Travel Oregon, Deschutes Brewery story

Here’s a story I wrote recently on Deschutes Brewery and their small batch program. Enjoy!
“Big Brewer Thinking Small”

Brew Collaboration – Travel Oregon

I had a great time tagging along with Terminal Gravity and GoodLife brewers as they collaborated to make Two-G, a red ale to be released on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the story in Travel Oregon.

Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, Second Edition


My book “Day Trips From Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” is still on the nonfiction bestsellers shelf at Powell”s in downtown Portland, Oregon!

Even better news came in last week. I”ve signed casino online the contract to write the updated revision, second edition “Day Trips From Portland”, to be released next spring.

Hooray! Oregon road trip here I come.

Stay tuned for more details.

PS This book is a great Christmas gift for the Oregon lover you know, if I do say so myself.

Portland Monthly Magazine Interview


Thanks Portland Monthly Magazine for interviewing me for the Tripster Wanderlust Blog.

Kim Cooper Findling’s Favorite Places

A tireless Oregonian travel writer reveals her favorite spots, her travel bucket list, and her weirdest writing retreat.


What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii

libbyelihawaiiEver go on vacation and wish you’d be someone else for the week? Just really get away from it all, including yourself? Last year, my oldest daughter spent our Hawaiian vacation being a boy.”

That’s the first paragraph of my essay “What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii,” which is on Brain, Child Magazine.

I wrote it a couple of years ago, so fun to see it see the light! And a great reminder that my chickens are not only awesome humans but the source of really great material. You can’t make this stuff up! Thanks, babies. Keep it up.

John Day Fossil Beds Day Trip

John-Day-Fossil-BedsCheck out my story about a tour of the John Day Fossil Beds region in the Spring issue of Central Oregon Magazine.

Read here.


Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Award


I won second place in the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Excellence In Craft Contest, for an article in the mobile casino Camping/Travel category for 2013.

The story was written for Alaska Air Magazine last summer and ran in the August issue of both Alaska Air Magazine at its affiliated Horizon Air Edition.

Read it here.

They sent me this lovely certificate and a check for $50.

Hip hip hooray! It”s the little things, you know?


Upcoming Workshops

SOLO 1Hello!

I’m teaching writing classes several times in the next few months.

I’ll be appearing with fellow “Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life” authors at Deschutes Public Library, February 9 2 p.m.

I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit and What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at the South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach on February 15.

I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at Nature of Words in Bend on March 5.

I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Nature of Words in Bend on April 10.

I’ll be teaching Mining Memory for Gold in Memoir and Essay on on May 14 at Nature of Words in Bend.

I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting and Keeping Magazine Writing Gigs and Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Willamette Writers Conference August 1 – 3 in Portland.

Hope to see some of you out there!


Upcoming Travel Writing Workshop in Bend

IMG_0142“Travel Writing for Fun and Profit” with Kim Cooper Findling

Thursday, January 16; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Nature of Words Literary Arts Center, 224 NW Oregon Ave. Bend, OR
Class fee: $30 per person

Ever dreamt of becoming a travel writer?  This workshop will help you learn to think like a travel writer, pitch ideas to editors, break into the travel market, and bring place and experience to life on the page.  Be prepared for a hands-on writing activities.

See Nature of Words website to sign up!

Nationally published writier Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast and has lived in Central Oregon since 1995.  Her work has appeared in Horizon Air, Runner’s World, Sky West, The Best Places to Kiss NW, Western Art and Architecture, High Desert Journal, and more.  She is the author of Day Trips from Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.  Kim was the 2011 winner of the Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest, is an ambassador to Travel Oregon’s Ask Oregon program, and is the editor of Central Oregon Magazine.  She lives with her family in Bend.

Lava Lands in Alaska Air Magazine



My story on Lava Lands, Newberry Crater and Central Oregon Recreation is in this month’s Alaska Air and Horizon Air Magazines.

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