Skamania Lodge Aerial Park


The last time we stayed at Skamania Lodge we flew through the trees on their Zip Line course. You can read about that adventure here. They were just building the Aerial Park and we made

Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour


Planning a trip to the Columbia River Gorge is exciting and can also be an exercise in decision making. It would be very easy to spend weeks here hiking, wine tasting, taking scenic drives and

Martin’s Gorge Tours


Where do I begin? It would be difficult to try and describe what the Columbia River Gorge is to someone who has not been there. So I won’t. Here are a few photos and videos

Balch Hotel


Dufur. Where is that? Good question. Actually it is just a few minutes from the Dalles, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge. Coming from Portland on I-84 and veering south down 197 you pass through

Skamania Lodge


Growing up in Tacoma, Washington some of my fondest memories are spending a week at Paradise Lodge on Mt. Ranier hiking with my Mom. I guess that is why I have a love for wilderness

Cathedral Ridge Winery


We have visited Cathedral Ridge Winery on more than one occasion. The last time we were invited to the barrel room to taste the 2017 vintages that were just months away from being released. One

About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


Music from Xplore Film

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