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Featured Travel Reviews

Rogue Pearl Public House, Portland

I've been drinking Rogue as my special occasion beer for a couple of years now and it's become one of my favorite breweries. But I don't live near a physical pub, so to be able to visit the Rogue Pearl Public House in Portland was a thrill. It did not disappoint, in...

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6 Best Places to Eat & Drink in Lincoln City, Oregon Coast

Lincoln City has some of the best food on the Oregon Coast. I was not expecting to be so wowed by the food, it was a wonderful surprise and we will be talking about specific meals for years to come. We ate a lot of seafood there because it's a coastal town and it just...

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Top 6 Things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon Coast

Lincoln City is one of those places that surprises you. It's only seven miles long and a quarter of a mile wide with a population of just 8700, but it's packed with unexpected delights. Most people encounter Lincoln City while they are driving the 101 along the Oregon...

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Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver BC

Granville Island Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Vancouver BC, situated on False Creek. Vancouver is one of my favorite cities in the world. It's immaculately clean, safe, walkable, and aesthetically over the top gorgeous. One of my favorite things to do when I...

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Garden of the Gods Club & Resort, Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is the ultimate Colorado Springs destination if you are seeking peace and luxury. It radiates calm vibes and well being. You feel the magnitude of your surroundings amongst red rocks and mountains, the comfort of luxurious...

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River Rafting with Cascade Raft & Kayak, Idaho

It's been a long time since I went river rafting. The last time (apart from a gentle float on the Rio Grande in Taos) was ages ago on the Colorado River and I swore I'd never do it again. It was a harrowing ride down the white swirling river, I don't even remember the...

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The Crawford Hotel, Denver

The Crawford Hotel in Denver's Union Station offers one of a kind accommodations that will make anyone who loves train travel giddy with delight. I haven't been on the Orient Express yet (I can dream), but The Crawford embraces the wonder and mystique of luxury train...

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Four Seasons Seattle

Four Seasons Seattle is a beautiful oasis in the heart of downtown Seattle, just a couple of blocks from Pikes Place Market. A sparkling turquoise pool, panoramic views of Elliot Bay and Puget Sound and easy access to local attractions make it an excellent choice for...

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Mountain Standard, Vail

Mountain Standard is a relaxed and rustic fine dining restaurant with a creative menu and a wonderful creekside indoor-outdoor atmosphere. Flowers, the water, mountains and bistro lights create the perfect mood, and the food is fantastic. With quality ingredients,...

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Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station is a 150 year old icon, the city's ground transportation hub, and my favorite Denver landmark. I'm enamored by train travel, and Union Station for train enthusiasts is nirvana. It's simultaneously glamorous and functional. Formal and relaxed. It's...

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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sedona is one of those places that feels special just by virtue of standing there. Maybe it has to do with all the Vortexes or the collective consciousness there, because every single local I spoke to had a story and every one of them felt reverence for the place....

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Northern Lights in Iceland with SuperJeep

Iceland’s lunar landscapes are mentioned in every guidebook. People talk about the terrain feeling like another planet, but I think it’s equally the lighting. The sky in Iceland is otherworldly. Blues, purples, oranges and yellows throughout the day are hypnotic. I...

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The Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich

Brace yourself for unparalleled luxury. The Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich is divine. If you go to the Dolder Grand, you must allow at least two days to marinate in this incredible atmosphere. It’s a soul-feeding destination in itself. A fascinating combination of a...

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The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich

The Dolder Grand Spa has to be the best spa experience I've ever had. And that is saying something, because I’ve been to some amazing spas. But this one is special. I also had one of my very best spa treatments here. The Dolder Grand Spa is ultra modern and so...

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Clouds: Zurich’s Restaurant in the Sky

Clouds is a restaurant, bar, and bistro located in Zurich’s tallest building, the Prime Tower. It offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city so you can enjoy food and cocktails while taking in the best views in town. It's a relatively new building, and...

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SuperJeep Tour: South Iceland

If you only have a couple of days in Iceland (as many people do, due to Icelandair's famous stopovers), there is one thing you have to do--go on a SuperJeep Tour. Hands down one of the best things I've ever done.    My first tour with was the South Iceland SuperJeep...

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