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Small Ship Cruise UnCruise Rivers of Adventure

If you’ve seen the movie Wild or read Sheryl Strayed’s book, you know about the Bridge of the Gods. It’s a steel truss cantilever bridge that connects Washington and Oregon via the Columbia River, between Cascade Locks, Oregon. On a recent small ship cruise, we sailed under that very bridge. It was our last night …

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Fishing with Morrisons Rogue Wilderness Adventures

His powerful arms grabbed firmly on the oars of the aluminum drift boat as he settled himself into position to slide through the rapids, some strewn with boulders the size of a Mini Cooper.  “Center yourself and hold on,” warned our river guide Zach Hancock. “It’s about to get splashy!” he said with a wink. …

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Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton Opens in Greater Portland

I may not be a tech-savvy millennial, but I understand the Aloft Hotel appeal. Millennials spend slightly less on travel than my baby-boomer generation, but I think we are in agreement that both age groups appreciate customized experiences, combined with digital convenience. I like free Wi-Fi as much as the 18 to 34-year-olds, and I’m …

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