Thursday, July 31, 2014

My First Feature Article in Northwest Travel Magazine!

Summer Adventure Activities (Not Just for Adrenaline Junkies)!
By Mattie John Bamman
Published July 2014 in Northwest Travel Magazine

Photo © John Malmberg

Warm summer days inspire adventure. Places never explored. Untried challenges to test your mettle. From Washington and Oregon to Idaho, they await—crampons, paddles, surfboards and expert guides at your fingertips.

Welcome to another summer in the Northwest.

While adventure activities can seem extreme, many are increasingly accessible to beginners—no experience necessary—and most can be enjoyed within a day. Let these top picks be your call to adventure...

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Guide to Wine Tasting at Seattle's Urban Wineries

You don't even have to drive the 30 minutes to Woodinville, Washington, to taste wine at Seattle's urban wineries. Check out my article, Seattle's Urban Wineries, in the latest issue of Northwest Travel Magazine, for wine recommendations, tasting room hours, and prices (psst: most tastings are free!).



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Photo Outtakes: Discovering Wine in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

There are always a few photos left over after the design folks get finished with an article, so I thought I'd begin sharing the outtakes. Here are the outtakes from my most recent publication, Discovering Wine in the Okanagan Valley, Northwest Travel Magazine 2014 June issue.

McIntyre Bluff, Okanagan Lake, and Blue Mountain Winery's vineyard.

--> Christie and Matt Mavety, owners of Blue Mountain Winery
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Okanagan Crush Pad owner Christine Coletta with fresh eggs


--> Tantalus Old Vines Riesling
--> Tinhorn Creek Vineyard
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Spring buds in the Vineyard

--> Southern Okanagan Valley in the evening

New Article on Eater.com: Why Haven’t American Truffles Taken Root Yet?

Originally published on Eater.com Written by Mattie John Bamman At a private party in Eugene, Oregon earlier this year, the night’s c...