Northern Travel: The Meaning of a Place

In this week’s What’s Happening Podcast, visit a story from our Northern Travel issue — EW News Reporter Kelly Kenoyer’s history with Ketchikan, Alaska. This episode is straight-forward audio storytelling with Kenoyer narrating the experiences she’s had with her family in Ketchikan, but more broadly, this story is about what a certain place can mean to a person, and a family. To read Kenoyer’s full story, and other northern travel-related stories that layout trips to Vancouver Island, Wyoming and the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, read our full Northern Travel issue out Thursday, Oct. 5, in a red EW box near you, or online at

Music in this episode includes:

– “Say Something” by Ryan Little
– “失われた未来を求めて (In Search of the Lost Future)” by Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music
– “Magnificent” by Elbow

This podcast was produced by Meerah Powell. Story and voicing are by Kelly Kenoyer with additional voicing by Rick Levin.

Roam Oregon

Ten fall events worth the journey

Eugene and Springfield have a lot to offer in terms of activities — one look at our weekly events calendar will tell you that. But since this is the travel issue, we’re encouraging you to take a step outside Lane County and check out what the rest of Oregon has going on this fall. From storytelling festivals to boat parades, hop on a bus or carpool to these autumn escapades.    Oregon’s Alpenfest Joseph, Oregon Sept. 24-27 Continue reading 

I Dream Corvallis

On the romantic illusions of road tripping

Having lived here going on eight years now, Eugene has become like family for me: I love it, but sometimes I don’t like it very much. For all the ballyhooed benefits of its artsy liberal veneer and outdoorsy appeal, Eugene remains, at its core, a small town steeped in vice, fractured by disarray and floundering in untapped potential — sorta dirty, kinda unpretty and altogether a tad menacing and drug-addled, like a white utopia revved up on the downslide. Continue reading