The Most Hipster Honeymoon EVAR.

Bryce and I have been engaged for a year and a half which means we have been talking about our honeymoon for a very long time.  We started off thinking a trip to Scotland would be fantastic.  I was completely engrossed in and I discovered that a good majority of my family was from Scotland. 

Meet my 41st Great Grandpa – Duncan I, King of Scotland

As we became more entrenched in wedding plans (and you know, everything else in life) I realized that traveling overseas sounded a little bit too stressful for a vacation that I wanted to be the most relaxing of my life.  I’m a big stress ball of a person so planning that honeymoon just sounded like too much work.
One night I said to Bryce, what would be your dream honeymoon?  I knew that Scotland was more my thing and as much as Bryce did and does want to go there I didn’t think he was as invested in that plan as I was. 
He said that he wanted to take a road trip from Seattle to San Francisco and stop at a few places in between like Portland and Sonoma.  Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
As we discussed it more and more we realized that we have A LOT of things we want to see and we just would not be able to fit it all in on one trip.  I made Bryce promise me that one day we would see all of those places so at least for this trip, its official, we will be spending 5 nights in Seattle and 4 nights in Portland.  I am out-of-my-mind excited!  We booked a loft in each city through  If you haven’t heard of Airbnb, get on the bandwagon my friend.  People are renting out their gorgeous condos/houses/apartments for great prices.  It’s incredibly safe and secure.  I had to verify who I was in about 10 different ways before I could book a place. 
We are staying at two incredible lofts (the Portland loft is my dream home) and we will be saving over $1,000 by not staying in hotels.  I mean, WHAAAT?!

Seattle Loft
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Portland Loft
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Do you know what that means?  It means we can afford to go whale watching.  WHALE WATCHING!  Do you know how I feel about whales?! I’m in love with whales.  I’m going to cry.  I told Bryce that and here’s how our conversation went (it’s important to mention that we were watching Whale Wars at the time):
Me: Oh my god.  We are going to see whales.  I can’t believe it.  I’m just going to cry my eyes out when we’re there.
Bryce: I’m going to shoot them.  With a harpoon.

Don’t worry, no whales will actually be harmed in the making of this honeymoon.  Bryce is well aware of the fact that he is marrying an animal nut.

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