Travel Jottings

Celebrating the best bits and bobs to be found while exploring Europe and North America. Much is inspired by real outings, whether they were walking, cycling or photographic in nature, while virtual blundering in the name of planning them has turned up some gems too. Regardless of how they were found, I hope that they keep coming so I can continue to share new things with you here.


Trillium Lake and Mount Hood, Oregon, U.S.A.

When pondering possibilities for new trips across the Atlantic to North America, I explored what Oregon had to offer and came up with the list of websites that you find below. If such an excursion were to happen and the 2020 pandemic has dampened prospects a little, it could take me to Portland and then to other places along the Columbia river. Such a thing needs to wait for now but we all need our dreams, especially when times are challenging.


Ashland Chamber of Commerce


Astoria Riverfront Trolley

Astoria Warrenton


Bend Parks & Recreation


Cannon Beach

Chehalem Valley


Coos Bay

Crater Lake Hospitality

Depoe Bay

Discover Klamath

Eagle Cap Wilderness

Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Explore Washington Park


Gold Beach

Grant County

Grants Pass

Harney County

Historic Oregon City

Hood River Chamber of Commerce



Lake County

Lincoln City


Mount Adams Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre

Mount Bachelor

Mount Hood Railroad


Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce

The Oregon Coast

Oregon Garden

Oregon State Parks

Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

Port Orford


Portland Spirit Cruises

Sauvie Island


The Sisters Country

Travel Oregon

Travel Salem

Union County

Visit Baker

Visit Bend

Visit Corvallis

Visit Maupin

Visit McMinnville

Wallowa County