10 Reasons to Visit Portland in the Colder Months

Portlanders love a good festival, particularly if it celebrates beer, bikes, music, or that favorite local pastime—devouring delicious treats. If you don’t mind the rain, November, December, and January are great times to secure cheap hotel rates and catch seasonal attractions. Here are some great festivals and activities to enjoy during the winter in Portland.

A New Orleans Summer: Fun and Festivals in the Big Easy

If you can handle the heat, then New Orleans might be the perfect choice for some summertime fun. You’ll find fewer crowds and cheaper hotel rates—two great reasons to start planning your Big Easy getaway. Here are just some of the diversions that might keep you busy in New Orleans during the months of July, August, and September.

Chapada dos Guimarães: Beautiful Canyons and Rugged Cliffsides

Only an hour from Cuiabá, the Chapada dos Guimarães is a stunningly beautiful mountainous region. While the tiny eponymous town is pretty—and the nexus for Brazilian New Age types—the surrounding region, with its rugged cliffs, plunging canyons, and abundant waterfalls, is the real draw.

Jamaica’s Best with Oliver Hill

Oliver Hill, author of Moon Jamaica, talks about the best resort package deals, the best places to stay for budget conscious travelers, the best music festivals, and more.