The city of Salem, Oregon sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The city is just under 50 miles from Portland. Salem is not only picturesque but has plenty of fun activities for the whole family, too. Here are the must-sees and must-dos, whether you’re there for a day or a week.
While the east coast seems to have the corner of the market on quaint historic towns, those in the Pacific Northwest are home to a hidden small gem of their own. Jacksonville, Oregon, was originally a gold mining town back in the 1850’s. It then continued to gain prominence until the railroad pushed many to leave. However, much of the city is preserved as a National Historic Landmark. And this is a convenient location for those seeking a quiet adventure.
If you’ve never experienced riding in a hot air balloon, you’re really missing out! There’s really no better way to experience the beauty of the world than being up close in person on a hot air balloon. To some, it may seem a little scary. We don’t blame you for feeling that way – it can be frightening to be in one, but once you’re there you won’t regret it. If you’re thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, why not do it in some of the best destinations in America? Read on to see just where that is…
Aaaaaah, food trucks. Who doesn’t love ’em? The variety of cuisine on top of that special “food truck” flavor is the thing that makes foodies fall in love. You see them parked on the side of the street and if you’re really into it, you may have even attended a food truck festival in your city. Although the food truck craze has been a thing for a few years now, there are some cities that take in the culture a bit more than others. Check below to see if your city is one of the best food truck cities in America.
For many, Nevada is all about the bright lights and casinos of cities like Las Vegas and Reno. However, there is another part of Nevada that most people don’t often take the time to experience; the natural side of the state.
There are a number of parks and reserves both completely within the state and touching its borders, but one beautiful (and recently added) gem is the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Created only in 2014, and run by theBureau of Land Management (BLM), it covers just over 24,000 acres of varied terrain.
Halloween time is around the corner and everyone’s getting ready for the season. Some go trick-or-treating, quite a few party, and some others prefer to experience “haunted” and scary attractions. But there is rather a small percentage of adventurers that take things seriously and travel to truly haunted places.
There are some cities across the nation that are known for their scary past and their present ghosts. Throughout the years, witnesses have seen them wander in particular streets, hotels, houses, landmarks, and asylums.
These are the 10 most haunted cities to visit in America…if you dare.
While there are few thing in life as great as a week (or two) away from the office relaxing on vacation, many people don’t realize just how refreshing a weekend getaway can be.
Therefore, if you are short on vacation days, or just don’t have the ability to take a full week, break up the time you do have into a couple of long weekend stints. Having a three or four day mini-break can be incredibly fulfilling and lots of fun, plus you rarely need to travel too far from home.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the mecca of caving and exploring cave systems in the United States. Taking up an area of approximately 73 square miles, it features over 100 underground caves that are hidden beneath the Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico.
For people who’ve been able to visit Carlsbad Caverns, it’s not unusual for them to be so awed by the caves, that they want to find more places just like it. If you haven’t been there yet, but would love to check out some awesome caves and caverns, turns out there are lots of places around the country to explore, so we’ve got you covered too.
Here are five more places you’ll need to check out if you want to see more places like Carlsbad Caverns.
Let’s face it – we all love desserts! Whether it’s ice cream or cake, desserts are the best and there is just no denying that. During the hot summer months, there’s really nothing better than something sweet and ice cold to satisfy your taste buds. Although ice cream is the best, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up and go for something a little different – like gelato! What’s the big difference between ice cream and gelato, anyways? No major difference, just that gelato it’s a bit denser than ice cream and is served at a slight lower temperature, making it silkier and softer. So what are some of the best gelato spots in America? Read on to find out…
The beach may not be the first thing you associate with Oregon, but the state’s coast is simply beautiful. There are plenty of places to catch some rays that are perfect for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventure with friends!