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Ready for Spring?

The sprouting of these glorious pink and white blossoms coincides perfectly with more hours of sunshine and fewer days of gloomy rain. Cherry blossoms are the first plants to break seasonal dormancy, and their pop of color is almost startling after months of grey. When you combine the weather and plant life with the re-opening of Portland’s festive and bustling …

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Cherry Blossom Time

Why Japan?                                                                          Written by Janelle Cook of Asia Answers for A.S.K. about Travel If one had to choose a single word to describe Japan, …

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Please to put a penny in an old man’s cap. Betty always thinks of that rhyme this time of year. The Christmas Holiday is just around the corner—of course, department stores have been decked out in tinsel and holiday slogans since before Halloween, but now all those decorations are finally relevant! This …

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Tranquility in Portland OR

Portland Rose Garden   THE INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN   The Portland Rose Garden   The International Rose Test Garden is better known as the Portland Rose Garden. It is home to hundreds of wild, domestic, and hybrid rose species from all over the world, including continuous installments of new species every year, as they win contests. The garden was …

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Alaska–What a beautiful adventure land

In mid-September I had a professional meeting in Anchorage AK.  This is one of my favorite destinations in the world with all the wildlife and beautiful scenery that you can’t see anywhere else in the US in my opinion.  Alaska has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast and even if you love the comfort of YOUR easy chair there …

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White Water Rafting in Pacific Northwest

It takes a solid hour to drive to White Salmon, Washington from Portland, Oregon, but the nice thing about being up at 8am on a Sunday is that the highways are clear, so the going is quick. There are definitely more mountains in this neck of the woods, and all of the vegetation seems drier (or maybe it’s just the …

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New Member of our Team

Yes, we are growing and with the addition of our new associate, Kyra Boyle we have added the young person’s advice and thoughts to our company.  Kyra brings the vibrancy and ideas that are new and fresh to help our clients make the most of their vacation.   A.S.K. ABOUT TRAVEL has extended our reach to other parts of the …

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National Parks that deserve a visit

If you haven’t visited your local National Park maybe it is time to do so.  Our Parks are so beautiful and are in almost every state of the US be it contiguous or island.  On our island of Hawaii (formerly known as Big Island) we have Volcano National Park on the Hilo side.  This is the home of the shield …

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