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Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” –Helen Keller This has been one of my favorite quotes for a while. I asked myself ‘Why?’… I love that adventure is a unique perspective – that everyone’s definition of an adventure is slightly different. Daring is also a loaded word. It’s a bold statement, and very absolute. It’s personal. It reminds me that life is extremely short, and to try new things. I have the next two weeks off work, so I have decided to create or learn something new every day. I will blog about some days’ creations. This design is something Read more…

Eat This: Hawaii {Oahu}


Hawaii has amazing food. While my brain typically goes straight to the beach or sunshine when I have Hawaii on the mind — this last trip has me missing the food. I was lucky to have a recent transplant & avid foodie as my host. While we spent most of our time on the Windward side, there were some great finds on North Shore and the Honolulu area as well. What to Eat on Oahu – 15 Tasty Things: 1. Lilikoi everything Liliko’i is Hawaiian for passion fruit. After a while, it starts to feel like you could find something Read more…

Hawaii: Instagrammed


“Aloha” from Hawaii! One of my 2012 goals was to work remotely [ie. not in Portland] for 1+ month. After two months of anticipation of ditching Portland for warmer weather, we have arrived on Oahu. I must say, it feels great to finally make this goal a reality. So here’s a little peak at my first five days of working and playing in paradise via Instagram. First stop: the beach! Day 2: Stopping by the Camille’s on Wheels food truck in Kailua for Ahi tacos. Evening hike to the pillboxes in Lanikai. More like a “hike” compared to more recent Read more…

I’ve Got A Golden Ticket


Things that feel amazing: clicking the “Buy now” button on a flight. Even if you’ve had a trip partially planned already, clicking “purchase” makes it official — you’re going somewhere, it’s a done deal. At which point you can yell “I’m going to [insert destination]!!!” (Some of us don’t stop yelling this every few hours for about a week) So four days into 2012, I clicked the fateful “buy” button on a ticket to Hawaii for March! It feels good to be crossing a travel goal off my 2012 Goals list already, and I’m excited to be making my goal Read more…

A Perfect Day: Maui


Prompt #9: Describe one perfect day you had while traveling this year. Where were you? What were you doing? And what made it perfect? “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” –Benjamin Disraeli A perfect day I had this year while traveling, was our first full day in Maui in April. It was the first morning in about six months that I’d woken up to sunshine and warm air, and so relaxing to get away from the rainy spring in Portland, that we had a really laid back first Read more…

Olivia Raymer
Things I ♥: travel, food (I'm a pescatarian), the Pacific Northwest, bikes (I ride an orange mixte), beer (IPAs), summer, coffee, lists, and kitties. Travel enthusiast, former product manager, dabbler, and currently helping small businesses with digital strategy at Early Bird Strategy.

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