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RV Travel Fun In Portland, Oregon

It is usually a good thing to begin an RV trip into Oregon at Portland, Oregon’s largest city. From here, it is easy to connect to highways that reach east, central, southern and coastal Oregon. If you are planning to stay at any National or State Parks or Monuments, you will have to make reservations in advance, sometimes a year in advance.

Portland Car Rental Travel To Portland

RV’s are not easy to drive into Portland itself. The highways have lots of curves and multiple bridges, some of which don’t allow RV’s on them. A good place to stay in this are is the Jantzen Beach RV Park. From this park it is an easy drive to the MAX train station which you can take into Portland.

From Portland which is a the northern part of the state, you can easily drive down by the coast until you reach Eureka in California. The northern area around Astoria does not have any RV parks with ocean views. If your rig is not too tall you can stay in the Cannon Beach RV park which is a short walk to the beach. Cities as you go down the coast that have RV parks by the beach include Lincoln City, Newport and Waldport.

Six miles south of Yachats is a great RV park, but this will run you about $60 a night. If you can afford it, this RV park is worth a stay. Going on down the coast, there are RV parks by the beach in Winchester Bay, Coos Bay, Gold Beach and Brookings. As you enter California, there is a beach front part in Cresent City for you to begin your stay in a new state. From Crescent City, you can easily take in Redwood State Park. These redwoods are not to be missed. The RV sites listed here are all a short drive from Highway 101.

From Crescent City you can easily head off to Crater Lake National Park, Oregon’s only National Park. This park is definitely worth a trip. You can also stay at an RV in Bend, which is not that far away from the park. Staying two days in Bend will allow you to see the sites of the Bend area and the National Park as well. From there, you can continue north and cross the Columbia River gorge area which is breathtaking. It is a short drive from here to visit Mount St. Helen. This is in Washington, but this area has much more to do for a family than Mount Rainier, which offers only hiking.

From here, it is easy to return to Portland. You can end your trip here, or visit other places in Oregon. It is a short trip into the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s agricultural area. This area is simply beautiful to drive through with its wooden bridges and green valleys. The area has many vineyards and wineries as well. This trip can be done in a day.

Some other places to fit into your agenda are the Mount Hood area which has spectacular views, skiing in season, and spectacular waterfalls. The high desert area of Oregon features numerous golf courses and rivers to fish. If you want to see the painted desert in Eastern Oregon, there are several places you should plan to visit. One is the Baker City area where you can still see the wagon ruts left by the pioneers. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center should not be missed. In Kimberly, you can visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. This is a large park with several areas and mueseums to visit. These areas offer RV campsites along the route.

If you plan to head home from Portland, along Highway 5 to California, you can also plan to visit Salem, the state capital and Ashland where Oregon’s Shakespeare Festival runs all spring and summer. There is simply so much to see in Oregon, it is hard to decide how to see it all.

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18 Seater Return Air Taxi to Amritsar from Chandigarh Started

Mantra also called Air Mantra is the Regional Schedule Operation Airline of India. They had deployed 18-seater Beechcraft for air taxi service to Amritsar and back.

They are planning to have daily flights from Amritsar, Chandigarh, Dharamshala and Jammu, but as of now this low-airfare flight has started his operation to Amritsar from Chandigarh and vice verse. The service was started on July 23 with two flights either way in the morning and evening.
The ticket costs approximately Rs.2,000 with all taxes etc, and can be booked online on www.airmantra.com.
Air Mantra has started special Schemes also for there Clients which can be seen at : http://www.airmantra.com/Static/Special-Offers.aspx

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Rohtang Pass open to traffic from May 15

Wednesday May 11th, 2011 in Cabs, India, Travel News | Be the first to Comment »

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Revealed; the 10 best cities to take a taxi

Tuesday October 19th, 2010 in Cabs, Places to Visit, Travel News | 2 Comments »

Almost everybody uses taxis to hop from A to B when on a vacation. After all who can beat their local knowledge and the ability to deliver you safely to your destination. Not all taxi drivers are created equally though, so which cities in the world have the best taxi drivers?

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Research conducted globally for hotels.com quizzed over 1,900 people for their opinions on taxis; their levels of cleanliness, value, quality of driving, knowledge of the area, friendliness, safety and availability;

10. Frankfurt, Germany – 10%
9. Paris, France – 10%
8. Copenhagen, Denmark – 11%
7. Dublin, Ireland – 11%
6. Madrid, Spain – 12%
5. Bangkok, Thailand 14%
4. Berlin, Germany 17%
3. Tokyo, Japan – 26%
2. New York, USA – 27%
1. London, UK – 59%

London taxis were overwhelmingly voted number one in the world thanks to helpful taxi drivers who know where they are going (thanks to the ‘Knowledge’ taxi driving test).

So what about the bad news; London cabbies are named the most expensive in the world, New York and Paris taxi drivers are the rudest and Rome had the worst taxi drivers in the world!

So what do you think? Leave your comments below….