Sexy beaches, charming islands, and romantic wine retreats: who says you need a passport to travel to paradise?

Willamette Valley

Why here: Call it the anti-Napa: Despite a rep for producing the best pinot noirs outside of Burgundy, this sleepy swath of vineyards, marionberry farms, and mammoth firs, just an hour from Portland, can still feel like an untouristed secret.

See and do: Most of the 316 wineries, many family run, are open to visitors. We recommend Adelsheim Vineyard, because you can sip your samples on a mountain-view terrace, and Rex Hill, for its jammy 2010 Jacob Hart pinot noir. In between, fuel up with foraged-mushroom orecchiette at McMinn­ville's Walnut City Kitchen.

Stay: At Newberg's 85-room Allison Inn (at left), you'll find wine facials and a concierge with enough clout to get you into closed-to-the-public estates. Or try Dundee's nine-suite Black Walnut Inn, which has its own winery. From $315; The Allison Inn & Spa. From $185; Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard.

Photo: Courtesy of Allison Inn & Spa

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