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My London Calling (Finally!)

Heading to London has been what feels like a lifelong dream for me. And it finally came true this week! Woo hoo!

As frequently as I travel for work (and it's really not much compared to road-warrior standards), I never have to travel internationally. In fact the last time - and only time! - I traveled internationally was about 14 years ago when I went

April 17th, 2014 0 comments on the road

And This Week’s Trip Starts with a Laugh…

If today's liquid lunch is any indication of how this week's business trip is going to go, well, color me amused, and kind of disgusted. (And, no, not that kind of liquid lunch, just a caffeine-laden calorie fest to hold me over four hours until I can grab some linner in Atlanta before my next leg.)


The only thing funnier than this picture was

March 3rd, 2014 0 comments on the road

Portlandish: Oh Deer!

I have mentioned before that flights back to Portland are my favorite. Mostly because it means I am heading home to my family (and bed and pillow), but also because they oftentimes offer unrivaled visual spectacles.

Take that picture, for instance.

Yes, that's a deer (?!) rack.




I have never in my life seen a real

January 16th, 2014 0 comments on the road

The View from Up Here

Since moving to Portland, we spend a lot of times in planes - whether it's going to visit family, heading out on vacation, or traveling for work, it seems that one of the Clarks is on a plane at least every month!

I don't love to fly, but it's one of those things you get used to the more you do it. Over time, I've

September 7th, 2013 0 comments on the road, the view from up here

Portlandish: Blend Your Own Frappuccino

PDX and American Airlines are running a Summer Splash promotion where one lucky traveler will win a $1,000 travel certificate. As part of the on-site activities, the PDX Starbucks was doing a "blend your own frappucino" thing.

We happened by on our way to baggage claim last week.

And you knew this would happen, right?

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Needless to say, the kids and

August 30th, 2013 0 comments on the road, portland, oregon, portlandish

To Quote Dug from Up – “Squirrel!”

Walt Disney World squirrels are the new South Jersey Shore seagulls.

My word.

Before last week, I never noticed squirrels in Walt Disney World, never mind noticing their snack-stealing behavior. Let's just say there are squirrels and they are Hungry.

We were at Blizzard Beach one day and I noticed a squirrel sitting in someone's stroller eating food. I was tempted to go a little

August 29th, 2013 0 comments on the road, Walt Disney World

Disney’s MyMagic+

As luck would have it, we got to trial Disney's new MyMagic+ technology during our August 2013 vacation at Walt Disney World. It was a nice, unexpected surprise.

We were originally booked at the Dolphin, but switched over to the Yacht Club about six weeks ago so we could share the same pool as my Beach Clubbing brother and his family. We’ve stayed at the

August 27th, 2013 0 comments Walt Disney World

The Worst of All Travel Offenders

Truth: Airplane seat recliners suck. The worst travel of all travel offenders.

Worse than middle seat double-arm-rest stealer. Come on. Middle seats stink. At least allow them comfort of resting both elbows!

Worse than slam-the-tray-table-up-and-down-ninety-bajillion-times-during-a-flight gal.Thanks for sharing your Dramamine with me, sweetheart. It really helped with the motion sickness you inflicted. 

Worse than sit-in-the-window-seat-and-go-to-the-bathroom-three-times-during-a-two-hour-flight guy. Seriously. I will only let this pass because I

August 21st, 2013 0 comments on the road, the joy of flying

We’re Back! (and a mini-ode to Southwest Airlines)

We are home after an awesome few days in California.

LegoLand was fun.

Disneyland was fun.

And I have a whole new appreciation for Southwest Airlines. They're a great brand, and it shows through in all the little things they do for their customers:

1) They held our connecting flight so we could get home on the day that we scheduled! Our flight home was delayed,

April 4th, 2013 0 comments on the road

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