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8 US destinations for active travelers

8 US destinations for active travelers

When choosing a vacation destination, I tend to look for a place that is alive with activity. Athletes are very focused on fitness, and I am no different.  This is why, when I travel, I make sure I’m able to squeeze some much needed exercise into the holiday.  These are what I consider to be [...]

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Ever wondered where to take the family on your next trip to the United States? Assessing various US cities for their family friendliness – and taking into account such things as the quality of the family attractions, weather, etc. – Parents magazine released its 2013 list of the ’10 Best U.S. Cities for Families to [...]

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

10 amazing US hotel rooftops

The popularity of rooftop lounging continues to grow, and guests are demanding more unique offerings and more luxurious options.  Whether you grab a cocktail with a few hundred friends or dine in seclusion with the love of your life, these 10 US hotels offer rooftop experiences for every travel personality. The Press Lounge at Ink48 [...]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the [...]

New oceanfront condos to debut at historic Nye Beach, Oregon

New oceanfront condos to debut at historic Nye Beach, Oregon

Discover the beautiful view of historic Nye Beach from Newport’s newest development, Shoreline Ridge, luxurious beach-front condos starting at $449K.  Its Grand Opening is scheduled for tomorrow.  Each  of the development’s  spacious two and three bedroom flats offer 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean,  including picturesque Yaquina Head Lighthouse to the north, and range in [...]

Are you overlooking certain US cities?

Travellers who prefer hidden gems to over-hyped hotspots should apparently start packing their bags for Baltimore, Louisville, and Sacramento. These are three of the most underrated US cities according to Shermans Travel. Their top 10 are: Baltimore – Boasts a revitalized Inner Harbor area, plus the backdrops for such John Waters film classics as Hairspray, [...]

2007 Oregon Truffle Festival

2007 Oregon Truffle Festival

The second annual Oregon Truffle Festival will commence in Eugene tomorrow and run for three days. The state of Oregon has become renowned for its truffles and this is celebrated by the festival which brings together “harvesters, chefs, growers and gastronomic aficionados”. Among the events there will be a Grand Truffle Dinner, a Truffle Grower’s [...]

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007.   Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan [...]

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Kimpton Hotels Winter Special

Enjoy 15% off the Best Available Rate from now through to 24th  February 2007, with select Kimpton Hotels.  Participating hotels are in Alexandria, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle,  Silicon Valley, Vancouver  and Washington DC.

Top 10 seafood markets

Top 10 seafood markets

CNN is running a feature in their travel section on the top 10 seafood markets.   I find it hard to believe that they should all be in the United States, so perhaps this would be better named ‘the top 10 US seafood markets’.   Many of these markets take orders online nowadays so I’ve [...]

Meier & Frank building to become luxury hotel

Meier & Frank building to become luxury hotel

An old  department store in  Portland, the Meier & Frank building, is to become Oregon’s first Luxury Collection hotel, a brand owned by Starwood that includes The Phoenician in Scottsdale. The lower floors of the newly developed building will be a newly renovated Macy’s store with the  hotel’s lobby being on the eighth floor. The [...]