New on For the adventurer and explorer in all of us

Welcome outdoor lovers and adventure seekers!

Are you ready to explore the world around you, near or far? Are you ready to visit new places, take new challenges and do the things that bring spirit to your soul?

If the answer is 'yes' (and we hope it is), you'll enjoy our new Adventure & Exploration section on It's a place where we'll highlight travel destinations, getaway spots, scenic places, outdoor recreation and much more.

KATU's Travel & Outdoors Reporter, Shannon L. Cheesman, will be your guide.

Shannon is a veteran multimedia journalist at KATU and will be blogging, sharing photos and writing feature stories designed to get you out and about.

She'll also have special features like a Field Day Guide (a list of fun outdoor events/activities), a weekly photo gallery (the most stunning, interesting, wonderful photos that week) and Getaway Guides (spotlighting great escapes close to home).

Sound like fun? If so, be sure to bookmark our Adventure & Exploration section and visit often! You can also follow Shannon on Facebook and Twitter.