“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn't what we see but what we are.” ― Fernando Pessoa
Since jetting off to Portland last fall, I haven't been able to shake thoughts of early morning gloom, late afternoon food trucks, and evening strolls along quaint boutique-lined streets. The word "escapism" is one I've thought a lot about recently — daydreaming all about simple towns and beautiful landscapes; fantasying about taking a journey through unfamiliar places. Isn’t that what travel is all about? Letting go of what’s tying you down and embracing the new, the scary, the not yet discovered?
Brittany Jesek, a Florida native who found her way to Portland, Oregon, is the lovely lady behind one of my favorite Instagram accounts, who frequently posts photos of her travels near and far. I asked Brittany to participate in a little Instagram takeover, where she agreed to post must-see places in Portland (oh, the succulents....).
Photos by Brittany Jesek