52 Things to do from the Willamette Valley to the tip of Mt. Hood – all close to Portland, but a world away.
1. Tiptoe through 90 acres of tulips at the month-long, Wooden Shoe Festival. This year marks the 25th anniversary, so bushels of new events are planned. Insider Tip: take the backroads through Monitor and spend your time snapping photos instead of sitting in traffic.
1. Pack empty plastic bags on road trips, in carry on – from Ziplocs to grocery bags. For wet swimsuits,runaway crayons. Garbage bag=rain poncho. @travelingmamas
2. If you are traveling with kids, particularly young kids, minimize logistics and stress with fewer accommodation changes. Ideally, check into a a single hotel, resort, or rental that can be your home-base for a week or more. @CiaoBambinoInc
[img_assist|nid=1076|title=|desc=Besalú Spain|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=333]Do you dare to go bare at the Beach? The world certainly has some beautiful spots that allow topless and nude bathing. Here is start to some of our favorites. But we want to hear from you! Where is your favorite spot to sunbathe in the buff?
1. Black’s Beach. San Diego, CA
2.Clifton Beach. Cape Town, South Africa