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McMenamin's Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, Oregon

McMenamin’s Has Cornered the Weird and Wonderful Hotel Category

Ask anyone who lives in Portland, or Seattle, and they'll probably know what the name McMenamin stands for.  It's two ...
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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta is Full of Festivals This Summer

Festival season is in full-spring in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Go down south to the Peach State to embrace some ...
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Hyatt resort near Fort Myers

Most Loyalty Rewards Programs Are Really Only for Road Warriors

A recent travel trade article on airline and hotel reward loyalty rewards programs pointed out a clear trend: for most ...
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Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels In The World

Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels In The World

When comparing high-end hotels around the globe, there's luxury and then there’s luxury. This week's Travel Tip Tuesday explores the ...
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Jazz musicians in New Orleans. Ann Banks photo.

New Orlean’s Jazz Fest Is a Great Reason to Visit The Big Easy

Time to start planning for Jazz and Heritage Fest which is just around the corner, so why not head down ...
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airlines don't deserve loyalty

Why Convertible Reward Points Are Better Than Airline Miles

In case you haven't noticed, the U.S. airlines don't care much about you as a customer. Even the people who ...
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30+ hotel brands to keep track of with Marriott

Can We Really Keep Up With All These Hotel Brands?

Quick - if you have 30,000 Starwood or Marriott points, at which of their brands can you probably stay one ...
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Portlandia, the female symbol of the city of Portland, atop a downtown building.

Portland, Oregon: A City of Bikers, Transit Lovers and Artists

Portland, Oregon, is a city that gets quite a bit of good buzz.  Perhaps that's because of where I live, ...
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Tampa Bay beach resort

The Hotel Zones of Tampa Bay, Florida

Tampa Bay's airport is often filled with families and couples on a getaway trip to sun and fun in Florida ...
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earning loyalty points Las Vegas

Rewards Points Battle: PointsHound vs. Bonwi

Who is going to get you to a free flight faster: PointsHound or Bonwi? We say the best way to ...
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