Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose, based in the Portland, Oregon area, travels throughout the West and beyond writing about destinations, services, accommodations, events and local cuisine. As an expert in cultural tourism, her writing reflects that passion. She is drawn to the ruggedness of the West and its natural beauty yet isn’t above soaking in a resort spa or dining at a five star restaurant. She is a member of The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. She has won awards for her photography and accompanies her articles with her own images. When not out exploring, she can be seen at Vancouver, Washington dog parks with Cinnamon and Francesca.

Posts by Elizabeth Rose

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  • 1
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    I’ve learned that traveling close to home, sticking to the Western U.S., gives me the same exciting and rich experiences I had when traveling in other countries. Not all that far from home I’ve encountered places where my language is not spoken and I’m a cultural outsider. I’ve been to UNESCO World Heritage sites. When I travel locally, I can find any type of cuisine from a myriad of countries to savor and learn about. And, it’s easy on the pocketbook to travel close to home!

  • 2
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Surprise! You’re going off-roading up a mountain! In Canyonlands National Park I was offered a 4×4 ride. Easy enough, I thought. But this ride took us up rocky hillsides, through canyons so narrow the driver had to pull in his side mirrors, and on trails where you didn’t dare look down. And I loved the experience and the photos I took… when I wasn’t holding on for dear life!

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    What's the most underrated destination in your opinion?

    The Kitsap Peninsula of Washington is much less known than the Seattle area which is just across the Puget Sound. I spent a month exploring this peninsula and discovered a world class Bonsai display garden, a captivating lighthouse, a fascinating tribal museum, a thriving arts community and a Norwegian village with the best pastries I’ve ever tasted!

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    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I’ve come to enjoy car and van travel. I like stopping in out of the way places on the spur of the moment, photographing an elk herd that appears unexpectedly in a meadow and taking all my gear and clothing along with me as I travel. Yes, it takes longer than flying airport to airport, but I see and experience more.