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Astoria

Michelin Michelin ePub

The Willamette’s loamy soil gives rise to a feast of foods that enrich the plates of the finest restaurants in Portland. The climate and soil are ideal for vineyards, and more than 500 wineries, mostly west of Interstate 5, draw visitors from around the world to wine-country tasting rooms. Charming small towns, bucolic countryside and farm stands provide additional reasons to stop and savor Oregon’s wine country.

A string of cities, including the state capital of Salem and the free-spirited town of Eugene, are situated along I-5, which runs north to south through the center of the valley. To the west, the forested Coast Range cradles the valley, and 30mi to the east, waterfalls plummet down mossy Cascade Range hillsides alongside wooded hiking trails whose vine maple trees turn crimson and orange in the fall.

SALEMa

The capital of Oregon is the state’s third-largest city (pop. 156,000). Salem traces its founding to 1840, when Jason Lee moved the headquarters of his Methodist mission to this mid-Willamette Valley location. Lee’s house and other early buildings still stand at the Willamette Heritage Center at the Millaa (1313 Mill St.; t 503-585-7012; www.willametteheritage.org; open year-round Mon–Sat 10am–5pm ;$6), a five-acre historical park that includes the 1889 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. A millstream courses beneath the main mill building, and inside, massive looms operate with water-powered turbines. Four buildings, filled with period furnishings, were moved to this site, and are considered the oldest in the Northwest, dating to the 1840s.

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6 OTHER RIVER CRUISE LINES

Fran Golden FrommerMedia ePub

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OTHER RIver cruise lines

As we stated in the previous chapter, there are a lot of river cruise companies out there (more than you probably ever realized or imagined!). In this chapter we are going to introduce the other major players.

Many of these companies are specialized in a specific region of river cruising, such as U.S. rivers (American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company, for instance) or Southeast Asia rivers (such as Pandaw River Expeditions). Some of them are also predomi nantly “wholesale” river cruise lines, meaning they own and operate the ships but most of their inventory is actually leased or chartered out to river cruise lines or travel companies you’re more familiar with—Chinese company Century Cruises is a perfect example of this as it sells its ships through Uniworld and Avalon, among others.

If you go online to search for river cruises, and you find a company that is not listed in one of these two chapters, chances are it either doesn’t cater to American travelers (we aren’t the only ones who are crazy about river cruising), is very, very small, or, most probably, is a river cruise reseller, companies that contract with river cruise lines for a certain amount of inventory and then resell that inventory (see box on p. 146 for more on those companies).

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3 The Best Neighborhood Walks: Castello & Sant' Elena, Santa Croce & Dorsoduro, Cannaregio & The Ghetto

Stephen Brewer FrommerMedia ePub

Venetian canal in the Castello neighborhood.

Castello & Sant’Elena
Coming upon colorful scenes of everyday Venetian life is one of the great pleasures of wandering though this large area, which stretches from the Rialto east to the island enclave of Sant’Elena. This is Venice, remember, so don’t be surprised to find an ornate palazzo or treasure-filled church around nearly every corner. START: Riva degli Schiavoni. Take vaporettos 1, 6, 14, 41, or 42 to the San Zaccaria stop. The church of San Zaccaria is just north along Calle San Zaccaria. San Zaccaria. This Renaissance/Gothic church dedicated to the father of John the Baptist actually looks like an elaborate picture gallery—the walls are plastered with works by Tiepolo, Tintoretto, van Dyck, Bellini, and other masters. The location just behind San Marco accounts for the souvenir stands outside and the tombs of several doges inside.  30 min. Campo San Zaccaria.  041-5221257. Mon–Sat 10am–noon, 4–6pm; Sun 4–6pm. Vaporetto: San Zaccaria.

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5 Tourism Security: The Evolution of Theory

Korstanje, M.E.; Raj, R.; Griffin, K. CABI PDF

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Tourism Security: The Evolution of Theory

Maximiliano E. Korstanje*

University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Introduction

In recent decades terrorism has adopted more cruel and sophisticated methods. In earlier decades, attacks were perpetrated against police chiefs, politicians or celebrities, but now ‘global’ tourists, journalists and travellers are the targets of international terrorism. This raises serious concerns amongst policy makers with regard to the evolution of terrorism and its effects on the tourism industry (Moten, 2010). This chapter examines the changes in academic literature on  tourism security in relation to three major events: the Luxor massacre (Egypt, 1997), 9/11

(New York, 2001) and the Paris bombings (2015).

To some extent, academics in tourism struggle to find an answer as to how these destinations can recover fully after these attacks. The Luxor massacre, where Al-Gama’a al-Ismaiyya cell killed

62 people (mostly tourists) on 17 November 1997, not only shocked international public opinion but also placed tourism on the agenda of security experts. Doubtless, this event reflected what had been written on tourism security from the

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Area Map of Neches River

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

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