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Hot Springs of Oregon

Oregon has a collection of wilderness and private natural hot springs that complement any classic road trip.  There is little better than soaking in a natural hot mineral bath in the forest or on the edge of a river.  These geothermal springs are located all over the state, some are

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Ultimate Oregon Sampler Loop

Welcome to Oregon! We love this place and we’re happy you’re here to explore and enjoy a few of its wonderful places. When most people think of Oregon, they picture endless, evergreen forests punctuated with snowy, volcanic peaks. Even our auto license plate reinforces that impression. But the landscapes here

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Camping and hiking at Silver Falls

Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, a 30 min drive east of Salem, lies a temperate rain forest. It is here that the Trail of ten falls can be found. The Canyon Trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You

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Exploring the Hood River area

The Hood River area is a recreational mecca with opportunities for nearly every outdoor sport within a 40 mile radius.  The strong winds in the summer months attract windsurfers and kiteboarders from around the world.  The surrounding rivers and streams attract fishermen as well as whitewater enthusiasts.  There are miles

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Olympic Peninsula Loop

Words: Rico Rivera   Photography:  Kimberly Lein The Olympic Peninsula is the most Northwestern point in the Continental US and is perfect place to explore in a camper van.  The peninsula contains lush temperate rain forests, miles of rugged coast, crystal clear wild rivers and a massive snow covered mountain

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Wineries of the Northwest

Wine country in the Pacific Northwest extends throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and even British Columbia and a road trip is the perfect way to visit them. With prime weather and soil conditions for various varietals and wine growth, the Pacific Northwest boasts some of the best wines and wineries in

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Driving the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

A deep canyon that stretches over 80 miles from east to west, the Columbia River Gorge stands out as one of the most scenic and breathtaking sights in the Pacific Northwest.  With a river at its base, the Columbia River Gorge reaches up to 4,000 feet tall in some areas

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Road Trip Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon is an often overlooked travel destination in Oregon.  You can often find sunny, dry weather east of the Cascades while the Oregon Coast is getting pounded with rain and the temperatures are usually 3o degrees warmer. The perfect way to experience the dramatic climate change of Oregon is

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Get off the beaten path

The 15 million acres of public lands in Oregon and Washington offer an amazing array of settings including coastal beaches and headlands, Cascade forests and rivers, Columbia Plateau pothole lakes, and high desert mountains and grasslands. Across the region, facilities such as day use areas, trails, campgrounds, boat launches, visitor

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8 unforgettable road trips in Oregon

OREGON IS JUST ONE OF THOSE STATES that’s meant for road trips. Between the rugged coastline, the verdure of the Western Cascades, and the high desert, the diverse terrain creates all kinds of epic possibilities. From the Columbia River Gorge to Crater Lake to Mount Hood, there is definitely no

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