When you think about Oregon the first city that probably comes to mind is Portland. Although Portland is a great place to check out, there is a city about an hour away called Hood River. Here you will find some amazing places that are definitely worth the trip!
With a population of about 7,000, Hood River is the place to go if you want to do the not so touristic things. You will find a typical downtown area with restaurants and bars but the real gems lie right outside the city.
If you´ve ever heard someone refer to a city as a “summer town” than Lake Geneva is the perfect example. It´s located in Wisconsin about an hour outside of Chicago. The 8.14 square mile lake is what makes up most of the town although there is a population of about 8,000 people in the actual city. All the way around the lake you will find multi-million dollar mansions, many of them owned by celebrities.
If you´ve been to Wisconsin before chances are you haven´t been all the way up North to a town called Rhinelander. Although there’s not much to the “city”, it is a very relaxing place to get away. In Rhinelander you might find a couple of stores and bars but the lakes and serenity are what make this place great. The county area has over 1,100 lakes so it won’t be too hard to find one that fits your liking!
Many people don´t know the wonderful things that are only minutes from the city center of Salt Lake City. But what you will find outside the city will make you want to return much more than the actual city. A 20 minute drive out of the city will bring you to an elevation of 8,755 feet. There are so many magnificent views and hikes you can go on right outside of the city! If you go up Big Cottonwood Canyon you are guaranteed some scenic views.
If you haven´t been to Chicago and you are planning a trip, we have selected the main attractions you should visit. Chicago is full of different things to do so make sure you get to see as much as possible.
The first thing on your list should be Millennium Park where the infamous bean statue is located. After strolling through the park, if you want to enjoy some of Chicago’s history head to The Field Museum or the Art Institute of Chicago.
Here at Knok, we love stories, travel and especially, travel related stories. We enjoy hearing about how your families explore a new country, or even a city just a few miles away. We caught up with our friend from Edinbourgh and asked her about her recent home exchange experience in Paris.
Relax in the sand with these kitties and elephants. They clearly needed a vacation!
Here at Knok, we love stories, travel and especially, travel related stories. We enjoy hearing about how your families exploring a new country, or even a city just a few miles away. We caught up with a couple from Madrid and asked them what his experience was like in San Francisco.