March 22nd, 2015

cactus

Portlandia

I'm visiting Portland (OR) for the first time ever this June. One of the friends I thought I'd be seeing/staying with will be in Atlanta, as it turns out, so I am in need of accommodation and things to fill my schedule. Fortunately, the other friend is still there AND he has a car. (Just not a couch for me to sleep on.)

1) Can you recommend a reasonably-priced hostel/motel? I'll probably only be staying two or three nights at a maximum. Otherwise I'm booking a Motel 6 and calling it done.

2) What are some cool/unique things to do in Portland? When I visit places I like to check out caves, really weird/kitschy/roadside America type stuff, favorite local eateries and dishes, and possibly bar trivia (if available). Anything that's really unique to an area tends to be my priority. Bonus points if it's weird.

DK/DC: what was the weather like on the first day of spring/fall? It snowed here. Hooray Sweden!
Parks and Rec Leslie and Ben

Sandy Eggo

My husband and I want to go to San Diego May 21st - 25th for the long weekend before Memorial Day.

1. What are some must-see things to do or cool places to go?

2. Budget-friendly places to stay?

3. I want to go to Hollywood/L.A. for a day as well. Would it make sense to fly into LAX on the first day, rent a car to spend the day in that area, and then drive down to San Diego for the rest of the trip? Or just fly in and out of SD, but drive up to LA?

Thanks!

Working from home?

long story short I've been looking to work from home and have found online job posting but they seem too good to be true. $3000 a week in data entry, with no experience? I know its possible to work from home but something about $255hr makes me think I'd end up doing a bunch of work and not get paid, or some how get my banking information stolen once given to these companies.
Does anyone have any working from home experience? what did you do? How did you find that job?
Does the information given above seem like a scam to you or am i just being paranoid?

Napa & Sonoma

My husband and I are visiting San Francisco in September, and we want to spend a few days (no more than 3) in Napa/Sonoma. We think we want to do one night in each, but will that be enough? Should we do 2 nights in one and 1 night in the other? Which one would you suggest staying in longer if we decide to spend 2 nights in one area? Any suggestions on where to stay (we've been looking at AirBnB and will likely do that), where to eat, what to do? Any and all suggestions are appreciated, especially with regard to dining. TIA!