Wine, beaches, hiking, good eats like fresh Dungeness crab.
Now, that I’ve got your attention.. let’s dig into Oregon’s Central Coast…
The hop to Portland is an easy one for Bay Area folks. Most folks will fly into Portland. From there it takes about two hours to get to the Central Coast.
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Big cities have big name recognition with travelers, especially when planning a once-in-a-lifetime type trip to a destination like Europe. But getting out of town, and leaving those well-known cities behind, can come with big benefits.
Paris, London, Rome and Amsterdam. They’re all big cities, and even if you’ve never been, you tend to know a decent amount about them. Leave city limits – and all bets are off. But in Amsterdam, that’s a good thing.
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It’s that time of year again. Fall is here. Kids are back in school. Not ready to say goodbye to summer?
Just visit spots where you can make a splash and feel like it’s summer all year round.
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Camping is a summertime must-do for many folks.
The list of things to love about enjoying the great outdoors is long, but the preparation takes a great deal of work, and the roughing it part, basically that sleeping on the ground thing, rules out camping for a number of folks.
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The list of places to visit in the Caribbean is long. And it’s about to get even longer.
Island hopping has long been a thing. A fun thing. But if you’re the type of traveler who likes to go places off the beaten bath, the Caribbean probably hasn’t been on your radar. But good news, there still are spots where mass tourism isn’t the norm.
First stop, Nicaragua’s Corn Islands.
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I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve called the San Francisco Bay Area home, but I always get excited about planning a trip to Los Angeles. Southern California and Northern California may call the same state home, but it’s safe to say a bit of a rivalry exists. LA was where I spent my college days, and fell in love with summer-like weather that’s typical all year long.
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What do you look for when choosing a hotel for vacation? Price? Location? Choices seem to grow every day and it’s not just about the destination anymore. Hotels are cooking all sorts of ways to reel in guests.
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With the weather getting colder in many parts and the stress of the holidays kicking in, getting out of town might sound like a good idea right about now.
Luckily, long, sunny days are waiting in Cabo San Lucas..
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Think about your last vacation. How did you decide where you wanted to go? Was it the sun? The food? Or maybe some of the sights you’d see along the way?Traditionally, when it comes to traveling, it’s about the destination. But sometimes it’s the residents of a destination – the wild locals so to speak – that can make a trip.
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Nicknamed “The Garden Isle,” Kauai is known for lush, tropical foliage and beaches. It’s a great destination to have a relaxing vacation of doing nothing. That said, if you’ve got a sense of adventure, you can have a lot of fun seeing the best Kauai has to offer.
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