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There are bucket list destinations and then there’s Kyoto. My writeup for AutoVenture, a campaign created by Outsource Marketing.

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Deston Nokes shares his latest golf travel writing on Bend, Oregon’s, top golf properties. HERE. Read more

Deston covered Portland for the new Bindu Trips website. His travel itineraries cover the top activities in five different areas of the Rose City.

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Deston latest travel writing adventure picks a collection of Oregon’s top getaway spots for Alaska Airlines’ Beyond Magazine. Read more

CityPASS — If you think Torontonians hibernate just because of a little cold and snow (okay, a lot of cold and snow), you’d be mistaken.

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CityPASS — If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of urban life, a weekend on Vashon Island is just the ticket. It certainly was for me.

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BON APPÉTIT — The assorted fish are spread out on the cutting board like a deck of cards.

Uhu, kumu, opakapaka, shutome, onaga and sashimi-grade, bigeye ahi…French chef George Mavrothalassitis, who goes by Mavro, calls each by their Hawaiian name, and prepares to demonstrate how to bring out the best in each. Read more

Written By Deston Nokes • Photographed By Dylan + Jeni


BON APPÉTIT — It was 7:30 a.m. and I was munching on steak and eggs when I heard a voice purr, “Whatcha doin’?” A curly-haired woman wearing only a plaid skirt was crawling catlike toward me on the bar. When she realized my Unknownattention was focused on reviewing the breakfast, and not her, she politely slinked away—and over to a grinning newcomer who’d just bellied up. So it goes at the Acropolis Steakhouse, a well-known strip club in Portland, Oregon.

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9/11 Museum’s Expansive Look at an American Tragedy

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posted by Deston S. Nokes in New York on July 18th, 2014

How does a nation come to grips with one of the most horrific events in its history? Since the 9/11 Museum opened on May 21, more than 430,000 people have visited the expansive underground site to witness the stories and artifacts from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Attendance has exceeded expectations of museum officials, even with the $24 adult entry fee. Read more