We are still reeling from last month when we celebrated three years publishing Buckhaven Lifestyle magazine. What a fabulous ride! We’ve met so many generous and entrepreneurial people along the way, growing and evolving as we go.
That’s what travel is about, right?
I love a good trip. Last month, I flew to Portland, Oregon, to visit my sister and her twin girls. I’ve been lucky enough to make that trip nearly every year since they were born six years ago. That first year, I had just moved to Atlanta and was not sold on the idea. At all.
But, you’ve grown on me, BuckHaven, as you know. Returning home, I see what a diverse and hospitable place you are. I see a community where people work hard and live well. Local chefs continue to surprise me, our many museums open up my mind and a never-ending parade of non-profits do impressive work to help others.
Getting away makes me appreciate all of this even more.
When I am in Portland, I am treated to a feast of local seafood (the salmon curry with pumpkin at Monsoon Thai Cuisine in Northeast is my go-to), a quirky and every-changing bar scene (hundreds of bottles line the dark paneled walls at the rather pretentious but entertaining Multnomah Whiskey Library) and a plethora of shops offering up products carefully chosen from down the street and around the world (visit Canoe on SW Alder for a cool set of backyard bird calls or leather satchel).
So much to see, do, drink, eat and explore, but, where is that Southern hospitality? The warm welcome Atlantans offer is genuine. Elsewhere, that is not so evident.
Getting away has made coming home better. Enjoy this month’s travel issue full of gorgeous photography and tales of trips. Share a photo of your vacation on our Facebook page and show us where you’ve been!
Happiest of Mother’s Day to all our BuckHaven mommies!