Editor’s Note: We recently unveiled Ask Oregon, a program that allows travelers to ask “Oregon Experts” about traveling throughout the state. We’d like to introduce you to our experts and will be featuring them periodically here on the Travel Oregon Blog. This week, we’d like to introduce you to our Eastern Oregon Ambassador, Lynne Curry!

What’s your favorite thing about living in Oregon?
Its bounty—not only food, but all the access to water and mountains in every corner of the state.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy Oregon?

Road trips—short or long—that lead to another great trailhead and campsite.

What’s the one tip you always give to visitors?
Travel slow because there’s more than meets the eye anywhere you go in Oregon, and the people you’ll meet along the way are some of the real treasures.

Describe your perfect Oregon Vacation…
There are really too many to mention, but a family biking trip to the Malheur Wildlife Sanctuary that incorporates views of Steens Mountain and the Alvord Desert is excellent for spring or fall travel.

Have a question for Lynne? Ask her here in the comments or find out other ways to contact her on our Facebook Page.

About the Author: Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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