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Mobile the Beautiful

Mobile the Beautiful

I’ll bet you love your hometown, dontcha? Even if you’re one of those types that moved away from your hometown specifically because, most likely in your teens or twenties, you managed to solidify some sort of boredom or even abhorrence of that setting, you...
Top 10 Off-Beat Portland Sights

Top 10 Off-Beat Portland Sights

Portland is an off-beat kinda place. Its a city that long ago adopted the unofficial mantra “Keep Portland Weird.” In honor of the city’s “weird” spirit, we present for your consideration Portland’s Top 10 Off-Beat Sights. These are...
Amtrak Train Ride: A Review

Amtrak Train Ride: A Review

If you’re anything like me, perhaps you’ve fantasized about what it would be like to take a train ride. Having watched classic Hollywood films from the Golden Age of film and read books like ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ I possessed a somewhat...
Book Review : The Lost City of the Monkey God

Book Review : The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston I am the sort of traveler that always has a carry-on full of books. I trade them out for different ones all the time whether I have read all of the previous ones or not. I am a bibliophile to an extreme degree and...
A Visit to the Portland Art Museum

A Visit to the Portland Art Museum

Don’t you love a nice, relaxing visit to the art museum? It’s a perfect rainy-day activity and for Portland, with its tendency towards humidity and fairly frequent precipitation, this is an important option to have in your back-pocket for when it...
Seattle’s Iconic Smith Tower

Seattle’s Iconic Smith Tower

The Seattle skyline is one that has dominated many movies and television shows. Amidst its notable and iconic structures, the first that may come to mind are the Space Needle – with its distinct silhouette – or perhaps the Columbia tower, rising up as the...