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Even Oregon’s Tourism Ads Have A Detached Sense Of Cool

<b>WHAT:</b> Eight 15-second tourism ads that take a decidedly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ approach to Oregon’s embarrassment of natural riches, with the tagline “We like it here. You might too.”<p><b>WHO:</b> Travel Oregon, Wieden+Kennedy Portland<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, is a hipster mecca, with a …

The 100 hottest restaurants in the US right now

To craft the list, OpenTable combed through more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified diners. Over 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were considered.<p>To make the cut, restaurants needed to have both high overall ratings and a strong rating in the …

Five Las Vegas hotels are raising resort fees, starting now

Las Vegas visitors may have to cough up a few bucks for their hotel rooms with word that resort fees are rising at five Caesars Entertainment properties on the Strip.<p>A Caesars executive confirmed Monday that, effective Tuesday, the resort fee will climb to $32 per room per day at Caesars Palace, …

Colorado's Ancient 8-Foot Fish Fossil Leaves Paleontologists Humbled

There's only three known specimens of the Rhinconichthys -- and one of them was discovered in Colorado.<p>This ancient fish was about 8 feet long, with …

El Niño Storms Unearth Ruins At San Francisco's Ocean Beach

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – El Niño storms this winter have revealed some long-lost history at a popular tourist spot in San Francisco.<p>At Ocean Beach …

Like to bike but hate traffic? Try this easy ride from the Cascades to Seattle

If you like biking, but you don't like riding in traffic, Bicycle Adventures' new Mountains to Sound bicycle tour in Washington state might be for you.<p>The five-day rails-to-trails tour uses former railway roadbeds on a route that follows part of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.<p>Riders average 25 miles …

Arch Canyon Trail

The Arch Canyon Trail is a great short hike combined with a scenic loop drive that ventures far back into remote canyons of the Ajo Mountains on the …

Hiking

New York Restaurants: Where to Go -- And Not

<i>Edible enlightenment from our eatery experts and colleagues Richard Nalley, Monie Begley and Randall Lane, as well as brothers Bob, Kip and Tim.</i><p><b>Cosme</b> <i><br>35 East 21st St. (Tel.: 212-913-9659)</i><br>Mexico City’s celebrity chef Enrique Olvera’s chic, cosmopolitan outpost in the Flatiron district deserves all …

Massive 2014 Colorado avalanche examined

On 25 May 2014, a rain-on-snow–induced rock avalanche occurred in the West Salt Creek valley on the northern flank of Grand Mesa in western Colorado …

Colorado Avalanche

29 Dining Etiquette Tips You Need To Know Before Your Next Vacation

Here's how not to be a rude tourist.<p>If you've clicked on this article, chances are you're a savvy world traveler. But unless you're a savvy world traveler <i>and</i> an etiquette expert, you likely don't know, say, where it's appropriate to add a tip to your bill in Europe or that it's rude to bring your …

Food & Dining

Historic Sign Welcoming Yosemite Visitors To Ahwahnee Hotel Stolen Before Name Changed

<i>The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park. ( James Irwin / cbsSF.com )</i><p>YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (KCBS/AP) — A historic sign welcoming visitors to …

The Best Coastal Perches for Whale Watching in Northern California

No matter how long we live in San Francisco, there are certain touristy activities we'll never give up—rowing boats on Stow Lake, playing video games …

25 Grand Facts About West Virginia

John Denver knew a thing or two about the Mountain State when he crooned about its country roads. But there’s a lot more to West Virginia than rural …

Acclaimed South American Chef Brings Fire and Flavor to U.S.

MIAMI, FL --You imagine you’ll know the moment chef Francis Mallmann arrives in your city - maybe the shadow of flickering flames will light up the night or the pleasantly acrid scent of burning <i>quebracho</i> hardwood will fill the air. The acclaimed Latin American chef known for his dramatic open-fire …

'Is the snow cold at my ski resort?' Travel agents reveal the most amusing or bizarre questions they've ever been asked by holidaymakers

• <b>A traveller asked staff to help him carry 'adult material' into a holiday home</b>• <b><br>One man said his sons could stand if there weren't enough seats on a</b> …

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Southwest flyers, you can fly anywhere in the U.S. for as cheap as $49

Hopefully you’ve got some exciting travel plans on your agenda for the next few months, because you’re about to save some serious cash on flights. If …

Southwest Airlines

10 Remarkable (Free!) Vintage Posters from the Library of Congress

Thanks to the Instagram feed of local artist Marc Pekala (@marcsart_) we took a deep dive into the Library of Congress’ digital print collection this …

All in the Details: Disney Springs Water Tower Raised

In this week’s “All in the Details,” we’re sharing some of the first photos of Disney Springs’ new signature water tower that was installed over the …

Amtrak’s Coast Starlight: America’s most beautiful train ride?

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Back in the 1940s, the Southern Pacific Railroad described its Coast Daylight between Los Angeles and San Francisco as “one of America’s most beautiful train rides.” It still is.<p>Rebranded by Amtrak, the Coast Starlight leaves Union Station in Los Angeles at 10:10 each morning. …

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You Don't Have a Procrastination Problem, You Have an Impulsivity Problem

Procrastination is like bad signal or crappy Wi-Fi. Everyone deals with it, but most of us don’t understand how it works. Here’s the key: It’s not …

Move Over Austin, San Antonio Is Where It's Really At

The historical city is cooler than you think.<p>These days, whenever someone mentions they're visiting Texas, there's one city that comes to mind: Austin. As the state's capital, Austin is definitely an epicenter for culture (hello SXSW), history and amazing, delicious, wonderful food.<p>Although Austin …

27 Backpacks For Actual Adults

Pack it up, pack it in.

San Francisco dubbed best American city for high quality of life

Here are the 15 best cities for expats worldwide<p>Thinking about skipping town for international waters? It's a big decision, and not one that should be made without a few things in mind.<p>For starters, you'll need to consider the cost of living, prospective job opportunities, and of course, a lot …

Watch a Young Barack Obama Review a Chicago Restaurant on TV

You wouldn’t expect to see the ruler of the free world on a local PBS food show discussing catfish and fried tomatoes, but now you can.<p>You might not expect to see the ruler of the free world on a local PBS food show discussing catfish and fried tomatoes, but now you can. In an old clip from a show …

Here's the Best Time to Book a Plane Ticket

Remember this number to get a deal worth bragging about.<p>If you're in midst of planning a romantic getaway (or, let's be honest, non-exciting plans to go see the in-laws when the kids are out of school), you might wanna consider putting this magic number in your iCalendar right now: 54.<p>Why 54, you …

Key West

Skiing Southern Colorado’s Powder Highway

The world is a swirling snow globe as I drive over Red Mountain Pass en route from Silverton to Telluride on day three of the Southern Colorado Powder Highway. Hands gripped to the steering wheel, I lean forward and squint, struggling to discern where the snow-coated hairpins blur to sheer drops. …

Skiing

How rail is challenging air travel’s supremacy

Online travel agencies (OTAs) have always focused on meeting traveller needs through air travel. However the consolidation of the European rail …