Travel Planning

American Diversity

Kyra’s Personal Adventures Driving Cross Country   From settlers braving the Oregon Trail to families packing up their station wagons for the summer, cross-country road trips have been part of American culture for generations. There is so much to see! Seven people can drive coast-to-coast and have seven entirely different experiences. It all comes down to your interests: are you …

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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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Sydney Opera House Touring

This adventure started with visiting Sydney Harbor on my way to board the beautiful Oceania Sirena on 6 March 2017 for her inaugural circumnavigate Australia. Every visitor to Australia should see this magnificent structure of the Sydney Opera House. I had visited the Opera House before and had a short tour of the public spaces but this extensive tour took …

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