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Wisconsin: Spring Green – Steampunk Manor (Review)

I have been a great fan of the steampunk movement for some time – the combination of sci-fi fantasy and the retro industrial age machinery really interests me. So, I was very excited to discover when planning a trip out to visit Taliesin East the existence of Steampunk Manor just a few miles away.

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Oregon: Portland – Alberta Petite Hotel (Review)

I often travel to Portland, Oregon and am always on the lookout to try a new place to stop at. I had discovered the Alberta Petite Hotel, located on my favourite street in Portland – Alberta Street – a while back and had been looking forward to an opportunity to stay there. So, finally the day came and I was not disappointed.

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Oregon: Takilma / Cave Junction – Out’n’About Treesort (Review)

It was an opportunistic stop a Out’n’About Treesort that resulted in us moving to Oregon nearly 10 years ago. It was here that we picked up a leaflet for the Oregon Shakespeare festival. I called and purchased tickets and off we went to Ashland for a couple of days. We fell in love with Ashland and Oregon and decided this was where we were going to stay once we’d finished our year long family road trip around America.

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Oregon: Portland – Travelers House Hostel (Review)

As my life is changing we have been traveling mostly now for pleasure and hopefully retirement will be upon us soon. The sooner the better. We’re hoping to do a lot of traveling when we’re finally done with work. We don’t have a huge bundle of money to splurge on long, luxurious journeys so we are definitely thinking of spreading our money out and traveling on a budget. So, during our recent visit to Portland, Oregon I booked us into the Travelers House Hostel, a low cost accommodation option on Portland’s east side.

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Alaska: Fairbanks – Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast (Review)

A Bed and Breakfast where you can enjoy living in your very own Pullman Railway Carriage. For our second night in Fairbanks Mark had arranged for us to stay at the Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast (www.fairbanksalaskabedandbreakfast.com/trains.html). The accommodation here is made up of old train carriages from the Alaskan Railway system. Four blue and yellow carriages were owned by […]

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