• Scout’s Definitive Guide to Affordable Fall Destinations

    Autumn evokes a wonderful sense of adventure in Scout. There’s just one problem with Scout’s adventurous plans: they’re expensive. Of course, I agree with Scout that traveling California in search of autumn foliage, lattes, and wine sounds perfect. It also sounds perfectly unattainable on a budget. Scout disagrees. According to Scout, California is full of

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  • Best Bookstores in Northern California

    Autumn inspires sentimentality and the glow of leaves at twilight makes Scout melancholy in the best way. Every now and again, Scout savors a melancholy day like he savors a warm cup of coffee. Feeling rather sentimental about his melancholic state, Scout decide to spend Whole40 Challenge week two comfy among the very best bookstores

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  • Whole40 Challenge Days 4-7: Small adventures

    As Scout and I reflected on Whole40 Challenge Week One, we felt a little melancholy. We couldn’t believe week one was already over. After writing and rewriting, we finally settled upon this post. It’s a decidedly simple story, but we like to think that’s alright every once in a while. After all, some of the

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  • We Drove Past Napa Part 3

    Hello Readers! Scout and I are here with our coffee, Pendleton wool, and a story to tell you. Usually, Scout can’t wait to sit down next to me and start dictating. This week has been different. He’s been deep in thought as he decides how to tell you the unexpected ending to this otherwise sad

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 2

    Another day, another dozen cups of coffee! Where did we leave off in “Farm to Berkeley Part One“? Oh yes: BREAD. We really could leave it there and you’d probably go to Chez Panisse, but just in case you don’t love bread as much as us (we all have our deficiencies), read on to hear

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  • Farm to Berkeley Part 1

    “When did farm-to-table become too good for us chip-eating-plebeians?” This is the controversial question I posed to Scout as he hopped onto the couch and interrupted my morning coffee with the declaration that he needed to write right now. I asked him what he needed “right right now” and, with an irritated thump of his

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  • We Drove Past Napa Part 1

    We don’t endorse photography while driving. It blurs the image. This is really an old story, but one worth sharing since it involved one of Scout’s favorite destinations in California. It’s a cautionary tale, of sorts. It’s wrought with familial conflict, misunderstanding, and one rabbit’s powerful hunt for culinary justice. We went to Napa and

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