Articles by Kim Cooper Findling

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Top Don’t-Miss Spots in Central Oregon

July 31st, 2017

Hosmer Lake near the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway I’ve lived in Oregon my whole life. I grew up on the Oregon Coast,…

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Oregon’s Coolest Cave Adventures for Kids

July 30th, 2017

There may not be any lost treasure (that we know of) in Oregon’s caves, but Indiana Jones could easily find his next…

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A Long Stay in the Umpqua Valley

July 28th, 2017

Many of us know Southern Oregon for Crater Lake National Park, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the sea stacks and…

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Protect Wildlife at Oregon’s Marine Reserves

July 20th, 2017

Did you know there are five marine reserves in Oregon, created in 2012 to protect and study our ocean and shoreline?…

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Sisters Country for Two

July 19th, 2017

Located at the base of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon, Sisters is an iconic western-themed town,…

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What’s the best hiking trail near Madras?

I suggest the7-mile Tam-a-lu Trail loop hike near Lake Billy Chinook. Itfeatures a mile-long climb to the top of…

June 14th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Pedal and Sip in the Applegate Valley

May 23rd, 2017

The Applegate River winds leisurely through the heart of Southern Oregon wine country a varied landscape of family…

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Luxury Getaways in Central Oregon

April 18th, 2017

Our very best days are about balance. When it comes to vacation, there’s nothing better than combining outdoor…

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Central Oregon’s Old School Charms

December 27th, 2016

Yes, even as Oregon grows up and gets more sophisticated, it hasn’t lost its laid-back charm. In fact, you’ll find…

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Where should our family go for a Christmas getaway near Bend?

Hello! It’s hard to say about the weather for sure, but there’s a good chance it’ll be cold in…

December 9th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Kim Cooper Findling

Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast and became a Central Oregon girl in the mid-90s, taking in the sunny skies and never looking back (except a few wistful glances at the ocean). She is the editor of “Cascade Journal” and the author of “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Travelers,” "Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” and “Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir.” Catch her around the state sampling microbrews, hiking river trails, walking beaches, and hanging out with her family.

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