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  • Mcminnville, OR
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
I am a photographer and writer in Oregon wine country with regular contributions fo Oregon Wine Press and Induge Magazine as well as others.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Travels to Europe, UK, France, Belgium, Spain,Germany, and of course Washington and Oregon in the states, with a special focus on Willamette Valley wine country.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Iceland, China, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia.
Other travel / language expertise?
Traveled to Japan and the Beijing area of China, also the Philippines. A smattering of French and German.

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Southern Oregon's Gem: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brings 'Twelfth Night' to Life

I admit I am not much of a critic. I know what I like, and honestly I like just about everything, so don’t expect your standard, everyday review of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night.

I further admit that for me Shakespeare has too often just been words on a page – a…


Posted on April 6, 2016 at 10:11am

Bruges, Belgium's Amazing Canal City

Our English-speaking tour guide at De Halve Mann Brewery in Bruges makes a point of telling us as we ended our visit, “I don’t care what the boat men tell you, we don’t use canal water to brew our beer with.” Then pausing for just the right effect, she added, “Well, except for the dark beer that we sell to the…


Posted on March 19, 2016 at 6:01pm

'Fruitcake of God' in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Above: One of the Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe's …


Posted on December 13, 2014 at 1:26pm

The Oregon Trail Interpretative Center and an Earlier 'Greatest Generation'

by Rusty Rae and Sheila Hunter

There is another “Greatest Generation,” although mostly long forgotten — the 300,000 men, women, and children who made the 2,200 mile trek from Independence, MO to Oregon’s Willamette Valley and beyond between 1846 to 1869. You can experience…


Posted on October 12, 2014 at 10:23am

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At 1:45pm on May 24, 2014, Tripatini said…

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