Tim Neville

Contributing Writer, Via

Tim Neville is an avid hiker, fly fisher, skier and language learner who has traveled to nearly 80 countries to report his stories, some of which he has discussed on The Splendid Table, Travel with Rick Steves, and NPR’s Morning Edition. He lives in Central Oregon with his wife and daughter, and he has been writing for Via since 2012.

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He is a correspondent for Outside magazine and freelancer for the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and CNN. His work has also been published in The Best American Travel Writing, The Best American Sports Writing and Best Food Writing series as well as in other anthologies.


In 2015 Tim was named a Travel Writer of the Year (second place) by the Society of American Travel Writers.

Brush Creek Distillery at sunset.

A Weekend in Carbon County, Wyoming

Pack the cowboy boots and some Gore-Tex apparel on a winter escape.
Colorful buildings and the pier reflect off the water in Juneau, Alaska.

A Weekend in Juneau, Alaska

The state capital boasts massive rainforests, mountains, and glaciers.
Mountain retreats in Whistler, British Columbia, blanketed in snow.

Best Mountain Towns for Winter

These four mountain towns deliver the best of winter.
Joshua Tree National Park rocky landscape, California, image

Palm Springs Winter Escape

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park peak in winter with hip offerings and outdoor adventure.
A man zip lines in Klamath Falls, Oregon, picture

What to do in Klamath Falls, Oregon

Klamath Falls offers outdoor adventures, historical sites, and comfort food.
two horse team pull a carriage of sightseers on a snowy day at Black Butte Ranch in Sisters, Oregon

Things to Do in Sisters, Oregon

Discover this base camp for outdoor winter fun that's also big on holiday spirit.
Golden sunlight illuminates the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Tualatin Valley, Oregon Weekend Trip

Fall in this fertile basin boasts fruitful farmers’ markets, sightings of migrating geese, and a pumpkin regatta.
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon at sunset.

7 Scenic Drives in the West

Answer the call of the open road with trips to see rivers, craggy coasts, and mountain passes.
aerial view of Salem, Oregon's Deepwood Museum and its gardens in autumn

Things to Do and Eat in Salem, Oregon

Celebrate fall in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
Scenic State Route 143 in Utah with mountains and clouds in the background

Hoodoos Less Traveled: Cedar Breaks National Monument

High-desert delights without the crowds.
Petunia the pig greets visitors at Rosse Posse Acres in Molalla, Oregon

Oregon's Summer Bounty: Molalla Country Farm Loop

Eat delectable berries, pick flowers, and meet baby alpacas, too.
Astoria-Megler Bridge spanning the lower Columbia River, Astoria, Oregon

What to Do in Astoria, Oregon

Where the Columbia meets the wild Pacific, maritime history mingles with modern crafts and cuisine.
hot air balloons soar over Walla Walla, Washington

Wine Weekend in Walla Walla, Washington

In the middle of the Palouse, find a thriving wine scene and all the good things that go with it.
two men trout fishing on the Metolius River at Camp Sherman near Bend, Oregon, picture

Summer Fun in Bend, Oregon

When the weather heats up in Bend, it's time to get in the water.
small crowd admires the custom quilts on display at Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon, picture

Things to Do in Central Oregon This Summer

Enjoy good brews, bites, music, and festivals when you visit Bend and Sisters, Oregon, this summer.