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winter 2018

Notes from the Adventure

Notes from the Adventure TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO FUN Oregon Trail Meets Washington Wines Group touring offers this traveler a new approach to adventure WRITTEN BY CATIE JOYCE-BULAY A NATURAL STORYTELLER, Guy Glaeser chose to create a tour around good stories. Rather than focus on the iconic and obvious sights, he wanted to showcase the lesser-known treasures of Eastern Washington, where he and his wife, Robin, live and run the new tour company, InquisiTours. The tour centers on the mighty Columbia River. He notes that throughout history, rivers are where things happen. “I wanted to figure out how to bring the river to life and all the tributaries of culture and history that flow from that,” he said. Typically not a group traveler, I was intrigued by this concept, and felt it might be a great way to gain a deeper understanding of my new home state. Right after booking the four-night trip, I could already see I was going to enjoy the guided experience. When planning a vacation, my Type A modus operandi is to do extensive research on everything from the perfect place to stay to the best brunch. But that was all done for me, which felt liberating—my only job on this vacation was to enjoy it. Through the mountains in style We all met up in Seattle’s 101-year-old King Street Station. The beautifully restored train station, with its carved ceilings and bronze chandeliers, set the perfect tone 30 | WINTER 2018 ontrakmag.com

Enjoy our classic Oregon wines & breathtaking vineyard views Please join us and learn about the amazing story of our winery and the Oregon wine industry as you take in the sweeping views of the vineyard. The setting is warm and relaxing to enjoy our wines and pair with seasonal dishes. Cozy, winter getaways. Wine Tasting | Daily Food Pairings Menu | Winery Tours | Wine Dinners OPEN DAILY 11 AM - 6 PM WillametteValleyVineyards.com 8800 Enchanted Way SE · Turner, OR 503-588-9463 · info@wvv.com Jim Bernau, Founder/Winegrower 804 10 th St Bellingham WA 360.756.1005 thechrysalisinn.com McMinnville Eugene Remarkable wines in a chic, urban setting open daily 11 am - 5 pm ElizabethChambersCellar.com ~ 503-412-9765 455 NE Irvine St, McMinnville, OR 97128 from pinot noir to malbec, experience an outstanding collection of oregon wines at eugene’s original winery. open daily 12-5 pm | SilvanRidge.com ~ 541-345-1945

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