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    Anyone been to Portland? Planning a trip around the US later this year. I've been to the states a few times before, but never to Portland - so any tips appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by keychainsandsnowstorms View Post
    Anyone been to Portland? Planning a trip around the US later this year. I've been to the states a few times before, but never to Portland - so any tips appreciated
    Excellent food trucks, a used book store that takes up an entire city block, bacon doughnut. Really, what more can you WANT?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer808 View Post
    Excellent food trucks, a used book store that takes up an entire city block, bacon doughnut. Really, what more can you WANT?!
    mmm delicious book store....perfect thanks, adding that to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by keychainsandsnowstorms View Post
    mmm delicious book store....perfect thanks, adding that to the list
    I'd suggest you a hike around the Mt. Hood area, this one is good if you go in the summer: http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide....ine_Lodge_Hike

    There's quite a few breweries in town, I'd recommend Lucky Labrador or Rogue.

    If you go in the summer you could also catch a soccer game, the Timbers have one of the best soccer followings in the nation (2nd best I'd say, the first one being the Seattle Sounders' fanbase). Even if you don't like soccer, it'd be riveting to watch the PNW soccer atmosphere. And tickets for that shouldn't be prohibitively expensive. The Tillamook cheese factory is also nearby. And Oregon is also wine country, you could do a wine-tasting tour.
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    I would recommend Berlin, if you like alternative culture, drinking (alcohol unbelievably cheap), food (fresh, massive portions, lots of bakeries) and history. Also easy to get around on U-S Bahn train system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss k bee View Post
    I would recommend Berlin, if you like alternative culture, drinking (alcohol unbelievably cheap), food (fresh, massive portions, lots of bakeries) and history. Also easy to get around on U-S Bahn train system.
    I love Berlin, I've been a few times now and everything you say is true. Very cheap for a capital city with plenty to do.

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    Going to Puerto Rico next week, Palm Springs in April, NYC in May. Vienna and Prague in June. Charmed life- it's about dam time.

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    Anyone know any good second hand CD/vinyl shops in Tokyo?

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    I really enjoyed Prague. Vienna, meh - I guess I never got out of the tourist area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icklekitty View Post
    This year: Sweden, Birmingham (lol), Cardiff, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Paris, Lake Garda, Lille, Rennes, Paris.
    Fixed for accuracy.

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    Looking for bar/food/whatever-else-is-fun recommendations in Fort Worth, Memphis, New Orleans, New York (where I'll be seeing @Sarah K *excite*) and Austin!

    Ty in advance. And always keen to catch up for a drink if anyones keen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ophelia_ View Post
    Looking for bar/food/whatever-else-is-fun recommendations in Fort Worth, Memphis, New Orleans, New York (where I'll be seeing @Sarah K *excite*) and Austin!

    Ty in advance. And always keen to catch up for a drink if anyones keen!
    wish you were coming to chicago

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    wish you were coming to chicago
    Me too! It's even worse because NIN are playing there like 10 days before I arrive in the States. Rude, Trent... You could have announced that a bit earlier, lol.

    But I have a feeling that I will be back soon.. (not TR "soon" either) So next time

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    I can't find a thread for the west or west coast and I didn't want to make one just in case I missed it, so I'm here...


    *drum roll*


    I'm strongly considering moving to Arizona. Tempe initially. Pretty soon.

    I'd be coming from Ohio. Keep in mind I've lived in California before (2010-2012), and I've been to Arizona a good amount of times throughout my life.

    Sure, I've seen some bits on city-data about Tempe and AZ, but I want to see what ETS has on it.

    Thanks!
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    Not going anywhere on the holiday. Trying to finish that new Dan Brown book. I've also been procrastinating in my art and music. I left another forum because no one really cared about me and I always got left out of polls and popularity threads. I was gone for 2 weeks and I noticed a thread about where was someone else. Not surprised. I should have time for other things now.

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    Anyone have any recommendations for Indianapolis? I've got a day to spend there with the wife and we're not really into NASCAR. Looking for anything unique or quirky, especially around the Fountain Square area. Good places to eat?

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    Going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Never been, but also not super interested in doing basic ass touristy shit. Anyone from the area have any good suggestions of things to see or do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Never been, but also not super interested in doing basic ass touristy shit. Anyone from the area have any good suggestions of things to see or do?
    get turned into a vampire!

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    I’m still recovering from a road trip... Cruise to Carribean, Austin, Vegas, Grand Canyon... I just wanna watch tv

    we haven’t moved to Colorado yet, so luckily, parents are 30 mins away for holiday times

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    Going to visit my mom for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Ft Myers Beach. It’s a nice place minus the horde of Trump supporters. Thankfully, neither my mom nor her husband are MAGA chuds; they like Bernie so I must’ve done something right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Never been, but also not super interested in doing basic ass touristy shit. Anyone from the area have any good suggestions of things to see or do?
    I'm not from there but I visited for a long weekend a few years back and did most of the touristy stuff. The zoo / aquarium, swamp tour to see gators, cemetery tour, ghost tour, river boat on the Mississippi, etc. Again, the tourist stuff, but here were the highlights I had with my wife:

    * Café Du Monde for beignets. They deserves their place on all those lists of things to do because they're damn tasty. There's one just a short walk from Jackson Square which is a nice iconic spot.

    * New Orleans School of Cooking class. Learn how to make a few native dishes and take the recipe home. A good date type of activity if you're going with someone else. The teacher was personable and has his own cooking show on PBS. I actually just made the artichoke shrimp soup I learned from there the other night.

    * The zoo and aquarium were both alright, but I would put the Audubon Insectarium above them (if you're into these types of attractions).

    * You're basically obligated to say that you visited Bourbon street, but after a few minutes of it and seeing some street performers (and pan handlers, pro tip: if anyone tries to bet they can guess where you got your shoes the answer is "on my feet") it's just not necessary. Frenchmen Street offers a much more authentic experience, lots of chill bars and clubs with music and local bands with impromptu street corner performances.

    * Mardi Gras World. This one is definitely touristy, but it's still pretty cool to walk through a massive warehouse packed with floats and Mardi Gras figurines.

    I found it fun there and would definitely go back. If I had more time maybe would've taken the drive out to the Oak Alley plantation (you'd recognize the striking canopied driveway from some movies). Your mileage may vary, but have a good time!

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    Just came back from Squam Lake, New Hampshire. Really nice place if you want to just get away, peace & quiet, and do some easy hikes.

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    Thanksgiving and Christmas will always be among my favorite holidays, but I still can't seem to stop associating traveling with July and August and just the summer altogether even long after graduating high school. The idea of traveling in spring, autumn and winter is still new/foreign to me, even if I've done that before.

    In most cases though, it'll either be Canada or the Philippines due to my family. I also must admit that I have enjoyed visiting Canada (Alberta -Forgot the exact locations aside from Calgary.- and Toronto a lot. It's a nice break from the New York City environment. As for the Philippines, it just depends on what parts I'm visiting, but I had some places I liked there too, mostly in Manila and Iloilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Going to New Orleans in a couple of weeks. Never been, but also not super interested in doing basic ass touristy shit. Anyone from the area have any good suggestions of things to see or do?

    Go see Little Freddie King if he has any dates while you are there. The man is a god damned loving local legend and just plain rips it, every single time. It’s fucking impressive.

    Preservation Hall is a must.

    I can post a bunch of restaurant reccos if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentient02970 View Post
    Oh sure, just skip Vermont, I see how you are

    Me? Company doesn't send us on trips like it used to. All my traveling seems to be recreational (running related).

    Next year I plan my first trip to Austin to see my niece and run this for the first time. So psyched for that.

    I'll likely go back to Philadelphia again next November to do that marathon but may add in DC for Marine Corps Marathon.

    Outside of running, I so want to head back to Montana to do some more Glacier National Park hikes, camping and bear dodging. Love that place...if I ever stop having to work I want spend the rest of my life there.
    Wow, nice route. I love recreational trips though, everything involving long hikes. Vermont is a great place though, Never been to Austin, but been in Philadelphia and Montana, Glacier National Park is worth visiting. I'm planning to visit North Cascades National Park next year. Yay! I'm packing my backpack according to this article, you should check it if you're planning to go there too.

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