Oregon

MC's fashion team visit the USA's Pacific Northwest for a ranch-set shoot

WE FLEW TO…
Redmond in Central Oregon, which is easily reached via San Francisco. In March, return fares from London Heathrow with United Airlines (0845-844-4777; united airlines.co.uk) cost from £456. This beautiful state is ideal for an active holiday. Head west for adventures in the Cascade Mountains, east for cowboy country, or south to see volcanic landscapes. The Rough Guide to Oregon and Washington (£13.99, Rough Guides) is a comprehensive travel book, or contact Travel Oregon (01326-250213; www.traveloregon.com).

WE STAYED AT…
Two hotels close to the town of Bend. With golf courses and tennis courts, Sunriver Resort (www.sunriver-resort.com) is all about healthy fun (double rooms from £76), while the Shilo Inns Suites Hotel (www.shiloinns.com/oregon/bend.html), left, has two pools and a spa. Double rooms from £60 with breakfast.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE…
Ski at Mount Bachelor (www.mtbachelor.com). AmeriCan Ski (www.americanski.co.uk) can arrange packages.
Discover the true West on horseback. Sunriver Stables offers lessons and rides (www.sunriver-resort.com/stables.php).
Go canoeing on Cascade Lakes – see www.wanderlusttours.com for a range of outdoor adventures.
Hit the road. The state has a rich network of scenic byways, winding through spectacular landscapes. For details, go to www.byways.org.
Get shopping – there’s no sales tax in Oregon! Bend has several discount outlets; see www.visitbend.com.

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