Oregon

Meet: Cayla Sanderson

Meet: Cayla Sanderson

Name & Age? Cayla Sanderson, 24

Where's home? Page, Arizona USA

What was/is your last/current trip? The past eighty-eight days have been a whirlwind of adventures through SE Asia for me. I have nearly two months left and could not be more excited. It all began in Bangkok where I headed up north landing in Chiang Mai for a couple weeks. Taking the slow boat to Luang Prabang and staying there teaching English to preschoolers for a month. Continuing on to Vietnam I found some of the best people and most incredible adventures as I traveled from Hanoi and Saigon. What I did not realize when I first arrived in Vietnam is the impact it would have on me and the small piece of my heart I would leave there. I am currently sitting in Kampot, Cambodia enjoying the ceiling fan, while eating chicken Amok.

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Meet: Michelle DeVona

Name & Age? Michelle DeVona, 33

Where's home? As of right now, it's Portland, Oregon. The concept of "home" has always been somewhat ethereal to me, so I don't know if I will ever be able to attach it to any particular place.

What was/is your last/current trip? I drove across the USA last summer, concentrating mostly in the southwest. Inspired by the novel Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon, I made it a point to stay off interstates as much as possible, traveling instead on more scenic two lane roads. I ended up taking a break in San Diego for a couple weeks before heading up Highway 1, finishing in Seattle. This was actually my first time driving across my own country, so I got a real flavor of the vast landscapes and beauty that surround the open road

Meet: Valerie Brogden

Meet: Valerie Brogden

Name & Age? Valerie Brogden, 27

Where's home? Trying to find it. I grew up near Seattle and lived in Portland for the last 3 years but I don't think I'll return after this trip.

What was/is your last/current trip? I'm on a motorcycle/backpacking trip through the American west. So far I've been through Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. I've backpacked in The Redwoods, Tahoe, Yosemite, Zion, hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim, and many more places. I'm headed for Montana next.