Visit Oregon Releases New Guide for Relocating to Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Visit Oregon is one of the top travel and destination websites for those looking to explore and even relocate to Oregon. The site has developed a unique approach that gives Oregon visitors everything they need to plan their vacation and even buy their next home. And now, Visit Oregon has also launched a highly comprehensive free guide book to help potential real estate buyers/renters with relocating to Oregon. Find it here:

Michael Rose from Visit Oregon made an official press statement: “Here at, we have leveraged a highly integrative web technology to create a virtual platform that helps travelers from around the world discover the diverse beauty that Oregon has to offer. Our website has become a one-stop-shop for all things Oregon including the best travel and vacation information, photography locations, overnight lodging, real estate and, now, the

Read More

MICHELIN Guide Presents ‘Virtual Family Meal’ to Honor California Restaurants’ Creativity, Strength, Resilience

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The MICHELIN Guide paused the announcement of Stars, Bib Gourmands and Plates from the 2020 California selection. This decision was determined after speaking with chefs and listening to feedback from restaurants severely impacted by COVID-19 and tragic wildfires across the state.

“We know the restaurant industry still faces enormous challenges in getting back on its feet,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the MICHELIN Guides. “We are confident this will occur, as soon as health and safety protocols allow. Diners won’t lose their desire for great food; in fact, the importance of a shared meal has never been so present in our minds as it is at this time.”

The MICHELIN Guide will host an online gathering of support for California restaurants through a Virtual Family Meal on Oct. 27, 2020, at 4 p.m. PT. “Family meal” is a cherished tradition around the

Read More

Your guide to travel in London this Christmas

CHRISTMAS time traditionally means mistletoe and wine but also disruptions to public transport services.

Take a look at how to get around London with our festive travel guide.

Christmas Eve

  • A Saturday service will operate on the Tube and London Buses network with some exceptions.
  • The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will start at 5.30am but the last trains will be at Sunday timetable times at 11.30pm.
  • A weekday service will operate on the overground trains with last trains leaving at around 9pm.
  • On Tramlink there will be a Saturday service and there will also be a limited number of riverboat and Dial-a-Ride services.
  • A reduced UK service will be running from Victoria Coach Station with the last international departures leaving mid-morning.

Christmas Day

  • No services on the Tube, buses, DLR, trains and Tramlink and no services from Victoria Coach Station.
  • The Christmas Day Lunch Cruise service is the only riverboat
Read More

Life Upended: Owner of tour guide business left with no income

Life Upended. The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on our nation, and it has touched Staten Islanders in countless ways. In this series, reporter Tracey Porpora will share the stories of those who have been thrust into situations that were unimaginable just a few months ago — those who have seen their life completely upended. This is the nineteenth story of “Life Upended.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Heather Pastore, 45, owner of the Castleton Corners-based Manhattan Greeterz Walking Tours, found success offering unique excursions of Manhattan skyscrapers and monuments over the last five years.

Two of her most requested tours were of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, where she would reveal the transportation hub’s nine “secrets,” and a “9/11 downtown tour.”

In addition to her tourism company, Pastore, a Castleton Corners resident, had a successful private tutoring business for 25 years where she would give students private

Read More

A Tech CEO Suing His Guide Could Change Everest Travel

Thanks to the pandemic, Mount Everest has been quiet this year, with just a few climbs made from the Tibet side. But 2020 is still providing drama on the world’s highest peak. 

A March 27 lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zac Bookman, CEO of Silicon Valley’s OpenGov, alleges that Seattle-based guide Garrett Madison scuttled their September, 2019, Everest attempt because another of the expedition members was out of shape and quit the trip, which sapped Madison’s incentive to take his other clients to the summit. Additionally, Bookman and his attorney alleged in a January 21, 2020, letter that the Sherpas hired by Madison’s company, Madison Mountaineering, were, “clearly lazy and inefficient,” which may also have contributed to the cancellation. As a result, Bookman sued Madison for $100,000 for breach of contract and fraud.

Firing back, Madison’s countersuit, filed in August, states that the expedition was actually called off because a

Read More

A luxury travel guide to Ensenada, a beautiful coastal city on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Dreaming of a luxurious sunshine getaway in 2021? Then look no further than Ensenada – a pretty and diverse city that is located just 108 miles from the border with the USA, and hailed as the cosmopolitan cousin of hedonistic Tijuana. Here, you might feel as if you’re stuck somewhere between two countries, with English menus in US dollars a common site – but make no mistake, this culturally rich destination has got plenty to offer, and attracts everyone from cruise ship passengers and drive-by tourists from California, to mainland visitors, who mix seamlessly with the seasoned locals.

But while Mexican cuisine and culture is still evident here, you can also expect to find everything from authentic French food to tasteless American t-shirts at the many shops, cafes and restaurants that line the streets. Filled with unique landmarks and people from all walks of life, it’s a foodies’ delight, with

Read More

The Mallee: Book a tour guide set to inspire post-COVID visits | The Canberra Times

news, latest-news, mallee, book, travel

The Mallee is a region of northwestern Victoria. It occupies about 41,000 square kilometres between the Wimmera and Murray rivers. Michael “Booza” Robertson believes there is a boom time coming for the Mallee, with greenshoots already sprouting. The Patchewollock long-timer said pubs were re-opening, tourists were returning and city slickers were looking for greener rural pastures. “I was talking to a real estate friend and house inquiries for little towns like Patchy, Hopetoun, Ouyen are booming,” he said. “All the people in Melbourne just want to get out of the rat-race. So every cloud has a silver lining. “I think it will have a big impact on rural Victoria – it will benefit it enormously.” In recent weeks grey nomads and tourists have hit the road again and are heading out bush. They go in search of silo trails and nature. Enter a new book

Read More

Body Language Share ‘Travel Guide’ LP

Premiering on Glide, Brooklyn-based Body Language’s album Travel Guide is now out everywhere on Om Records.

Body Language Share 'Travel Guide' LP

Premiering on Glide, Brooklyn-based Body Language’s album Travel Guide is now out everywhere on Om Records. Shimmering, infectious, and playful tracks line the 10 song album, infused with elements ranging from R&B to trance-inducing rhythms. Glide praised the band’s pristine genre-melding, “combining the electronic innovations of Sudan Archives and the go-anywhere soul of Brittany Howard, the touchpoints are numerous. Body Language indeed creates their own musical mood swings over a virtuous mix of loops, beats and spot-on vocals.”

Travel Guide chronicles an itinerary in route through ten tracks of genre-bent psychedelic R&B. From writing the record on both coasts to slowly spreading themselves out beyond the limits of Brooklyn, NY, distance and wayfaring seem to hold no water to their force as writers, as they triumphantly deem this record to be their most collaborative

Read More

Kagoshima: Kyushu Travel Guide | JRailPass

Located in Kagoshima prefecture at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu, Kagoshima is the largest southernmost city on the main islands of Japan and is often considered the friendliest Japanese city for visitors.

Kagoshima has a long history as an important commercial port, especially during the medieval period and the Edo period from 1603–1868, is widely regarded as the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Japan. It was officially inaugurated as a city in 1889.

Due to the dramatic backdrop of Sakurajima, an active volcano located just across Kagoshima Bay, as well as its temperate climate, the city is often compared to Naples in Italy. The city, as well as the rest of Kagoshima prefecture, is well connected by public transport and is easy to access using the JR Pass.

How to get to Kagoshima

Bordering Kumamoto Prefecture to the north and Miyazaki Prefecture to the northeast,

Read More

The Washington Post has a great interactive guide for traveling safe during the holidays

a body of water with a city in the background: A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.

© Caleb Jones, Associated Press
A man sits on a nearly empty Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. After a summer marked by a surge of coronavirus cases in Hawaii, officials plan to reboot the tourism based economy later this month despite concerns about the state’s pre-travel testing program.

The Washington Post recently published an interactive guide for how to travel safely during the holidays this year.

The coronavirus pandemic will surely impact the way we travel. Some may not travel at all during the holidays. Others may be a little more interested in traveling across the country to see their family.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that traveling increases your risk of getting the novel coronavirus. Staying home remains the best way to stay safe from COVID-19.

The Washington Post helps you make sense of all the guidelines. Head over to the guide. You’ll

Read More