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The Portland Arts Scene

It is no secret that Portland, Oregon is a hub of conservation-minded citizens and businesses. Dubbed “the city of makers,” Portland supports the creative talents of self-made artists who upcycle and recycle the most unusual items into innovative, stylish and luxury products. When I first perused the dozens of independent shops in downtown Portland between…

7 Questions to Ask Before Your First Cruise

Cruises are basically baptism by fire. You figure things out as you go, except your cabin hallway – that is something that you pretty much never figure out until the last day on the ship. It is best to get as many questions answered ahead of time as possible to make most of your trip. Just think, next time you will know the ropes!

How to Combat the 5 Most Common Ailments on Long Flights

How to Combat the 5 Most Common Ailments on Long Flights Traveling is tough on the body. Achy muscles, nausea, dehydration and a host of other flight-induced ailments can greatly and negatively impact your trip. Here are 5 of the most common issues caused by long flights and some tried and true tricks to combat…

How to Hire a Vacation House Sitter

Hiring a house sitter while you are on vacation is one way to make sure your belongs stay safe and your home details, like watering plants, are taken care of. If you have never hired a house sitter you may not know where to start.

4 Things to Know About Foreign Food

Getting past the uncertainty of foreign food can be tricky, especially if local ingredients do not suit your digestive system. Knowing a few basics when it comes to foreign food will help prepare for your next international trip.


U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State provides a current listing of travel warnings throughout the globe with details about specific threats and locations. A great resource to check out before travelling.

U.S. Travel Association

The U.S. Travel Association is a respected resource in the travel industry keeping the pulse of the state of affairs when it comes to safety, economy and trends. The is a valuable resource for travel industry information.

World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is the global entity responsible for establishing health guidelines and providing health warnings and information for the United Nations.

Travel Daily News International

Travel Daily News International is a compilation of news and information for travel professionals.

World travel Watch

World Travel Watch reports information about safety issues for travelers around the world.