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.
Traveling Through Hood River’s Fruit Loop
Our first time to Hood River, my wife and I had absolutely no idea of what lay behind the town, on the way up to Mt. Hood. So we took a Saturday afternoon and did the Fruit Loop, 36 different stands that banded together 15 years ago to sell the…
On the Road With Oregon Bounty: Day 6 – Smells Like Home
(Greg and Sean head to Oregon’s outdoor haven, Central Oregon, for a whiff of organic coffee and the Deschutes County Fair.) The aromas of Central Oregon are branded on my brain. Born and raised there, I had a lot of time to follow my nose. It…
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.
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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…