4 Uniquely Portland Things To Do

Portland is an awesome city, but what makes it unique? Here are four recommendations from us of things to do with a few days in Portland that are completely unique. 1. Check out the view from the Pittock Mansion Nowhere else in Portland can you get a view of the city quite like this. Pittock…

Why You Should Explore the Columbia Gorge

Portland is a beautiful city, full of culture, great food, pretty sights, and lovely people. So when visiting, why would you want to leave town? The answer: because the Columbia River Gorge is one of the true natural gems in the entire Pacific Northwest. As you drive east on I-84, you'll cross Sandy River. At…

The Top 10 Reasons Travel Is Better Than Sex

Another "different" kind of post, and one meant to give us all a laugh during the middle of the week. Enjoy! The Top 10 Reasons Travel Is Better Than Sex 10. Paying money for travel isn't frowned upon. 9. Your partner won't be upset stumbling across your travel wishlist. 8. With frequent flyer programs, you…

Royal Tips: Austin

Thinking of going to Austin? Here are some helpful pointers from our team. 1. Allow for travel time Austin is pretty spread out, so make sure to allow time to get between activities, as well as to/from the airport. Traffic is also notoriously bad. While not on the level of LA or Boston, Austin has…

Remember the Alamo (and the Mexican Market)

In 1836, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and 6,000 Mexican soldiers stormed the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, killing the defenders there, most famously James Bowie and Davy Crockett. In 2017, The Royal Tour visited the site. Some other stuff happened in between.  The Alamo is San Antonio's most famous landmark. It began as…