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GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER SLEPT HERE. Nor, most likely, did your next-door neighbor, your boss, or your high school gym teacher. No, in our quest for the... Read More

cruisin' with mickey The long-anticipated Disney Magic set sail this summer, ushering in a new era of family-oriented cruises. The whimsical ship is a... Read More

"It's how many hours?" my mother wants to know when I tell her we'll be taking the train home to California for Christmas."About thirty-six from Seattle... Read More

1. PronghornBend, OregonSix hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis,... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best Vintage Movie Theaters.In the 1920s—back when people dressed up to see the latest Hollywood feature—movie palaces... Read More

See our slideshow of The Hottest Hotel Rooftop Bars.Take an outdoor rooftop pavilion, add a sleek, see-and-be-seen bar, a sparkling pool, and stellar... Read More

intoxicating retreat Les Sources de Caudalie takes its cue from the hills of Bordeaux. The 29-room hotel, which opened in July, is a spirited homage to... Read More

Make like Kerouac with Thomas Cook's On the Road series (Passport Books, $15.95 each). The subjects are popular destinations in the United States and... Read More

To get a sense of the vaunted "livability" of Portland, Oregon, you can visit the city's west side, with its flourishing downtown and leafy Park Blocks,... Read More

"I've spent three years retracing every step of Lewis and Clark's journey, from St. Louis to Astoria, Oregon, for a documentary about the explorers. In... Read More

The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South... Read More

Until recently, the Portland, Oregon, neighborhood of Lower Burnside was best known as an after-hours hangout for unsavory types. In the past few months... Read More

You can't miss the place—just look for the jumping-trout neon sign out front. The Weasku Inn has been asking in fishermen and others in search of... Read More

In a 1940 American Magazine article entitled "Camps of Crime," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover waged something of a war against motels, which he labeled "a... Read More

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH The trail: Fairyland Loop. Known for: Unparalleled views of hoodoos—brightly colored stone spires and pinnacles jutting... Read More

Relive memories of your childhood playhouse at a treetop hotel. No secret password required—just a reservation.OUT 'N' ABOUT Cave Junction, Oregon; 800... Read More

The blazing concrete jungle may seem to lack foliage, but look again. You can still find a shady patch of grass behind the skyscraper down the street.... Read More

Every year from February through October, 100,000 visitors descend upon Ashland, Oregon, just north of the California border, to catch back-to-back... Read More

The outer coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island is wild, rugged country, split by fjords and forested in pine and fir. Winter storms whip in from... Read More

Here, three fresh U.S. hotels. Bringing a modern flair to Portland, Oregon, is Hotel Lucia (877/225-1717; www.hotellucia.com; doubles from $115).... Read More

I haven't thought seriously about becoming a zookeeper since I was, perhaps, six. But when I was recently given the opportunity to trade in my regular... Read More

OregonThe mini-bars at Hotel Monaco stock one of Portland’s best beers: Drop Top Amber Ale ($5), made at a partially wind-powered brewery near the... Read More

See our slideshow of the Best New Green Hotels.As concern for the environment grows, travelers are increasingly looking for ways to lessen their carbon... Read More

Wintertime beaches are the stuff of romance—both the tempestuous, passionate kind of romance and the sitting-snug-by-a-crackling-fire kind. The vast... Read More

"You begin an Outward Bound course the day you sign up." -- Sandy Kobrock, Outward Bound instructorSigned up for OB's Rogue River trip today. Reviewed... Read More

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