Mike Donahue

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The 10 Most Beautiful Spring Hikes In Oregon

These are my top spring hikes. If you haven't seen the movie Wild yet, then you probably have no idea that one of these breathtakingly beautiful hikes is used in the background during a scene in the movie. It comes as no surprise to me, being my all-time second favorite hike in Oregon.<p>1. Abiqua …

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33 More Places for Your Bucket List

We asked and Budget Travel readers answered! From Iceland to Machu Picchu, these are the top spots our audience can't wait to visit.

17 places Coloradans would rather keep to themselves

Colorado has some of the sweetest wilderness areas, ski towns, rivers, and just diversity of terrain in the country. Over 60 million visitors flock …

The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means to get from point a to point b. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

What you have to earn to be rich in cities across the US

Being rich may be a state of mind, but it’s also a factor of location. In the US, the amount you have to earn to be in the top 5% of earners in a city varies widely depending on where you live.<p>In San Francisco, for example, a top-5% earner makes $423,171 per year according to 2013 US census data, …

The Coolest Cave Rooms in Cappadocia

When visiting the Anatolian Region of Turkey, it's a requirement, in our opinion, to head to Cappadocia. Thanks to erosion and volcanic eruption …

15 Things Never to Say to an Austinite

Start your morning with the most important taco of the day, and other solid advice for those headed to Austin for SXSW this month.<p><i>By Eric Hausken for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>ᅡᅠ<p>Start your morning with the most important taco of the day, and other solid advice for those headed to Austin for SXSW this …

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27 Perfect Places to Go Camping

For natural beauty, solitude, and just plain fun, you can't beat the classic family camping trip. From the Florida Keys to the beaches of Cambodia, …

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p><i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead …

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8 Hip Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard Of -- But Will Love

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting and airline-quality breakfasts, have …

Digital Photographer

10 Fun Whistler Winter Activities Other Than Skiing

This resort town 90 minutes north of Vancouver has so much more to offer, even if your idea of a good time doesn't involve a single minute in ski boots.<p>Most people associate Whistler with skiing, and rightly so as it's one of the top ski destinations on the west coast, but this resort town 90 …

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The World's 5 Craziest Airport Runways

That moment when the landing gear begins to rumble, the pilot signals for the cabin crew to strap in, and the fuselage of the plane begins to drop between the clouds towards the glowing runways in the distance, is arguably one of the most nerve-wracking of flying overall.<p>That moment when the …

Mount Everest

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Just having completed my trip of the lower Mississippi -- New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Nottoway Plantation -- and returning to New Orleans, I had to write immediately about my trip.<p>Did you know that you could cruise for nine days on the "Mighty …

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Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are out there to help. Here's our …

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.<p>It's painstaking performance art, in two dimensions. Artists spend two or three days, on …

Florida

5 Ways To Save On Spring Break

School kids all over the country have started counting the days to their spring break holiday -- a week of vacation that can fall anywhere between mid-March and late April. For parents, it's time to start planning a family getaway.<p><i>Williamsburg, Virginia (Flickr: Tobyotter)</i><p>School kids all over the …

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You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

1. If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, drinking and all-round revelry. Set on a wide bay, it's a crescent of sand studded with sun beds and backed by restaurants, bars and clubs<p><i>By the Editors of Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler</i><p>…

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Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea.<p><b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian …

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15 Best Beach Getaways for 2015

No two beach vacations are exactly the same. Some travelers want sun during the day, and a trendy, urban scene to explore by night; others want deserted islands offering peace and quiet. Fortunately, there's no shortage of stunning beaches around the world to choose from, but which ones are the …

Travel Guides

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

I wanted to give the tool a try to see how well it would serve as a guide when the Internet has betrayed me. To my surprise, OK Maps is remarkably easy to use. The only major downside I found was that saved maps are well, just maps: raw, downright simple maps.<p>Guess what! Google Maps has a hidden …

Maps

"Secret Menus" of America's Favorite Fast Food Joints

Clickless in Ephesus: How I Missed (What's left of) the Wonder of Wonders

I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus. Actually, I didn't know much about this spot on the Turkish coast before our cruise ship stopped at the port of Kusadasi, from which it's a half-hour bus ride to the ruins.<p>I took a whole bunch of pictures at the old …

Cruise Ships

World's Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2015

Romance means different things to different couples, leading to a diverse range of honeymoon offerings, so it's important to choose the right destination. After all, that's the best way to keep the afterglow of a lovely wedding alive.<p>Romance means different things to different couples, leading to a …

Travel Guides

The Craziest Places to Stay on Vacation

Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly unique abode. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>Sure, you can always book a hotel or an Airbnb rental, but there will come a time when you might want to shack up in a truly …

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25 Most Beautiful Cities in America

Sure, the U.S. is home to spacious skies and shining seas, but it also boasts some of the world's most gorgeous cities. From New England to the …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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And the World's Best Destination Is…

Istanbul is the world's best destination, according to a list released Tuesday by TripAdvisor.<p>The website's sixth annual Travelers' Choice awards pulled user reviews and ratings from the past year to determine the best places to visit. Istanbul snagged the top global spot this year, followed by …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

Travel<p>From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 …