Posts Tagged ‘outdoors’

September 11, 2013

5 Can’t-Miss European Castles

Researching and ranking European castles isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! Fly nonstop from Portland to Amsterdam and start your journey through history and architecture by way of these majestic estates.

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  1. July 19, 2013

    The Top 5 Reasons You Need to Climb Mt. Fuji

    After a short 10-hour flight flying nonstop from Portland to Tokyo, you arrive and are greeted with the sweet scent of a Japanese summer breeze. Peering 62 miles in the distance, you see it: Mt. Fuji.

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  2. July 12, 2013

    Jigokudani Yaen-Koen: Land of the Bathing Snow Monkey

    Jigokudani’s Yaen-Koen, roughly translated to ‘Hell’s Valley Monkey Park,’ is home to some 200 Japanese Macaques and we imagine that these furry fellows find it more like a heavenly retreat. A trip to Nagano would not be complete without observing the bathing Snow Monkeys.

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  3. June 28, 2013

    Hakone Open-Air Museum

    Fly nonstop from Portland to Tokyo and travel a few hours southwest by train and you’ll find one of Japan’s best treasures. Nature intersects art at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

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  4. January 4, 2013


    Wacky Winter Sports

    Ahh, winter.  It’s a time for sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, roasting chestnuts and generally keeping cozy indoors. Before you reach your afghan and slippers, however, know that there are other options for winter entertainment. Read more »

  5. July 31, 2012

    Li River, China

    Photo of the Week: A Slow River Journey

    Get out of the noise and bright lights of China’s cities to slow down along the Li River. Read more »

  6. July 17, 2012

    Interlaken countryside

    Photo of the Week: Switzerland's Perfect Pairing

    A perfect pairing of outdoor beauty and adventure, this week’s travel photo takes us to Switzerland’s playground, Interlaken – one town that is anything but neutral when it comes to adventure!

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  7. July 10, 2012

    Mont Blanc hike

    4 Trails in Europe Worth the Hike

    Don’t forget your hiking boots! Whether you want to get out for just a day hike or a multi-day challenging trail, consider these four hikes around Europe on your next trip to experience awe-inspiring landscapes. From strenuous climbs, to long distance walks and fun day jaunts, Europe’s footpaths lead to new adventures and amazing views year round.

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  8. July 3, 2012

    Hallstatt, Austria

    Photo of the Week: Song-filled Country Side

    The hills are alive with the sound of music with this week’s travel photo. Flying to the small town of Hallstatt, the rugged beauty of Austria echos back like a songbird at this lakeside town. Read more »

  9. June 11, 2012

    Delft, Netherlands

    3 Small Dutch Towns with Big Personalities

    Sometimes big cities are exactly what makes you want to go home when traveling. But they doesn’t have to be! Get out of the urban sprawl and its bustling business with these three quaint towns in the Netherlands for a quieter vacation that is still bustling with personality and charm. Read more »