football on turf

How to Amp Up Your Super Bowl Party

Living in the Pacific Northwest, this year’s Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots is not really a must-see event. To make the most out of my party, I add a few games and events to amp up the level of excitement when no one cares about the ultimate winner. Well, no one really wants to see Tom Brady win another Super Bowl, but even if he does, no one will be terribly upset....

Temples of Bagan

10 Favorite Places Around the World… So Far

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar Nyaung Shwe is, by far, one of my favorite places on this planet. The people are friendly, the town is not overcrowded with tourists, and there is a pancake house for those “sick of eating rice.” Nyaung Shwe is also the access point to Inle...

sunset fun in Bagan

Welcome to Northwest Rambles!

Welcome to Northwest Rambles… a blog dedicated to living every day to its fullest, stepping outside your comfort zone, making the world a better place, being your authentic self, experimenting, exploring, creating, photographing, playing, and all-around fun! I believe that being happy is contagious and I hope to spread that feeling as far and wide as possible. Life’s too short to be unhappy. I am working on surrounding myself with like-minded people who are passionate about life and learning and...