Sunday, November 29, 2020

Dark Tourism and Ethical Travel

The tourist industry has become rife with buzzwords like Dark Tourism, but are we having a useful conversation about the way in which we approach travel involving death and tragedy? In the last decade there has been an influx of books on the subject and an explosion of tourism opportunities, across the globe, to visit […]

Pittock Mansion: A Gilded Age Chateau

Built in 1914 by newspaper magnate Henry Pittock, this 16,000 square foot French Renaissance-style chateau rests in above the city of Portland, Oregon. Henry Pittock was a newspaper magnate who owned The Oregonian, a newspaper still widely read in the state today. Pittock also invested in real estate, banking, railroads, steamboats, sheep ranching, silver mining, […]