easy hikes near Florence, Oregon

The coastal town of Florence, Oregon, population 8,500, is situated in the central portion of the state where the Siuslaw River flows into the Pacific Ocean. In the charming Old Town district, Bay Street runs parallel to the river where locally-owned restaurants and shops are housed in historic buildings.… Read the rest


Temporary summertime Ohio residents: Hocking Hills State Park

Temporary summertime Ohio residents

We chose Dublin, Ohio – my home town – as our home base for our U.S. Family and Friends Summer tour for two reasons: first, because we have so many of our family and friends living in the area and second, because my mom let us stash the few possessions we don’t carry with us in my childhood bedroom – and she let us reclaim that room as living quarters without charging rent.… Read the rest


Friends, Futbol and Bar-hopping in Boston: US Men's Soccer vs Haiti at Gillette Stadium

Friends, Futbol and Bar-hopping in Boston

Most of the stops on our U.S. Summer Family and Friends Tour had us feeling slightly out of our element. We weren’t on vacation, but we weren’t working, either. Things were the same, but different. Our two-day stop in Boston, however, was like taking a page out of Weekends From Our Past, complete with friends, a sporting event and bar hopping.… Read the rest


Colorado summer 2015: Driving into the mountains we spotted a deer

Friends and family in Colorado

After spending Father’s Day in Fort Myers, we headed back west for the next stop on our U.S. Family and Friends Summer Tour: Colorado – with stops in Boulder, Silverthorne and Golden.

It is often difficult for me to define a specific place as a favorite, but, with a heavy dose of certainty, I can claim that Colorado reigns as one of my favorite U.S.… Read the rest


getting to Florence, Oregon via Route 126

Getting to Florence, Oregon

Summer is in full swing and hopping on flights as stand-by passengers to navigate our way around the United States hasn’t been as easy as we thought it would be. Getting stuck in the Philadelphia was just the beginning. To get from Columbus, Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona, we had to fly east to go west with a connection in Washington DC.… Read the rest


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Roadtripping, Part Three: Oak Creek Canyon detour

Click here to read Roadtripping, Part Two: The Flagstaff Ale Trail Pub Crawl

The morning after a pub crawl is never greeted bright-eyed and bushy tailed, and our morning after the Flagstaff Ale Trail was no exception. What was worse was the daunting task of the road trip south on I-17 back to Phoenix.… Read the rest


Roadtripping, Part Two: The Flagstaff Ale Trail pub crawl JetSetting Fools

Roadtripping, Part Two: The Flagstaff Ale Trail pub crawl

Click here to read Roadtripping, Part One: Scenic Skyway to Agassiz Peak

Our interest in locally crafted beer is what led us to the Flagstaff Ale Trail pub crawl. The official $6 Passport isn’t necessary, but it does offer discounts, introduces you to places you might not otherwise go, supports the local community and, besides all that, you get a fun, stamped souvenir.… Read the rest


Roadtripping, Part One Scenic Skyway to Agassiz Peak JetSetting Fools

Roadtripping, Part One: Scenic Skyway to Agassiz Peak

Heading north out of the Valley of the Sun I felt a strong sense of adventure and excitement. It was our first road trip in nearly two years and we were kicking it off in true road trip fashion: No time frame, good tunes and a like-minded crew.… Read the rest