Travel Excursion News

Currin Bridge Lane County Oregon online

January 19th ’18

As the new year is well on its way, new travel plans and destinations are on my schedule. In February, I will explore the trails and beach around Kalaloch Lodge in Fork’s Washington. In May, I travel to the Scottish Highlands and then visit Ireland to stay in Castles and travel the west coast of the country.

This past fall, I visited the southern Willamette Valley and the coastal town of Yachats, Oregon. My article on Lane County with its picturesque covered bridges, wineries and some great B&Bs is located on my Feature Articles page. In addition, the Currin Covered Bridge photo to the left will be featured in Alaska’s Inflight Magazine in February. If you happen to be on Alaska Airlines in February, pick up a copy and read more about Oregon’s incredible covered bridges: Page 3, http://www.paradigmcg.com/digitaleditions/abm-0218/html5/


Hiker at Hovenweep With Sleeping Ute Mountain in Background

November 13th ’17

The fall has been busy but it has been beautiful in Oregon, Colorado and Washington. I have hiked in the high desert and gone on a fabulous wine tour. My article on Mesa Verde Country is up on my Feature Articles page and part two will be published in On Dec. 1st. My radio show on Oregon’s Wine Country is up on my Radio Shows page.

I am going to visit Portland, Oregon in December to experience a Christmas gala of the breath-taking Zoolights and the Grotto, as well as visit a British pub and the Pittock Mansion, dressed in holiday decor. Portland is a wonderful destination to celebrate the magic of the season.



October 9th ’17

I visited Mesa Verde Country in Southwest Colorado at the end of Sept. for a fascinating tour of Ancestral Puebloan sites and the state’s beautiful high desert country.  For the radio show on this intriguing tour, visit my Radio Shows page. articles will be under my Feature Articles page in Nov.

Last week, I returned from an exciting tour of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country and a haunted B&B that used to be the light-keeper’s house for Haceta Head, along Oregon’s coast. The radio show will be up next week and articles will be on my Feature Articles page in Dec.

In late October, I can’t wait to tour Sauvie Island, just outside of Portland, Oregon, for hiking, biking, birding and a few agricultural tours.


20170928_174316-01August 15th ’17

Late summer is approaching and soon school will start. The days grow shorter, the air crisp and the lowlands often see fog rolling across the landscape. The fall brings a plethora of travel opportunities that take advantage of the season’s gorgeous foliage. I’m excited to seek out the fall season with visits to Mesa Verde, Colorado and Oregon’s Willamette Valley and beautiful Yachats on the coast in September. In Oregon, I’ll explore a tea and olive plantation, as well as go on a fabulous Oregon wine tasting tour. In Yachats, I’ll take the Heceta Head Lighthouse tour and stay in the Light-keeper’s B&B that overlooks the rugged and scenic ocean. Look for articles and radio shows in October.

On my Radio Shows page, listen to my Tea Safari in Seattle and tour of Depot Bay and Newport Oregon.


Depot Bay

June 1st ’17

Prerecorded two radio shows On the Travel Planners Radio Show for Depot Bay and Newport, Oregon and a show on my Seattle Tea Safari. both shows will air internationally over 24 stations this June  and will be available on my Radio Shows Page in late June as well.

The El Paso, Texas radio show is now available on my Radio Shows Page.





May 11th ’17

Just returned from El Paso, Texas where I ate breakfast with Zebras, rode up a tram for stunning, aerial views, went wine tasting, toured the famous Lucchese boot factory and attended a magical performance of Phantom Of the Opera at the beautiful Plaza Theater! Not to mention, numerous excellent restaurants, such as legendary Cattleman’s Steakhouse.  Look for the upcoming article on my Feature Articles page in June and a radio show on Travel Planners on my radio page next week.

I will travel throughout the summer and add Oregon Wine Country and the coast to my adventures, as well as Mesa Verde, Colorado.



Wine Country

April 5th ’17

I am off on an exciting press tour to El Paso in a few weeks and can’t wait to explore this famous Texas town. I will also attend a performance of Phantom Of The Opera!

The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and Oregon Wine Country, with its 500 wineries, is on par with Napa and Sonoma, California. My journey will take me to fantastic wineries with superb views, gorgeous spas and several amazing restaurants. In addition, I will kayak up to a wine bar, bike a portion of a 150-mile bike trail and visit a tea plantation and more. Keep an eye out for upcoming articles on my Features Page.



March 16th ’17

Spring is on the horizon and it’s time to plan for travel adventures.  I meet with the wonderful PR people from Oregon Wine Country next week; in May, I travel to  sunny and exciting El Paso Texas and then on to the beautiful, Oregon Wine Country to visit award-winning wineries, spas, a tea plantation and spectacular restaurants. I will add the articles and radio shows in June. Until then have a great spring and have fun planning your own travel adventures!



sunny day leavenworth

January 25th ’17

The holiday season has passed, but for many, snowy landscapes still cross the U.S. I spent a week in Leavenworth, Washington in January during Icefest. I stayed at a fabulous Inn with a spa room, hiked around the outskirts of town and took part in the fun activities during the festivals. From Ice carving to great family events, Icefest was a blast.

To hear about Leavenworth’s Icefest and more, visit my Radio Shows Page.




December 6th ’16

The Holiday season is here with so many beautiful destinations to visit. Victoria, B.C., Canada is definitely one of my favorite cities during the Christmas season with the fabulous shimmering lights of Butchart Gardens to holiday-themed hotels and fun events for the whole family.

Take a peak at my article on Christmas in Victoria B.C. on the Feature Articles Page for a wonderful overview of exciting attractions and events in this beautiful city!




November 16th ’16

My tour of Greater Palm Springs was excellent! The warm weather, fabulous resorts, cuisine, arts and culture intrigued and energized me. In particular, I found the architecture of the mid-century modern homes fascinating. Click on the Radio Shows page to hear all about Greater Palm Springs destination.

Look for the up-coming article on Greater Palm Springs on the Feature Articles page in December.

Off to an exciting Tourism Ireland dinner and reception this evening and a Tourism Montana lunch next month. A lot of upcoming travels this next year with radio shows and articles to share.




mcpike-mansionOctober 4th ’16

There are a lot of fun and scary destinations that will thrill you with history, mystery and the down-right-weird. check out Travel Excursion’s Features Page for one of the most haunted cities in America, Alton, Illinois. In addition, explore TE’s Press Releases Page that provides several cities offering a bevy of haunted events and attractions this season that you won’t want to miss!




September 30th ’16

In a few weeks I will travel to the nine cities of Greater Palm Springs for an exciting and visually stunning Arts & Culture Tour. Several cities on the tour include, Palm Springs, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Desert and more. I look forward to experiencing art, architecture, great cuisine and fabulous accommodations. Check back for radio shows and articles on Greater Palm Springs!




August 30th ’16Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine Texas Travel Excursion

I visited the cities of Grapevine, San Angelo and Abilene, Texas on a marvelous travel tour this month. While in Grapevine, I tried several excellent wines by Messina Hof Winery, such as the Double-Gold medal winner, GSM red! As I enjoyed my fabulous wine, I rode on a fun Jazz-wine train for a lovely scenic tour. In addition,  I had a great time exploring Legoland and discovering the fascinating marine life at the Sea Life Aquarium. I will definitely visit this wonderful city again.

San Angelo and Abilene Tour

San Angelo and Abilene, Texas, offer many fascinating and fun attractions, as well as awesome cuisine.  From haunted brothels and 19th century forts, to storybook sculptures and intriguing zoos, these two cities captivated me. The article links for both cities will appear on my Features Page in a few months.

New Travels

I am headed to Vancouver Island followed by Greater Palm Springs in October for an exciting tour on arts and culture for my next Travel Excursion adventures.

June 20th ’16Highclere Castle in Newbury, England - Travel Excursion

I just returned from a fabulous press tour in Southwest England that included Bath, Bradford On Avon, Tetbury and Newbury; home to Highclere Castle and TV’s popular Downtown Abbey. I will have numerous upcoming articles and will post the links on my Feature Articles page once published. For the radio show on Highclere Castle, visit my Radio Shows page.


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