Crai Bower

"Sand in the City" pulls in 3.86 million viewers on homepage; "Festival Cities" leads August features. "Best Place for Viewing Wildlife" appears in USA Today;"Bobbing on the Midcoast Maine Tide" takes 'Featured Blog' spot on HuffPo; Oregon Camping on

BELLEVUE, WA- Crai continued his monthly"City Guides" column for the homepage, pulling in almost 4,000,000 pageviews with his piece, "Sand in the City: The Best Urban Beaches," featuring sunny sandlots from Chicago to Seattle, New London to Ventura. .Crai also debuted "Festival Cities off the Beaten Track" showcasing Montréal, Edmonton and Seattle, among others for the homepage, which also attracted large numbers of pageviews. He'll next write about North American cities with the best street food.

Read: "Sand in the City: The Best Urban Beaches"

Read: "Festival Cities Off the Beaten Track"

Read: "All Aboard 8 Great Railways"

Read: "On Island Time"

LOS ANGELES, CA Crai took his Huffington Post travel blog in a new direction this month,critiquing the changes in Bath, Maine, a former ship building center that has become a Maine destination in its own right. Crai showcases the town's highlights, like a new ice cream shop, while also offering reviews of local eateries.

Read: "Bobbing on the Tourist Tide in Bath, Maine"

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Read: "48 Hours in Vancouver, B.C."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Crai concluded his series in USA Today, contributing Washington State's entry with "Best Place to View Wildlife." He also contributd to "51 Great Scenic Drives" and "Best Hike" to the national paper's "Great American Outdoors series.

Read: "51 Great Scenic Drives"

Read: Best Place for Wildlife Viewing

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Crai contributed a story to his Washington Times Communities "Out and About Northwest" column that described why the Oregon Coast is the best public access coastline in the country.

Read: "Oregon State Parks offer beaches for all"

Read: "Out and About Northwest & All Points Canada"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Chronicle Books has announced a Swedish language edition of "Farts: A Spotter's Guide," Crai's bestselling field guide to flatulence.

Read: "Jamaica's North Shore: Hassle Free Adventure"

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Order: "Seattle 100: Portrait of a City"

Order: Farts: A Spotter's Guide

Order: "Fodor's Guide to Vancouver-Victoria"


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