I'm originally from Sun Valley, Idaho and spent a decade back there until moving to Bend, Oregon last October! I've lived in many different places and love adventure! This is the 3rd time I've moved to Oregon and I'm looking forward to exploring a different part of the state and taking many trips throughout the NW and Northern California in the years to come.
Here are a few suggestions my friend from Reykjavik had for my parent's trip there last summer: Stykkisholmur is a beautiful old town 2 hours from reykjavik http://www.stykkisholmur.is/thjonustan/tourist-info/eden-destination/... See More
There are some smaller rental companies like http://www.mauicruisers.net/ You can Google "rent a wreck maui" to find additional off-market companies. I haven't used any of them but there are other options besides the expensive big-name companies at OGG...... See More
You will want to pay attention to the water levels in the Deschutes in downtown Bend. There is some controversy over a dam here and they've been saying all winter that the river levels in downtown could be to low to float this summer. Tumalo Creek Kayak &... See More
We usually stayed at Hyatt Escala Lodge Park Cityat the top of The Canyons. The accommodations are beautiful and spacious, easy access underground parking, and ski in/out with ski lockers right on the slopes. There is a seasonal shuttle that runs to... See More
We're planning a trip to explore the best of Oregon's wine country and would appreciate any insider suggestions as to when is the least expensive and least crowded time to go, where to stay to maximize the experience and what we should be sure to do! It will... See More
Newly based out of Bend, OR and want to be sure we are aware of the best music, food, beer and wine, cultural - whatever - festivals in the Northwest and Northern CA (north of wine country)! We're planning our summer trips now! See More
I'd definitely recommend hiking in Forest Park and cycling on Sauvie Island (you might hit one of the fruit seasons just right and be able to pick your own). Portland is very much a city but... See More