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Mobile the Beautiful

Mobile the Beautiful

“Your hometown is like a part of your family. Maybe its the crazy, wild aunt who is fun but parties a wee bit too much or it could be that grandparent who may be a little boring but has the coolest stories. There are things about them that you love about each one of them, and a few things that are harder to find as endearing. Well, maybe I’m being presumptuous about your feelings, but I definitely love my hometown.”

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Top 10 Off-Beat Portland Sights

Top 10 Off-Beat Portland Sights

“Portland is an off-beat kinda place, even having long echoed the unofficial city 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 the locations and attractions that are representative of the glorious weirdness that, to me, is part of the essence of this unique city. If you happen to be a bit off-beat yourself, wanna see Portland in all its finest oddity or if you’ve simply already plumbed all the more standard fare, consider checking out these sights for something a bit… different.”

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Amtrak Train Ride: A Review

Amtrak Train Ride: A Review

“I won’t tell you to skip out on taking an Amtrak train ride, in fact, if you’ve always wanted to, I highly encourage that you do so, but I will recommend that you start out with a shorter trip – just a day or two. My perception of the experience was definitely different due to the extended length of our particular transit. Try doing a section just from east, west or southern coast to Chicago or vice versa and find out for yourself what you think of the experience!”

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Book Review : The Lost City of the Monkey God

Book Review : The Lost City of the Monkey God

“The novel makes you think about some things we tend to forget about when we travel such as: preserving ancient places and not trying to take them back with us, catching travel bugs or diseases, and making sure we honor the cultures we visit. I believe these few tips are ones we don’t think to much of but make a huge impact if everyone ignores them.”

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A Visit to the Portland Art Museum

A Visit to the Portland Art Museum

” Museums are an often over-looked option for tourists, with each major city having a few and that constant availability being less exciting, perhaps, than the obviously unique sights. Nevertheless, there is a wealth of uniqueness here in the invaluable experience and one-of-a-kind pieces you will only get a chance to view here at the PAM. Don’t miss out, because for less than $20 you can be inspired and educated in a way you won’t soon forget.”

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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 largest...

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An Evening in Seattle’s International District

An Evening in Seattle’s International District

“However, the I.D. also transcends even the value of its cultural wealth and history. It is also home to a vanishing element of the city, it is one of the few remaining areas that has managed to maintain these things. It seems to maintain a visage still aging gracefully, as the rest of the city’s neighborhoods succumb to innumerable “face lifts” and “makeovers”. The past can still be seen and appreciated here.”

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Monroeville Alabama, Going Home

Monroeville Alabama, Going Home

“There truly is no place like home. And, even though it may take more than just a click of your hills to get there sometimes, its always there for you to rest, reset and re-center. For me, that place is Monroeville, Alabama.”

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