After leaving Newport, we bee-lined for Portland, for the longest single stretch of the trip. We love Portland — it’s easy to love a city that’s walkable, loves books, beer, coffee, good food, and pinball. (I mean, is there another city with a dedicated website and iPhone app for listing eery pinball machine?) Non-standard Lodging [...]
When I last wrote, we were leaving the California redwoods and heading north for what proved to be hailier climes. We stopped in Brookings for lunch and to see the placard commemorating the Japanese attack on the Oregon Coast. Given that bit of history, we felt it only proper to eat sushi for lunch, at [...]
On our last day in California, we stopped to pee at Trees of Mystery, a roadside attraction showcasing redwoods, a gondola called the Sky Trail, and, of course, a gift shop. I remember visiting this over 20 years ago with my parents, the most vivid memories being the giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue [...]
On Tuesday, May 18, the family (Stacy, Jules, Milo, and myself) loaded up the Subaru Outback and headed north for a two-week road trip. Our itinerary includes the California Redwood Coast, Oregon Central Coast, Portland, and probably Crater Lake on the return (subject to change depending on weather). This is our first big trip since [...]
My wife and I are planning a road trip along the Northern California and Oregon Coasts. O, Internet, what should we do? Suggestions in the comments, please! We are particularly interested in: good food lightweight outdoors stuff (we have a < 2 yo child) — hiking, car camping interesting history (particularly utopian societies and intentional [...]
I tweeted something similar, but I thought I’d ask here: tomorrow (Thursday) I head to Toronto for a little over a week. What must I do? Eat? Drink? Understand, these are the things I know I like: awesome hole-in-the-wall ethnic cuisine great breakfasts great relaxing afternoon pub coffee coffee coffee (drip, not espresso, and comfortable [...]
In a week I will be flying to Sofia, Bulgaria to speak at a day-long Usability Seminar. I will be spending two extra days (April 15-16) to visit, sightsee, eat, and other activities of travel. Thing is, I have no clue what to do. I welcome suggestions, and if by chance any peterme.com readers live [...]
As I emerge from my new fatherhood cave, I’m heading to Cambridge, MA next week for Jared Spool’s UI 13 Conference. I’ll be around for a few days, and would love to catch up with local folks who want to talk experience design. I’m happy to visit companies, share presentations, or just shoot the bull!