Looking for an affordable and fun vacation this year? How about considering Oregon, even better how about Bend, Oregon. It really is so beautiful here and with our economy being so down, you might want to consider staying in the US instead of flying out. We are still a decent drive but..road trips are good family events. It seems to me that we get to know our families a little more being stuck in a car for a few hours..come on now! Besides, Bend host some the most famous breweries in the Pacific Northwest..you have to come try it.
Central Oregon has a lot to offer year round. In the winter we love to ski at Mt.Bachelor. I have had the opportunity to get to ski for $29 midweek this year at the 6th largest ski resort in the US. You can check out their website to get a better idea of how majestic this mountain really is. We also have snow shoeing, snow mobiling, cross country skiing, dog sled events, and sledding and so much more..I can't think of it all.
In the summer, we offer lots of great camping. Oh gosh the camping is endless here. World class fly fishing, boating, jet skiing, water skiing, hiking, gathering, and mountain bike riding. By the way many world athletes come to practice triathlons here - swimming, running and biking because of our incredible environment. And, even hunting is a sport around here. (not mine though)
Oregon in general is just a great state all together. If you have time, stop in Sisters, Oregon. Every year they have the most wonderful Quilt Show and the best darn Rodeo. This is where the true cowboys live in the West. Right here 30 miles away from me.