Portland is my favorite city in the US. While Vanesa and I were working at a hostel in Seattle, we had a chance to spend 48 hours in Portland, visiting my favorite attractions, eating the best food, and staying at the nicest hostel I’ve seen in the US.
It’s been over 25 years since I lived in Seattle, and I learned on my recent visit that a lot has changed since then. If you plan on visiting Seattle, here are some things to expect, some good places to eat, and my favorite activities.
After spending a year living in Edinburgh, Scotland during the pandemic, it was quite a change to live in Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a month. The contrast in temperature, food, and general quality of living was massive.
I can’t figure out how I’ve never written a guide for spending 48 hours in Edinburgh, considering this is my favorite city, my home base, and the place where I’ve spent more time than anywhere else since I started traveling the world. Maybe it’s because I could never decide how to cram everything into just two days (considering I’ve been exploring this city for months and am still finding new gems all the time), or maybe because I’ve already written journal-type posts about days I’ve spent here. Whatever the reason, here’s my recommendation on how to spend your weekend (or week-day) city break in the capital of Scotland.
When planning your trip to Scotland, make sure to include some attractions in Edinburgh for a rainy day. If there’s one certainty, it’s that it will almost always…