Half the fun of planning a trip is planning it. Unless you hate planning trips, in which case it’s none of the fun.
If that’s you, these ready-to-go carefully curated itineraries will help you get to the being-on-your-trip part of your trip faster without spending any longer on the part you hate than necessary.
A Mother & Daughter Adventure in Astoria, Oregon
These days, because of our jam-packed schedules, I rarely have time to get away with my mother and sister. Which is exactly why we decided to travel to Astoria, Oregon for a girls-only getaway. Day 1: Friday We started our voyage by fueling our…
Wines of the Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association advertises a world of wine in 40 miles, and it’s a fitting slogan. The unique geography of the Gorge creates a surprising array of microclimates and soils in a relatively compact corridor.
Covered Bridges Electric Byway
There’s a distinct charm to a covered bridge. The sound of rushing water echoes off the walls, sunlight slants in through the windows and the traditional Howe’s truss construction draws the eye up to the pitched roof. Oregon once had 450 covered…
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There is no shortage of world-class hiking options in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region. The most challenging part of any day spent exploring this area may be making a decision about where to go. While producing this video, we were faced…
Before visiting, the only thing I knew about Astoria was The Goonies was filmed here. This small coastal town is full of charming local businesses. We first stopped for beer and oysters at Buoy Beer. Oregon is full of awesome craft breweries and I…
A handful of winter festivals take place along the length of the Oregon Coast, offering up food, music, natural treasures and hospitality.
As a native Oregonian (born and raised in the Coast Range and then Eugene), I grew up with my parents taking my sisters and I camping every summer for vacation. We’d always go to the same couple spots we loved, but since moving to Portland…
Rocky spires reach skyward along the beach in Bandon. Sheer cliffs meet surging waves with explosive results at Cape Arago. An otherworldly landscape of seemingly endless sand dunes, some as tall as 500-feet, spread out over two miles inland from…