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Tipping Hotel Housekeeping

Should you leave a tip? My answer is yes. This may not apply to business travelers staying in hotels that only cater to business travelers (you’re there on the company dime), but otherwise, yes. Some hotels provide envelopes daily to encourage tipping the service staff. How much to tip hotel housekeeping? How much should you…

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Visiting Boston in 24 hours or less

You only have one day to visit Boston? Let’s make the most of it. My travel partner and I recently returned from an amazing week in the Azores. Since we were departing from Boston Logan Airport and we were both flying in from the Pacific Northwest, we’d figure the safest (and most fun) bet would be…

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Visiting San Francisco

San Francisco: A Photo Essay San Francisco is the beautiful city by the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge is her crown jewel. Every wondered how the Golden Gate Bridge got its name? The beautiful orange bridge is named for the Golden Gate Strait, the narrow of water connecting the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. San…

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How to Visit Portland in 48 Hours

Traveling to Portland, Oregon with kids? Here’s what to see in Portland in only 2 days. It was Fall and the autumn leaves of Portland were calling my name. I piled the kids in the car and drove the six and a half hours from Boise to Portland. Portland is the perfect getaway in the Pacific Northwest, fairly close,…

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