Second in series of specific destination guides (Wildlife Viewing, Oregon History-Heritage Sites and Parklands, etc.) written by Emmy Award–winning journalist Grant McOmie.
Series complements his popular GRANT'S GETAWAYS: 101 OREGON ADVENTURES general destination book (organized by month) as well as his GRANT'S GETAWAYS television broadcasts and web segments.
Covers 48 destinations in a practical seasonal guide.
Includes a map, 50 color photographs, and 20 sidebars with tips and contact information.
McOmie, Travel Oregon, and KGW NewsChannel 8 produce Grant’s Getaways segments in cooperation with the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Parks, and the Oregon State Marine Board. The weekly segments and programs feature themes such as fishing, urban hiking, surfing, geocaching, whale watching, kayaking, and white-water rafting. The show has reached approximately 2.8 million households annually, bringing to life the state’s many and varied natural resources and inspiring year-round travel throughout the region.
Many of Grant’s favorite kid-friendly outings are included in this handy guidebook and they have also been featured in the popular television Oregon travel series.
Activities will engage any kid, from archery to clamming on the coast to hunting for thundereggs to zip-lining through trees in an aerial adventure park.
Grant explored many of these outings as a child on family trips, and later as a father with his own children.
A big believer in teachable moments through touchable history, Grant is expert in providing educational content that kids truly enjoy.
A fifth-generation Oregonian, McOmie is a journalist, author, and teacher who realized he hadn’t seen enough of his native state and he has spent much of his thirty-year career as a news reporter exploring Oregon. He ended up enjoying his getaways so much that he decided to share these “teachable moments with touchable history” in a new Grant’s Getaways series of guidebooks.
McOmie, Travel Oregon, and KGW-TV produce Grant’s Getaways segments in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Parks, and the Oregon State Marine Board. The weekly segments and half-hour programs feature themes such as fishing, urban hiking, surfing, geocaching, and more. The book series also benefits from tremendous support from both Travel Oregon and KGW through cross-promotion efforts with each. His show reaches approximately 2.8 million households annually, and brings to life many of the state’s varied natural and cultural resources that inspire year-round travel throughout the state.