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Myrna has authored more than a dozen Northwest travel guides including Off the Beaten Path Oregon (ten editions); Off the Beaten Path Washington (four editions); Visiting Northwest Public & Private Gardens; Recommended Bed & Breakfasts Pacific Northwest, and Bed & Breakfast Northwest (two editions). She teaches Travel Writing and Novel Writing at area colleges and conferences. “In more than 25 years of researching and writing about the greater Pacific Northwest, I still love this vast scenic region."

TIM NEVILLE, Freelance Writer

TIM NEVILLE, Freelance Writer

Travel & Words Spring ’15 welcomes freelance writer TIM NEVILLE as a Presenter. Tim epitomizes the Travel & Words theme: Research at Home and Away. Pitch. Write. Publish. Tim first “Researched at Home,” at a Montana newspaper on a hard news beat. Later, he re-focused his insatiable curiosity to “Researching Away” as a fulltime freelance […]

Sunriver Resort & Village Eateries

Sunriver Resort & Village Eateries

Eateries Open at Sunriver Resort Lodge, March and April 2015: Merchant Trader Café Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.. and located on lower level in the main lodge (541-593-3790 or Ext. 3790). Crosswater Grille Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Upscale dining, located at the nearby Crosswater Golf Course, reservations recommended (541-593-3400 or […]

Program Highlights for Spring ’15

Program Highlights for Spring ’15

Travel and Words ’15 April 26—27, 2015 Sunriver Resort, Oregon (located in Sunriver, about 15 miles south of Bend) Since the final details for the conference are still being confirmed, there may be additions and changes in the Program Schedule, so please stay tuned. Sunday, April 26, 2015     12:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. 12:00 p.m. Conference Check-In […]

Travel & Words: April 26-27, 2015

Travel & Words: April 26-27, 2015

Save the date for the next Northwest Travel Writers Conference, Travel and Words Spring ’15, April 26-27th! Freelance writers will explore and research at Sunriver Resort, in Sunriver, Oregon (located about 15 miles south of Bend via Hwy 97) in the scenic high desert region of Central Oregon next spring. Freelance writers will get acquainted with […]

Travel and Words ’15 Conference

On April 26-27th, freelance writers will explore and research at Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR in the scenic high desert region of Central Oregon next spring. Get acquainted with Lava Butte, Lava Cast Forest, Lava River Cave and snow-capped peaks on the western horizon as well as delicious Brews and Breweries, new Cideries, casual and fine Eateries, and […]

Sharpen Your Writing Skills at the Workshop Intensives

Sharpen Your Writing Skills at the Workshop Intensives

Sharpen your writing and marketing skills for greater success at the Travel and Words workshop intensives. As soon as the conference convenes, registered attendees can sign up for two different workshops on Monday, one in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Each workshop usually runs 1-1/2 hours. This year, learn about creating a […]

Attend Travel and Words: May 18-19, 2014

Attend Travel and Words: May 18-19, 2014

The Northwest is a story-rich region that has the full attention of travel publishers who are looking for great content. We consider the Northwest region to include, for Travel and Words events:  Oregon, Washington, Idaho, western Montana, British Columbia and Alaska. At Travel and Words Spring ’14 in Spokane, WA, May 18-19, 2014, Davenport Hotel, […]

Travel and Words ’14 Program Highlights

Travel and Words ’14 Program Highlights

Sunday, May 18, 2014     2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Optional Morning Event: Flowerfield Room, Davenport Hotel Get acquainted with the area’s history with local historian, Harla Jean Biever. Learn about Spokane’s early history from the disastrous 1889 fire into the early 1900s.  Entrepreneur Louis “Louie” Davenport, architect Kirtland Cutter, and others including mining and railroad […]

Add Travel and Words ’14 to your Calendar

Add Travel and Words ’14 to your Calendar

The Northwest is a story-rich region that has the attention of travel publishers who are looking for great content. Want to write about scenic destinations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and Alaska? You missed the Early Bird rate? Not to worry, the regular registration, $125, is also a great bargain that offers a […]

Program Highlights for Spring ’14

Program Highlights for Spring ’14

Here’s a sampling of events planned for Sunday May 18, 2014: 10:00 a.m. Optional morning event: Flowerfield Room, Davenport Hotel Get acquainted with Spokane’s history with a local historian. This fascinating Inland Northwest history also includes such interesting characters as Gamblers and Card Sharks, Rascals and Skinflints, Suffragettes and Temperance Union workers (during Prohibition years), […]

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Vancouver Island, BC: Unique Story Ideas

Traveling to Vancouver Island, BC, and only visiting the provincial capital of Victoria is like having a hot fudge sundae and only eating the cherry garnish on top; it is tasty, but you miss the flavorful richness of the entire dessert. Travel writers seeking unique story ideas about family-friendly Vancouver Island destinations with outstanding scenic […]

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