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Unusual Things To Do In Portland

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Sep 13, 2017 3:04:10 PM

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You should know that there’s a reason for the saying “Keep Portland Weird.” The city features some pretty wacky things… and you may just want to check these things out. To find out where the wild things are, carry some apps that will let you know about the interesting places, like Cool Cousin and Sidekix. It’s also a good idea to carry a portable wifi connection, so that you’ll be able to access these apps at any time. Here’s our list of five interesting and unusual things to see and do in Portland.

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Topics: Inbound Tourist, Young Backpacker

5 Things to Add to Your Backpacking Gear List

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Aug 31, 2017 12:07:18 PM

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Backpacking can be a fun and relaxing experience. However, it can come with its challenges, and it is a good idea to be prepared when it comes to gear. Here are some items that you'll want to add to your backpacking gear list: 

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Topics: Young Backpacker

5 Scenic Hiking Sites in Oregon

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Aug 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

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Topics: Young Backpacker

3 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Vacation

Posted by Dayamara Nieves on Aug 22, 2017 5:00:08 PM

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You have spent months, maybe even years, planning for what you hope to be, the best vacation yet. You’ve been counting down the days and hours, and the only thing you are expecting is that everything goes smoothly. You hope that you get to do everything on your itinerary, with minimal stress. Occasionally things go exactly as planned, but most times there are a few bumps on the road. While there is no way to guarantee nothing will go wrong, there are a few things you can do prior to your vacation that can help give you peace of mind that it won’t be terrible, and you will still enjoy yourself.

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Topics: Inbound Tourist

Mouth-Watering Must Eats In Portland

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Aug 17, 2017 11:19:08 AM

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Making a trip to Portland? If you're like most tourists, you'll want to make the most of your time and eat at the best places while you're there. There are some apps that will help with this, such as HappyCow, which lists vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and Trip Advisor, which contains many restaurant reviews and rankings. Make sure you have a good connection while traveling, so that you can access these apps anywhere. Here is our list of places to check out while you're in Portland.

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Topics: Inbound Tourist

5 Riveting Vacation Ideas for Thrill Seekers

Posted by Dayamara Nieves on Aug 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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When the word vacation is mentioned, most people think of leisure and relaxation, but for some, vacation is a time for living on the edge. If you are the latter, and are looking for a serious adrenaline pump, here is a list of five heart-racing, adventure-packed vacation ideas, perfect for any thrill seeker.

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Topics: Young Backpacker

5 Things You Should Know When Visiting Portland, Oregon

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

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Portland, Oregon is one of the most fun destinations in the U.S. The culture of Portland and the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest makes Portland a perfect, unique travel destination. If you're planning a trip to Portland for the first time, you’re probably not entirely sure what to expect. Here are five things you should know.

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Topics: Inbound Tourist, Young Backpacker

5 Best Backpacking Apps For Urban Exploring

Posted by Nadia Hibri on Jul 21, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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Topics: Inbound Tourist, Young Backpacker

4 Keys to Cultural Immersion

Posted by Dayamara Nieves on Jul 13, 2017 11:15:38 AM

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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This is an old saying that communicates the value of cultural immersion. Culture and cultural understanding is an important part of the way people think, behave, and experience the world. Culture is what often differentiates us as people, but when we indulge our curiosity and try to experience new cultures, it can become a powerful tool to bring us together. When we learn about other cultures, we may discover new possibilities, ways of thinking, and perspectives. Learning about different cultures also leads to respect, appreciation, and acceptance for others. Embracing different cultures is what empowers our world. Here are a few ways keys to effective cultural immersion. 

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Topics: Inbound Tourist, Young Backpacker

The Advantages of Backpacking with a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Posted by Dayamara Nieves on Jun 30, 2017 2:16:41 PM

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The general rule of thumb for backpacking is, pack as little as possible and only pack what you absolutely need. While there are many items that will probably be left behind, a Wi-Fi hotspot shouldn’t be one of them!

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Topics: Young Backpacker