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Best food trucks and street food in Portland, Oregon

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Looking for the best street food in Portland, Oregon? This article will have us spill our guts on what we think are the most innovative food carts that can be found on the streets of America’s funkiest city… Portland is a cool place with lots more than just food, here are some of the best things to do in Portland besides visiting these great food trucks.

1) Picnic

Want to satiate your craving for meat and cheese slabbed between two thick slices of bread? If so, you’ll want to make Picnic your first food truck stop in Portland.

With even simple dishes like the BLT having its ingredients sourced and created with care (the bread is homemade and the bacon comes from local pigs that have had their flesh marinated in honey and black pepper), you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise if you think y...

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Make 2016 the year you discover Charleston

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Looking to explore America this summer? Make this the year that you discover Charleston. A charming southern city that has stayed more or less the same since the Antebellum days, walking its streets are often an attraction in themselves.

If you are looking for a bit more to do than that. Be sure to add the following points of interest to your itinerary…

1) Stroll the City Market

With abundant fertile farmland surrounding Charleston, its no surprise that its City Market is the place to be on any given day.

With numerous gourmet food vendors, as well as many other artisans that deal in goods such as shoes, jewelry and the market’s signature craft (sweetgrass baskets), you’ll find it hard to leave the grounds without having made at least one impulse purchase.

2) Tour a plantation house

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First Timers Guide to Orlando

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Orlando is the city of fun. With over a dozen amusement parks at your disposal, great weather all year round, and genuinely friendly people, you can’t go wrong. If you are planning your first trip to Orlando, it can be a bit overwhelming at first. From the multitude of Disney theme parks to Universal Studios to The Holy Land adventure and more, you could spend a week exploring Orlando and not make it to every park. We have decided to help you out by giving you the rundown on the most popular parks in Orlando.

Walt Disney World

You have to start with the original, to be sure. Built back in the early 1970’s, Walt Disney World is a playground designed to feed young imaginations. Home to many of your favorite childhood characters, you can’t go wrong with a day or two here...

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Best countries to visit for art lovers

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If one of the things that you look forward to the most when traveling is seeing how different cultures express their innermost thoughts on canvas, then you will enjoy today’s post.

Below, we will reveal the best countries to visit for art lovers. From the grittiness of Colombia, to the Old World classics of Italy, there is much to love about the countries on this list…

1) Italy

A serious discussion on the best art destinations in the world simply can not be had without mentioning Italy first.

Home to some of the most creative minds in history, cities like Florence stand out, as being home to Michelangelo’s David (Galleria dell’ Accademia) and some of the finest pieces from Raphael and Rembrandt (Galleria degli Uffizi) has put it firmly on the global art map.

The Eternal City is a must ...

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Eating your way through the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio

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As you tour your way through Texas, you really begin to encounter its Hispanic influences in San Antonio. With a number of historic Spanish missions, those of Mexican descent have a long history in these parts.

This also makes this city a great place to sample their cuisine, as there are many authentic spots scattered all across town. In our opinion, the following joints on this list represent the very best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio…

1) Mama Margie’s (7335 S Zarzamora St)

The unpretentious nature of this 24 hour fast food style restaurant hides the brilliance that Mama Margie’s delivers to the hungry denizens of San Antonio. This is due to their practice of preparing food from fresh everyday, unlike thawing out frozen ingredients in lesser establishments. As a result, its drool-i...

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Ring in the New Year on Colorado’s Top Ski Slopes

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Winter is here! The ski slopes are starting to open and before we know it, ski season will be in full swing! As Christmas and New Years approach rapidly, many families are thinking about taking a ski vacation to ring in the holidays.

If your entire family enjoys getting up onto the mountain in the morning and sipping hot chocolate by the fire in the afternoon, there’s no better New Year’s ski destination than Colorado. With so many resort options at your disposal, you and your family should certainly consider renting a private ski lodge or chalet near one of the amazing resorts that Colorado ski country has to offer!

The problem, for many, is that Colorado simply presents so many options that it can be difficult to settle on one choice...

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Family Friendly Attractions Around Minnesota

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Minnesota’s natural beauty and pristine waters have earned it the nickname “Land of 10,000 Lakes” although there is more to the state than just its outdoor splendor. Its towns and cities are home to a variety of family friendly attractions, with the following being some of the best for parents and their kids to enjoy.

Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium offers the chance to get up close and personal with a wide variety of marine creatures. Exhibits such as Jellyfish Discovery and a 300ft long Ocean Tunnel allows visitors to get a view of some of the thousands of sea animals that live in the aquarium. There is so much more though, with snorkeling and scuba diving, overnight stays, and behind-the-scenes tours some of the experiences on offer...

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Iconic Statues Around The World That Are Worth The Trip

Throughout the course of human civilization, people have erected likenesses of themselves and those that they have idolized. These works of art aimed to grant a sense of immortality to these people, or to an ideal in which they valued strongly. Their beauty, their power and their message has served as an inspiration to travelers that have seen them in times past, leading to others to follow in their footsteps, seeking the same experience that their forebearers had.

Every region, every country, and every continent, no matter how young or old, has these monuments dedicated to their heroes, their leaders and embodiments of their collective beliefs...

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3 Whitewater Rivers You Need To Run This Summer

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While summer is now in full effect across much of the Northern Hemisphere, along with this much anticipated heat comes the unwelcome sensation that high humidity brings. Acting like a proverbial wet blanket that no amount of showers can clear away, the search for relief from this scourge can drive one mad.

If this is your predicament at the moment, might we kindly suggest a solution that won’t just provide relief, but will also stoke your need for adventure and fellowship with like-minded individuals? By taking to rushing rivers where cold spring water and melt water from snow and glaciers, you’ll get a full-fledged dose of cool, mixed in with a shot of adrenaline to boot!

In the coming months, hit up the following rivers if you haven’t done so already, and prepare for adventure that will...

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Historical Highlights of the American South

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In the 400+ years that America has existed, both as a colony of the British Empire and as a sovereign country, its history has been filled with tragedy and moments of triumph. Perhaps no place in the nation has seen more drama than the American South. Embroiled in the Revolutionary War in the late 1700’s, the latter stages of the war of 1812, and being centre stage for the American Civil War of the 1860’s, the South’s past is filled with reminders of conflict.

However, outstanding reminders of its beauty and the spirit and intelligence of its people can also be found throughout this intriguing land, making a trip based around historical exploration a fruitful endeavour...

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