“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Meet the Girl
My name is Tara Haney, and I reside in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. Travel, Food, and Art are a way of life. It’s being deliberate about the things you surround yourself with, whether a beautiful work of art, a bouquet of wildflowers, or a new place to explore…because life is too short not to. So I invite you to follow me on my journey
Tara’s story began in a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest. Starved for culture and travel, she left her humble beginnings, earned a B.A. in English Literature, and traveled the globe ever since. From learning how to cook traditional Balinese food in Bali to giving tours near the Chilkoot trail in Alaska, Tara has an equal love of the outdoors, nature, and small towns and as an aesthete of art galleries and Michelin restaurants in the cities of Paris and Florence.
Fast forward 25 years, and Tara has been living in and loving Oregon. Currently based in Bend, Oregon,
Tara writes the food and travel blog Happy Go Luxe.In this blog, she shares her love of travel and lots of random bits about life in the Pacific Northwest. Whether sipping coffee in hipster urban or adventuring in a cosmopolitan mountain town, Tara hopes Happy Go Luxe inspires your inner creativity and sparks a passion for life.
Tara’s photography under Tara Francis Photography has been published in such esteemed blogs as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, and Wedding Chicks, to name just a few. See @tarafrancisphoto
Get to Know More About Me
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!
What has been your favorite vacation ever?
What keeps you motivated for work?
I’m passionate about creating.
If you could be any profession in the world, what would it be?
What’s your favorite title that you have now?
On your days off, what do you like to do?
Lay in bed, drink coffee& read
What has been the best advice you have ever received about your career?
Words that Inspire Me
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.