48 Hours in Portland

Portland Oregon Sign

48 Hours in Portland

Having never been to Portland, Oregon before, my vision of ‘Portlandia’ stemmed from the light hearted humorous TV show I passionately watched for several seasons. All I kept thinking when we landed was “This is where young people go to retire,” or “Put a bird on it.” Portland impressed me as soon as we landed … Continued

Brunch at Super Six Seattle.

Eating and Drinking our way through Seattle

The beauty of a city is learning about its culture through food. My introduction to Seattle after 22 years included a necessary stop at a Chinese tea house at the edge of the famous Fish Market. After a bout with food poisoning, serious lack of sleep, and dragging our suitcases for at least a mile … Continued

Part 5: Thank you to WSGT contest participants!

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented participants in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opened on September 11, 2016. We hope you will share your story! … Continued

Part 4: Grateful for WSGT writers with badge

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented individuals participate in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring five contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opens September 11, 2016. We hope you will share … Continued

A Mexican Adventure, Part 2 – The Grua

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Part 3: Grateful for talented WSGT contributing writers!

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented individuals participate in our contests and most recently, the Travel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring five contributing writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Our next Gratitude Travel Writing Award opens tomorrow September 11, 2016. We hope you will … Continued

The Clayhouse: Art Classes in Santa Monica

The Clayhouse: Is Art Class on Your List of Dreams?

 CLASSES: The next Beginning Handbuilding class starts on Saturday, September 10 and will meet from 10 am to 12 noon, for 6 weeks. Students  will learn techniques for working with clay such as coiling, extruding, and slab rolling, to make  bowls, cups, vases, planters and more. Glazing instruction is also included. The fee is $280 which … Continued

Part 2: Filled with gratitude for WSGT writers!

We are very lucky at WSGT to have talented individuals participate in our contests and most recently, theTravel Writing Award. To say thanks, we will be featuring five writers each week who are currently displaying the WSGT Travel Badge. Stacey Sloughy “I chose to participate in the travel writing awards because I’m an aspiring inspirational … Continued

Stephen Wise Temple enjoying Shabbat at the Beach

Not by Bread Alone: What Moves Your Spirit?

Not By Bread Alone כִּי לֹא עַל-הַלֶּחֶם לְבַדּוֹ יִחְיֶה הָאָדָם. The Rio Olympics just ended. It was a thrill to watch Simone and Michael, Usain and Aly. I love the Olympics and enjoy especially hearing the stories of the athletes and their families and am inspired by the extraordinary effort and commitment that goes into … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel