Winter Fun at Crater Lake National Park

Winter at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

The deepest lake in the United States is a pool of sapphire water ringed by sheer cliffs piled with snow. Beautiful in summer months, the lake is stunning beyond words in winter. The only catch is timing – to get the most stunning views you must hit it on a clear day. This is Oregon’s Crater […]

Striking Gold in Jacksonville, Oregon

Neither Brian or I are terribly decisive people. We can go back and forth for hours, even days, over the simplest of things. And there we were at dinnertime, downtown Jacksonville, Oregon. Never before had I seen a small town spanning only two short blocks with so many enticing options. We chose Bella Union, (okay […]

Tasting the Umpqua

Down in the valley, where the green grass grows, there are over a dozen small, family-owned wineries whose creations range from spicy Syrahs to deep-noted Pinot Noirs. Oregon’s Umpqua Valley wine region is not just one valley, but comprises several small valleys and undulating hills. It’s drier than the Willamette to the north, and cooler […]

Shakespeare and Wine in the Siskiyous

Going to see Our Town, Othello or Fences this summer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival? That’s the eight-month season of eleven plays in three theaters that happens each year down in Ashland, Oregon. A handful of the festival’s plays are always Shakespeare, with classics by playwrights like Arthur Miller and Thornton Wilder making up the […]