Do's and don'ts of getting around Portland, Oregon

Road trippers will find it a little bit weird to drive around Portland, Oregon. After all, it's an extremely walkable city with a great setup for mass transportation. You can practically take a TriMet pass and not have to worry about commuting all day. So my advice is to heed the call of your soles and instead of riding a car, explore the city (especially downtown) on foot instead. Remember:

  • Airport taxis usually cost $30 with 15% tip.
  • Do get gas before you get close to the Portland International Airport.
  • Don't be surprised that there are attendants who will pump gas for you.
  • Don't park downtown at all. 
  • Do bring a map.
Portland is rich in culture for such a small city so you will not run out of things to do. You can find all kinds of food carts and cafes virtually everywhere, especially in the heart of the city, the downtown area. Fancy a beer? You're in luck. People in Portland brew their beer like crazy.

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See also my Top 7 Getting Around Portland resources:
Getting around Portland, Oregon
Portland: Getting Around - TripAdvisor
Getting Around in Portland OR | Frommer's
Portland, OR Transportation | U.S. News Travel
Getting In, Getting Around Portland - HowStuffWorks
Visiting Portland soon, is it necessary to rent a car? | Portland | Yelp
Getting Around Portland - Car, Train, Bus & Taxi - VirtualTourist
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Take Dat Voodoo! And All the Best Things to Do in New Orleans

Anyone who's ever been to New Orleans is a witness to the city's vibrant and unique character. Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street, live street (jazz) music, Po-Boys, old French Quarter apartments, tons of souvenir shops, beignets with good ol' Cafe du Monde, and residents who just seem to know tourists like the back of their hands... They didn't call New Orleans "The Big Easy" for nothing. You go to New Orleans and you just sense that difference. Apart, of course, from the fickle humid weather where a drizzle comes and goes when it feels like it.
Things To Do - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, Louisiana Vacations, Tourism, Guides, Hotels, Things to Do, Restaurants 

Tulane University - Things to do in New Orleans
Things to Do in New Orleans | APCO 2014
Free Things to do in New Orleans | Attractions | Activities
New Orleans Kids | Family Friendly Things To Do
Top things to do in New Orleans - Lonely Planet
Things to Do in New Orleans, LA | Local Events in New Orleans, Louisiana | ACTIVE
New Orleans Things To Do - Attractions & Must See - VirtualTourist
Events in Greater New Orleans
New Orleans - Best Restaurants, Bars and Things to Do - Thrillist
Things to do in New Orleans, LA: Louisiana City Guide by 10Best
Best Things To Do in New Orleans, LA - AOL Travel
Things to do in New Orleans, Tourist attractions and what to do in New Orleans, Louisiana | Travel + Leisure
New Orleans Tours and Things To Do | Experience New Orleans
New Orleans Online - Things to Do in New Orleans
26 Cheap Things to Do, Eat and See in New Orleans | Viator
Fun things to do in New Orleans: Check out 174 New Orleans Attractions - TripAdvisor
Things to Do in New Orleans | Attractions, Festivals and Tours
15 New Orleans must-do's - CNN.com
Best Things to Do in New Orleans | U.S.News Travel
Top 10 Things to Do in New Orleans Besides Mardi Gras -- National Geographic
Things to Do in New Orleans - Places and Restaurants to Visit
Groupon Ideas and Things to Do in New Orleans
Things to Do in New Orleans : New Orleans : Travel Channel
It's not the ultimate destination for everybody. But if you're stopping by while taking a road trip from anywhere in the US or traveling purposely just to check out the city, New Orleans is a place not to be ignored. Get a drink or two (preferably hand grenades), walk the streets, and bring home a voodoo doll or a Mardi Gras mask. And don't lose your shirt at Harrah's!

Seafood and lots of fresh air on a road trip to Seattle

There's so much to enjoy outdoors in Seattle that it's hard to stay within the four corners of your hotel room. In fact, your best bet is to pick some fresh fish at the famous Pike Place Market and experience the waterway cruises, a wonderful way to spend your dinner with live music while exploring the Puget Sound.

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  • Pike Place Market
  • Space Needle
  • Waterway Cruises
  • Seattle Symphony
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Green Lake Park
  • Benaroya Hall
  • Washington State Ferries
  • Kerry Park
  • Sky View Observatory
  • CenturyLink Field
  • Washington Park Arboretum
  • Alki Beach
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