In search of the best hard cider: Portland, Oregon finds

Cider has become the new drink of choice. While once we tasted only beer and wine, in search of satisfying our preferences, now it is not unusual to attend a cider tasting or visit a cider in the Portland, Oregon area.

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End of an Era at PDX: Iconic Portland Airport Carpet Cult

PDX Carpet Selfie

How many people actually notice the flooring or carpeting in the airports they traverse? I can remember only one… the Portland Oregon airport carpet. And apparently, as the life of the carpet comes to an end, thousands of others are feeling nostalgic.

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Long Beach Peninsula of Washington: Kites and Cranberries

Cranberry Bog

There’s always something going on at the beach. Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, in the southwest portion of the state, was named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV. The Long Beach Peninsula offers visitors colorful shops, great locally sourced seafood, unusual museums, horseback… Read More

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Lighting up the “Open Sign” for waterfront business – a festival

Seattle Waterfront Ferris Wheel

In a collaborative effort, City of Seattle entities, non-profit organizations and Seattle Waterfront businesses are presenting The New Waterfront Festival on Oct. 4th, 2014 to increase awareness and gain continued consumer support for businesses during Seawall construction throughout the fall and winter of 2014/15. On October 1st, 2014, seawall construction is scheduled to start up… Read More

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As with Houdini, there is more to Appleton than you may know

Appleton's History Museum has a large Harry Houdini exhibit because the famed escape artist called Appleton his hometown

Appleton is a also a perfect stop on the way to the Packers’ Lambeau Field in Green Bay or when driving around Wisconsin to do fall color.

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Celebrate National Train Day in the Verde Valley of Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad

Once a year the Verde Canyon Railroad depot unites the entire Arizona Verde Valley in celebration of railroading. On National Train Day, Saturday May 10th, 2014, Verde Canyon Railroad applauds the important history of American railroads with an entertaining and educational event at their Clarkdale depot. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., this free event is fun for all ages; including exhibits and activities from local attractions and organizations. The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the John Bell Museum and the train’s vintage rail cars.

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