Something Other than the Ordinary

Has anyone wanted to sleep somewhere that isn’t your usual hotel room? I have! I find all these unique opportunities and I just have to take them. This weekend I am currently staying in a yurt and I get to cross it off my list. Yay me!!

Where would you like to stay that is out of the ordinary?

Below are my top 5 out of the ordinary places I would like to sleep for the night.

  1. Yurts 
  2. Ice Hotel 
  3. Tree House 
  4. Underwater Pod 
  5. Glass Igloo 
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A Little Windy City Love

I am one of the lucky few. The person lucky enough to have a great relationship with cities that I have never lived in but been to, often. Often enough, that it has a familiar feeling of home. That is how I felt on my last trip to Chicago. When I need a “city fix” that is the place I like to be. For those of you who have never been . . . go. Go and enjoy a Midwest feeling wrapped in a city package.

My sister was the lucky one that got to live in the city for a number of years (and I think she secretly wants to go back). I kind of wish she would since where she used to live in the city was as ideal as you could get. That would save me a LOT of money when visiting.

In the meantime, here are a couple of my favorite places.

  1. Believe me when I say that you’ll want to stand outside and admire the building before ever going inside. 

Lazy Drive From Seattle

So I had another work conference and it took me to Seattle. It was nice to have it closer to me so I didn’t have to be at the mercy of the airlines and flight delays like my last trip. I also get the added benefit of taking my time coming home and doing a little “off-the-beaten-path” exploring. Here are 5 new finds.

  1. Lake Sacajawea Park in Longview, WA 
  2. Officers Row in Vancouver, WA 
  3. Museum of Glass including the Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, WA 
  4. Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in Nisqually, WA 
  5. Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater, WA 

2 days in Medford

A couple girlfriends and I decided to take a last-minute trip to Medford. I have only been to Medford once before and that was just a drive-by. I was intrigued to try something new on for size and have already decided to start planning another trip down for some summer fun.

Here are 5 things to try when you find yourself in the area.

  1. Central Point Perk for breakfast 
  2. Rouge Creamery 
  3. Applegate River 
  4. Rouge River 
  5. Crater Lake