It was happenstance that we stumbled upon Anna Jacobs' Instagram feed. It was very deliberate when we reached out to ask her to contribute to our magazine (shortly after, she launched her photography website). Here, she takes us on an adventure through Bend, Oregon - from sleeping under the stars to hiking green and misty waterfalls and standing atop awe-inspiring cliffs to take in awe-inspiring views.Located in Central Oregon, Bend has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country these past few years. You’ll spot it on "Best Of" lists for outdoor enthusiasts, retirees, settling families and wanderlusts alike. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful scenery year round, mountains and waterfalls-galore, and an unbelievable dedication to community-focused events, Bend makes for a pretty wonderful place to call home. I moved to Bend about 2.5 years ago from New York City. It was a leap of faith, a wonderful adventure moving 3,000 miles away from home to a place I had visited just twice. Bend has encouraged me to explore the great outdoors and to rediscover my love for photography.
Six Must-Stop-Stare-and-Awe Spots in Bend, Oregon