“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Lightweight Winter Footwear That Won’t Weigh Down Your Suitcase

The snow had begun in the gloaming,

   And busily all the night

Had been heaping field and highway

   With a silence deep and white.

-James Russell Lowell, The First Snowfall

That’s right! Oregon has already had its first snowfall of the coming winter. If you’re planning a winter vacation north of Florida, you might want to look at SmarterTravel’s recommendations for winter boots and shoes that you can schlep without a Sherpa.