By Hilary Shenfeld Chicago Tribune Thu., May 2, 2019 Do you enjoy travel planning? Are you exhilarated by spending weeks or months scrutinizing every possible hotel, restaurant, tour, train schedule and other specifics of your vacation? If so, this story is not for you. For me, the endless options and litany of tasks are stressful, exhausting and overwhelming. But at least it all pays off with a dream vacation. LOL. Even after extensive research, I still manage to usually end up with so-so (or worse) meals, in just OK accommodations, getting lost on the way to some humdrum tour. Scolds tell me those unexpected scenarios are part of the fun and adventure of travel. To them I say: Hard pass. When my husband, Ron, and I decided to visit Italy last spring to meet up with our daughter Samantha, a college junior on a semester-long study abroad program, I thought it might be time to try a different approach. Instead of agonizing over the particulars or turning over … [Read more...] about How a trip planner can make a vacation stress-free
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Anne M. Peterson, Ap Sports Writer Published 8:30 pm PDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 Satou Sabally had 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to help second-seeded Oregon to an easy 78-40 victory over No. 15 seed Portland State on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu put the home crowd at Matthew Knight Arena on its feet with a stunning 3-pointer at the start of the second half and finished with 12 points and eight assists for the Ducks (30-4). Ruth Hebard had 22 points and 12 rebounds. Ashley Bolston had 19 points for the Vikings (25-8), making their first tournament appearance since 2010. Oregon advances to play 10th-seeded Indiana (21-10) on Sunday. The Hoosiers won Friday's earlier game over No. 7 seed Texas 69-65. "We didn't come to Oregon just to beat Texas. There's more to do for this group," Indiana coach Teri Moren vowed. Oregon was coming off a 64-57 loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 tournament championship game. … [Read more...] about No. 2 seed Oregon cruises 78-40 over No. 15 Portland St
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Updated 1:03 pm PST, Monday, January 28, 2019 FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened dozens of people in Oregon and Washington, with several more cases suspected, and public health officials scrambling to contain the virus say low vaccination rates are making the situation worse. Clark County Public Health said Sunday, Jan. 28, 2019, that the majority of the cases involve children younger than 10. less FILE - This Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine on a countertop at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. A measles outbreak near Portland has sickened dozens of people in ... more Photo: Eric Risberg, AP … [Read more...] about Measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon, sickens 35
By Catherine M. Allchin The New York Times Wed., Nov. 21, 2018 With several French restaurants and legends like chef Gabriel Rucker already in residence in Portland, Oregon, the city might not have expected the arrival of a newcomer, Bistro Agnes. But Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, the couple who won a James Beard award for their Argentine-inspired restaurant Ox, believed that Portland had lacked French classics for a few years. They wanted to create, in their former SuperBite space downtown, a Parisian-style bistro with dishes like coq au vin, escargot and sole meunière. No modern riffs here: The menu is old-school. The Dentons — spouses, co-chefs and business partners — met when they were both cooking at Terra Restaurant in Napa Valley. On their days off, they liked to go to places like Bistro Jeanty for leisurely lunches. “It’s the food we fell in love over,” Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton said. … [Read more...] about In Portland, Oregon, a French restaurant serves the classics