Checking In: The Radisson Red in Downtown Portland, Oregon

The brand new Radisson RED Portland Downtown only opened in November, so Iโ€™ve been one of the first bloggers to get to check it out. To book a stay, currently using it is only 37,500 Radisson Rewards points a night, which is a really good deal! So the total for a 3-night stay like my trip would only be 112,500 points! If youโ€™re low on points, Radisson Rewards also often offers a Points + Cash option. Because of my Gold status with Radisson Rewards, I also received a free upgrade upon check-in to a beautiful and spacious corner room for the duration of my stay.

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7 Days In Ireland With Shamrocker Adventures

Back in August, I spent 7 days on the road with Shamrocker Adventures exploring all over Ireland, including the Giant's Causeway, Derry, Galway, Inis Mรณr, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, and Blarney Castle. The first day of the tour, we made our way up to the small town of Ballintoy, home of the famous Carrick-A-Rede. You've probably seen the rope bridge in photos before. The bridge forms a link between the land and the island of Carrickarede and is 20 meters long and 30 meters high above the Atlantic. It's a photo opp you just can't miss in Northern Ireland.

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Compass Buster: 10 Days Around Scotland with Haggis Adventures

While in Scotland, I had the opportunity to experience Haggis Adventure's 10-day Compass Buster tour around the Highlands and Islands. Departing and returning to Edinburgh, the trip visits such places including the Isles of Lewis and Harris, Isle of Skye, Orkney, Oban, Glencoe, Loch Ness, and the opportunity to do the Jacobite Steam Train aka the "Hogwart's Express".

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