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Jordan Brandt
Portland, United States
After an unfortunate surfing accident ended my career as an opera singer I decided to become an art director.
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Vietnam for a motorcycle purchase to drive into the jungle and along the coast for three weeks!

Flew from the Philippines with two friends to Hanoi, Vietnam with nothing more than backpacks. Met up with another friend and purchased motorcycles the next day. Drove for a day to the coast of Ha Long. Headed south until we eventually reached caves in the jungle of Phong Nha and were joined by two more…

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Portland, OR, United States for Fulcrum Fitness: Portland’s Best Gym

I have been training at Fulcrum for a little over a year now as a way to keep my body prepped and ready for the beatings that both skateboarding and surfing enjoy handing to me on a regular basis. I guess my whole thinking behind joining Fulcrum was that a soldier never goes in to…

Seattle, WA for Seafair

I had never even heard of Seafair until last year when I was up there for a business meeting. What was supposed to be an eight-hour visit to get a few details straightened out ended up becoming a three-day bender on the lake. We still had the meeting and got everything straightened out but our…

Seattle, WA, United States for Best 2 Bars In America

Being a proud native to the Pacific Northwest, it brought a grandiose grin across my face to see Esquire featuring two of my favorite bars in Seattle as the 2 of the 26 best bars in the States. Mainly because I find bars to be a home away from home for me where I get…

Manitou Springs, CO, United States for Penny Arcade

Penny for my thoughts? Are you kidding me! That’s about 10 minutes of fun at this place. I didn’t know about the Penny Arcade so much as I stumbled upon it while exploring Manitou’s quaint little downtown area. You go from a relatively quiet street with a mixture of tourists and locals alike straight in…

Manitou Springs, CO, United States for Cliff Dwellings

The cliff dwellings of Manitou Springs are more of a monument than a historical site as the Anasazi did not actually build their homes in this area but Southwest in a place known as the Four Corners. The stones were taken from a collapsed Anasazi site near Cortez in southwest Colorado, shipped by railroad to…

Manitou Springs, CO, United States for Witches & Warlocks of Downtown

Outside of the obscene natural beauty this town obtains, there is a pretty wicked side and I say that as a compliment as well as a statement. The town of Manitou Springs is riddles with little stores where one can buy a plethora of crystals, potions, books of mysticism and trinkets of paganism. Now I…

Manitou Springs, CO, United States for The Incline

I finally joined the mile high club! It was a long, rigorous journey filled with determination, a few moments of lost hope and lots of heavy breathing. The Incline is a mile long, 45-degree hike up the side of a mountain just West of Downtown Manitou Springs. You can actually see the second half of…

Manitou Springs, CO, United States for Garden Of The Gods

The Springs are a collection of smaller towns located about two hours south of Denver, Colorado. It is an area to be considered as a cradle of health and fertility by the natives. Between the natural, ready-to-drink water that gushes from the ground, the clean air and beautiful landscapes, it makes sense. We will get…

Eugene, OR, United States for Wandering Goat Coffee Co.

Did you read my post about the Barmuda Triangle? Well if you did then you read about the fact that you will need a strong black cup of coffee to help shake off the morning after hangover. The Wandering Goat is the place to go. Located in the Whiteaker District and next door to the…

Eugene, OR, United States for Mame Sushi

First, never show up here without making a reservation. I kept hearing rave reviews about this place and how it is some of the best sushi outside of Japan that money can buy. I 100% agree with that statement and would even be willing to state that it compares to the sushi in Japan. This…

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