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Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Turks & Caicos archipelago. Tropical Paradise

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Turks & Caicos archipelago. Tropical Paradise

By Joyce Bates Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in […]

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Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Destination Wedding or Honeymoon: Luxury Beach Resorts in Jamaica, Exclusive report

| October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Destination Wedding or Honeymoon: Luxury Beach Resorts in Jamaica, Exclusive report

By Joyce Bates Flying into Jamaica to see all the renovations at the popular Sandals Resorts, which were done over a course of a few years, was worth the long layovers from the west coast. As we head into wedding and honeymoon season, here is a snap-shot of your next honeymoon destination or perhaps even […]

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Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Across Canada by train

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton and Beyond: Across Canada by train

By Joyce Bates A spectacular rail journey through the Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Northwest, combing exemplary service with stunning scenery. This train travels by daylight from April to October, offering an unforgettable experience in the Majestic Canadian Rockies. There are four routes to choose from: First Passage to the West: Vancouver to Banff/Lake Louise […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Japan, pick your season

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Japan, pick your season

With the prediction of the Cherry Blossoms blooming in Japan around March 24th, the estimated best viewing is forecasted to be around March 28 – April 8th. Japan tours and independent travel to Japan has been a popular destination request for 2018. And rightly so.. Dozens of convenient flights from the west coast and a […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Celebrations Around the World

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Celebrations Around the World

January 18 – 28:   Sundance Film Festival, Park City Utah Love film? This one’s for you. The largest independent film festival in the US, Sundance showcases the world’s most innovative films in a setting that’s truly inspiring as well. February 4:   Super Bowl LII, Minneapolis, Minnesota Experience the thrill and excitement of the 2017-18 NFL […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: What’s New on Maui?

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: What’s New on Maui?

The Island of Maui, also known as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala. It’s not surprising Maui has been voted “Best Island in […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: What’s New on Oahu?

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: What’s New on Oahu?

By Joyce Bates The Island of Oahu is brimming with fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can explore Hawaii’s special culture and iconic history, or choose from a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities to energize the spirit. Marvel at Hawaii’s amazing humpback whales on board a whale-watching boat. Truly a dedicated whale […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Cruise the Rhine River

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Cruise the Rhine River

A tribute to the queen of Europe’s great rivers, the captivating Rhine. Begin in the legendary city of Amsterdam, with its myriad canals and distinctive architecture. Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, the German university town of Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg. Conclude your journey with the optional visit to Switzerland’s snow-capped vistas, with scenic […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: 7 Days on a Boat! What Am I Going to Do?

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: 7 Days on a Boat! What Am I Going to Do?

20+ cruises later, my husband can’t wait to go on another ‘floating resort’. For many, the perfect vacation includes the nonstop fun and sun of a tropical resort-style cruise to the Caribbean where you can sample a variety of island cultures and cuisines while working on a terrific sun tan. Plus, many cruise lines create […]

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Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Portugal, Ranked Top 5 Most Peaceful Country in the World

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Travel Beaverton & Beyond: Portugal, Ranked Top 5 Most Peaceful Country in the World

For 2018 traveler’s considering a destination for next year or just want to complete their bucket list, this destination is HOT! It helps that the world’s appetite for a ‘safe country’ has grown in appeal, and Portugal is ranked among the top five most peaceful countries on the planet, according to the ‘2016 Global Peace […]

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