Elizabeth Rose, based near Portland, Oregon, travels throughout the West and beyond writing about destinations, accommodations, events, and local cuisine on her blog Travel Rants and Raves. As an expert in cultural tourism, her writing reflects that passion. She has won awards for her photography and accompanies her articles with her own images. She also provides photos for magazine covers, websites, and magazine articles. When not out exploring, she can be found in her garden or at Vancouver, Washington dog parks with her two coonhounds.