How to get from Portland Airport to downtown by MAX Light Rail

One of the easiest and best ways to reach downtown Portland from Portland International Airport is by taking the MAX Light Rail Red Line. Since opening in 1986, the MAX Light Rail today has 5 color-designated lines and 94 stations. Operated by TriMet, the MAX Red Line connects Port International Airport with downtown Portland in about 40 minutes. Once leaving the airport, the train makes brief stops along the way before passing through downtown Portland. The train then continues on …

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

The Hot Chicken Sandwich

I can remember my first visit to Nashville. It was here where I tried Nashville hot chicken for the first time at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. While I have had fried chicken countless times in the past, this version was different. The Nashville specialty is made with southern fried chicken tossed in a special blend of seasonings including cayenne pepper. Hot chicken is hot, and will make your mouth burn. But, it’s also smoky, salty, sweet, rich, and most importantly, …

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Shanghai Taste: Authentic xiao long bao in Las Vegas

The colorful Xiao Long Bao

Over the last decade, I have been lucky enough to have traveled to China many times. On these trips, I have experienced new flavors and foods including authentic xiao long bao. Unfortunately, traveling internationally is all but impossible these days. This means if I want to taste the flavors and foods from my travels, I have to search for them closer to home. If you are looking for Asian food in Las Vegas, you go to one place: Chinatown. Though …

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Bobby’s Burger Palace on the Las Vegas Strip

The Brunch Burger

Walk into any resort on the Las Vegas Strip and odds are you will find a restaurant operated by a celebrity chef. These celebrity chefs include Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, and Masaharu Morimoto. The list goes on and on and on. While some of these restaurants are great, many are overpriced and too upscale for something quick. Sometimes I just want a delicious and affordable meal on the Las Vegas Strip in a comfortable …

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What to eat at Chulia Street Night Market in Penang, Malaysia

Busy evening at Chulia Street Night Market

Chulia Street Night Market, located in the heart of Penang, George Town, Malaysia, is a night market popular with locals, tourists, and foodies. While the market is not as large as other night markets in Malaysia, such as the Jalan Alor Night Market, you will still find all your favorite Malaysian dishes here. This includes char kway teow, curry mee, wantan mee, satay, laksa, hokkien mee, and more. The center of Chulia Street Night Market is located at the intersection …

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First time using Airbnb? Important things you need to know

An amazing AirBNB property I scored in Prague

More and more travelers today are choosing to skip hotels and instead book stays with short-term rentals through online rental services such as Airbnb. I am one of those travelers. The ability to connect hosts with unique properties with guests looking to book amazing spaces is a simple yet brilliant idea. You might think it sounds strange, but the idea of hosts and guests connecting over the internet is growing at an exponential rate. Yet, with any new technology comes …

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How to get cash back with Fat Wallet on your travel purchases

I love to find great deals when making traveling purchases. Prior to booking anything travel related such as hotels, flights, or car rentals, I spend countless hours trying to search every website for the best deal and other websites for coupons to save me more money. I know everyone is not as crazy as me. They don’t want to spend 2 hours searching the Internet for coupons to save $5. So how can you save money fast without spending hours? …

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