San Francisco is about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Eugene in the summer. It was weird packing jeans and sweaters and jackets, I had a few doubts along the way, but I put my faith in the forecast and did it. So, happy I did! The mornings were chilly, afternoons sunny but not too …

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Hawaii anyone? It’s more like Hawaii everyone! Why the rush for the 50th star on our flag? It doesn’t hurt to have the #1 movie of the year, set in Hawaii and starring George Clooney. Well played, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce! Guess what? Us too! Yay! This means packing. My Achilles heel. Here’s the plan: …

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The saying goes that, it’s the journey not the destination. These days, if you need to reach your destination via air travel it’s hard to remember that. Like most, I’ve cultivated some habits that make the experience feel special and, dare I say it, fun. 1) I chose a festive colored bag to carry my …

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