Aubrey Janelle is a brand and lifestyle photographer living in Portland, Oregon. With a passion for journalism, her focus lies in creating a narrative that is authentic and alluring. See more of her travels in our Taste of Wild series.
Window to Southern Oregon
Window to the World Location:
This picture was taken along Oregon’s southern coastline, somewhere off US 101 between Port Orford and Brookings. It’s of my boyfriend and favorite travel buddy, Jon Moore. I don’t think I could road trip for days on end with anyone else.
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#windowtotheworld. You know that moment when you watch the person you love looking out at the vastness of the ocean and you get hit with a strange and wonderful feeling of being alive? As a #thorpartner for @thorindustries, @jonmoore_ and I were able to travel along the southern coast of Oregon, photographing our adventure for a week. RV travel is quite possibly the most luxurious and fun way to road trip. Seriously, millennial Portlanders, you’ve already come here to retire. I urge you to try it.
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Why do you like it here?
The southern Oregon coast is rugged and wonderful. It’s a photographers dream–offering just the right amount of adventure and solitude.
What noteworthy places are nearby?
To the north, you can find quirky seafood markets in Coos Bay. To the south, rugged rocks and ocean views for miles. Perfect for day hiking, and US 101 has tons of pull offs for driving breaks.
What’s your favorite part about this view?
How small I am in the grand scheme of things, a reminder from the natural world to stay humble.
How do you decide where to go next?
Flip a coin. Blindly drag my fingers across a map. Dream up the next landscape I want to immerse myself in. Allow locals to dictate the next destination and must-sees.
What’s one piece of advice you have for RVers?
For as much desire as we have to document moments and trips, remember to take a few moments to soak in the landscape without a camera. Just be.
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