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Blaze a Trail in Oregon’s First City

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Before Portland, Oregon was named based on a coin toss–replacing the unfortunate moniker of “Stumptown”–Oregon City, located just fifteen miles to the south, was already a thriving commercial hub and the first incorporated city west of the Mississippi River. Oregon City was an important trading post in the early 1800’s and the destination for thousands of Oregon Trail pioneers from 1840 into the 1850’s. Blaze your own trail in Oregon… Read More

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Seattle’s Volunteer Park

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High on a hill overlooking the Space Needle is one of the jewels of the Seattle park system, Volunteer Park. With land purchased in 1876 this 40 acre park includes the usual suspects; walking paths, children’s play area and public art but that’s just scratching the surface. Come spend a day in Volunteer Park and discover all there is to see and do. Volunteer Park Café Begin the day by… Read More

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Chicago’s Perfect Tour for Chocoholics

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A city like Chicago offers so much to do that residents aren’t aware of it all– and even then, just can’t cover it all! There are plenty of tourist attractions, but whether a tourist or a resident of the city, Chicago Chocolate Tours are a great Chicago attraction for those who want to do something “off the beaten path.” Chicago Chocolate Tours provide daily walking tours to some of Chicago’s… Read More

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Oakland: The Bay Area’s Newest Hip Foodie Spot

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What happens when oodles of great restaurants move into the neighborhood? Well, the locals have a harder time answering the question: What’s the perfect foodie day in Oakland? The explosion of hip new places to eat and drink in Oakland, some spinoffs of well-regarded San Francisco food havens and others new openings for hot Bay Area chefs, has resulted in this exact dilemma. The answer is that there are a… Read More

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Palm Springs Best Happy Hour

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Take an afternoon stroll through downtown Palm Springs and you’ll be overwhelmed with the amount of happy hour signs and menus enticing you to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold one. While happy hour specials are plentiful, you’ll want to make sure you hit the best ones while you’re in town. Palm Springs restaurants and bars offer a little bit of everything for happy hour, from $2… Read More

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Raleigh: A Museum Mecca

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Raleigh is often called the Smithsonian of the south, for good reason. The city has world class museums and the admission for a number of them is rather reasonable as in free! Downtown Raleigh is a city center easily made for walking and most of the major museums are easily within walking distance of each other. In addition, a free bus service runs daily (the R-Line). Three museums we visited… Read More

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Palm Springs’ Best Burgers

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From the perfect cut of beef to the perfect toppings—and let’s not even get into buns—there is a seemingly infinite number of ways to make a good burger. Here are four of the best burger joints to be found in Palm Springs, with options that will satisfy even the pickiest of cravings for a delicious burger: Tyler’s: For an all-American hamburger with a whole lot of flavor and the perfect… Read More

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A Day on the Bay

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On one of San Diego’s many glorious sun-filled days, one of the best ways to experience its beauty is to follow the lead of the locals and get out onto the water. If you don’t own your own nautical vessel, not to worry, a two-hour Hornblower Harbor Cruise is a great option to enjoy the water and soak up some sun. Bring your sunglasses, a camera, binoculars and a windbreaker… Read More

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Hawaii’s Angels of the Sea

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One of the top attractions of the Hawaiian Islands is the spectacular natural setting: breathtaking coasts and cliffs, awe-inspiring waterfalls and active volcanoes, and one of the most unique eco-systems in the world. The Pacific ocean waters surrounding the chain of islands formed millions of years ago by erupting volcanoes – that are still adding land today on the Big Island – are filled with diverse life including green sea… Read More

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