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Portland named a top 2024 solo travel destination on the Today show [Video]

There’s no shortage of less-than-upbeat portraits of Portland in the national media these days, but a recent “Today” show segment spotlighted the Rose City as a top destination for solo travelers this summer.

On the May 17 “Today 3rd Hour,” Travel + Leisure editor-in-chef Jacqui Gifford shared some suggestions with hosts Craig Melvin, Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer.

Gifford began by advising solo travelers to be prepared, do research about where they were visiting, stay connected by letting family and friends know where they were going, and to embrace the freedom of solo travel.

Dreyer asked Gifford what a good destination might be “for those who are craving a little bit of adventure.”

“We are suggesting Portland, Oregon,” Gifford said. “Portland’s a great city.” She mentioned singled the “great food scene,” “creative culture,” the “amazing” coffee scene, “and it’s a beautiful, walkable downtown.”

Gifford went on to praise the monthly First Thursday art events, and said, “It’s also great for …

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This app could help reduce your wait time at customs as TSA experiences record travel WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio [Video]

NEW YORK As airports prepare for the highest passenger volumes this summer, the Transportation Security Administration is bracing for the travel crush and sharing what passengers need to know to get through crowded airports with some ease.