One of the finest pleasures in life is exploring one’s home territory through the fresh eyes of someone new to the place. In this case, I got the call asking if I was interested in shooting a story about Oregon for the Dutch edition of National Geographic Traveler. The editor-in-chief would be traveling from the Netherlands to Oregon to explore the bounty of the region. It was a fantastic experience, driving around the state, showing off some of the places that I love, and exploring new places together. The adventure paid off and this month’s issue of the Dutch edition of National Geographic Traveler, I’ve got a 12 page spread featuring the beauty of the state I call my first home, Oregon. The feature story is below. Currently I’m in Maui, preparing my gear to head out on assignment here on the island. Maui is my second home, and I’m anxious to see what this next adventure offers up.
Proost and Aloha!
The opener! Roses at the Portland Rose Test Garden and sunset at minus tide in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
The view of downtown Portland, Oregon, with Mt. Hood in the distance and a vignette of the Portland Farmers’ Market.
Oregon Wine Country, the cowgirl who helps out with the Equestrian Wine tours in Dundee, Oregon, and Oregon Hood River Pears.
Thump Coffee in Bend, Oregon and the trail leading down to the boat ramp at Crater Lake.
The magnificent Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge and the historic Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon
Fly fishing in the Deschutes River in Central Oregon, near Bend, and the inset of the historic Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood