At water's edge: Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon, Juine 2013. Photo by Carla Shryock
At water's edge: Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon, Juine 2013. Photo by Carla Shryock
Southern Oregon WINE COUNTRY
Sara Parker pours some
white wine in Bridgeview’s
rural Cave Junction winery
tasting room.
Photo by Carla Shryock.

‘The hobby got out of hand’

Lelo and Bob Kerivan’s Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery now produces 65,000 cases and their trademark blue bottles.


Textures of Tuscany

Photographer Bill Miller creates his own definition of Tuscany through his camera lens in his exhibit "Textures of Tuscany."

"It struck me that the definition of texture as a fabric – and that fabric being a society’s structure – was a wonderful way to attempt to visually define Tuscany," Bill writes. "To do this I wanted to look at many of the individual threads that have made up Tuscan society for the last 500 years. With this in mind we focused our camera on the simple things – the everyday things - that you see in Tuscany."

See his photos and the rest of his story.
Southern Oregon Outdoors
Betty Carlton of Redding, CA, zips between the trees in May 2013. Photo by Dan Shryock

HIgh Wire Act

Everyone has a fear. Fear of heights is a common in this household. So the time came to tackle that fear by ziplining with Rogue Valley Zipline adventures.


Here's a glossary of terms to help you enjoy dining in Tuscany

Dining out in Tuscany is an amazing experience. Sometimes, however, the language barrier can diminish your enjoyment. We've found a website that provides a great list of terms to help you feel comfortable even though you don't speak la lingua. Look over these terms!


Empty Nest Explorers is a new blog by Carla and Dan Shryock, two Oregon-based travel writers determined to find new experiences throughout the United States and Europe.

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