Seaside – Jan/Feb/March 2018
Pensicola – Feb and March
Olympia – Jan/Feb 2018
Medford Rogue Valley Feb – March
Cannon Beach – February – April

Wine and Ski Experts Join RFT as Editors

In an effort to continually improve our offerings to our readers, RFT Editor-in-Chief announced that has added two new editors: Yvette Cardozo as RFT Ski Editor and Julie Pegg as Wine Editor (Canada).

“I’m delighted that Julie and Yvette have agreed to become editors at,” says Bobbie. “Both of these veteran travel writers bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their fields. Yvette is an ace skier  who brings not only ski expertise, but also a great eye for photography. Julie is a true wine aficionado and has the heart of a teacher. Both editors have unique voices, and their knowledge and keen wit to their stories. We’re looking forward to some great work from them.”

Cardoza, a ski expert

Ski Editor Yvette Cardozo

Ski Editor Yvette comes with 40 years of ski experience. The veteran travel writer has skied in  knee deep powder all over the world. She’s also participated in several multi-day snowmobile trips and once did an eight day dogsled trip above the Arctic Circle where she drove her own dog team. She lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest.

Look for Yvette to bring RFT readers exciting ski stories (that often include a food angle) and other stories and fabulous photos. You can check out some of Yvette’s latest ski stories:

“North Shore: The Gentle Side of Tahoe’s Ski Scene,”

“Castle Mountain, Alberta: Skier Heaven”

“Sun Peaks Wine Festival: Wine Wisdom and Powder Skiing”

Homewood, Ski, Lake Tahoe, couple, views

Nearly every run offers a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. Photo courtesy Homewood Mountain Resort.


And some of her non-ski stories:

“Cruising with Hawaiian Mantas and More”

 “Oyster Crazy in the Florida Panhandle”

“Swimming — and Making Friends — with the Belugas” and more!


Julie Pegg Wine Expert Canada

Wine Editor Julie Pegg

Vancouver, B.C. resident Julie Pegg is our expert on all things wine. For more than 15 years, Julie has been writing about food and wine for publications like EAT magazine. She recently contributed to the wine guide Island Wineries of British Columbia.

She honed her wine expertise working for the British Columbia Liquor Board in Vancouver where she was a product consultant for 14 of her 24 years there. Julie is also an amateur cook who loves culinary travel and farmers’ markets and wine shops are always her first stop.

Umbria wine country, Orvieto, Italy

The Umbria region of Italy is green year-round.

Julie recently represented as a wine expert and speaker at the International Wine Tourism Conference in Umbria, Italy. You can read about her impressions on wine and food in Italy with her “Umbria: Slow Wine (and Food) at a Fast Past” and “The Green Heart of Italy: Slow Wine Italy (part 2).”

Watch for Julie’s stories in our Wine, Brews, & Spirits section, including:

“Winter Drink Pairings for the Holidays”

“Enamored of Amarone: Perfect for Cool Weather”

“Cool Climate Chardonnays Surprise and Delight”

“Ah Summer Wine: Give Italian Varietals a Try”

And more.






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Bobbie Hasselbring

RFT founder and the website's former editor-in-chief, Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. She's been an award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook.