1859 magazine feature story- VW on the OC

1859 magazine feature story- VW on the OC

Editor Kevin Max takes a road trip with his family to explore the southern Oregon coast and ends up having quite an adventure. IT HAD BEEN COMING DOWN IN BUCKETS FOR DAYS. It was even chilly, late June on the coast. There was no tent this time. No rain-fly, no soaked-through bedding, no camp pad too short by a foot and too narrow by a shoulder. A Eurovan it was to be. A hard-top, pop-top setup with two queenish- size [...]

 
Driving the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

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 and forms a boundary between Oregon and Washington State, running from the Deschutes River through to the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River Gorge is also recognized as a National Scenic [...]

 
Travel in Style

Travel in Style

The great thing about traveling in a camper van is having the lightness to move around freely while being fully self contained and comfortable.  We specialize in providing a unique way to travel and see the sites of the Pacific Northwest.  From driving the rocky coastline of the Oregon coast to camping next to a mountain stream in the cascades, our fleet of modern Volkswagen Eurovan campers come equipped with everything you will need to make your camping trip to [...]

 
Camping and hiking at Silver Falls

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 will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south [...]

 
Fishing in Oregon

Fishing in Oregon

Few places in the world have such diverse and high quality fishing as Oregon.  The Pacific coastline offers incredible opportunities to catch halibut and salmon.  The major rivers deliver fresh runs of steelhead and salmon to the tributaries of central and eastern Oregon.  The countless smaller mountain streams and lakes are teeming with trout and panfish. From beginners to seasoned professionals, individuals looking to find a wealth of quality fishing opportunities find no lack of options in Oregon.  For fly [...]

 
Wineries of the Northwest

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 the country. There is much to be discovered along the picturesque, scenic drives and few are disappointed after visiting the wineries that scatter the northwest landscape.   Oregon enjoys the [...]

 
 

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  • Travel in Style

    Travel in Style

    The great thing about traveling in a camper van is having the lightness to move around freely while being fully self contained and comfortable.  We specialize in providing a unique way to travel and see the sites of the Pacific Northwest.  From driving the rocky coastline of the Oregon coast to camping next to a mountain stream in the cascades, our fleet of modern Volkswagen Eurovan campers come equipped with everything you will need to make your camping trip to [...]

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  • 1859 magazine feature story- VW on the OC

    1859 magazine feature story- VW on the OC

    Editor Kevin Max takes a road trip with his family to explore the southern Oregon coast and ends up having quite an adventure. IT HAD BEEN COMING DOWN IN BUCKETS FOR DAYS. It was even chilly, late June on the coast. There was no tent this time. No rain-fly, no soaked-through bedding, no camp pad too short by a foot and too narrow by a shoulder. A Eurovan it was to be. A hard-top, pop-top setup with two queenish- size [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Driving the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

    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 and forms a boundary between Oregon and Washington State, running from the Deschutes River through to the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River Gorge is also recognized as a National Scenic [...]

    Continue reading »

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  • Camping and hiking at Silver Falls

    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 will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south [...]

    Continue reading »

  • Stand up paddling in Oregon

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    Stand up paddling in Oregon can range from paddling around serene lakes and ponds to chasing coastal swell, riding waves, and river running.  With a quick and easy learning curve, a person of nearly any age can get up on a SUP board and start paddling.  In this way, stand-up paddle boarding really does appeal to every age and skill level.  Perhaps, this is the very reason why stand-up paddle boarding has become so popular throughout the Pacific Northwest. With [...]

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  • Fishing in Oregon

    Fishing in Oregon

    Few places in the world have such diverse and high quality fishing as Oregon.  The Pacific coastline offers incredible opportunities to catch halibut and salmon.  The major rivers deliver fresh runs of steelhead and salmon to the tributaries of central and eastern Oregon.  The countless smaller mountain streams and lakes are teeming with trout and panfish. From beginners to seasoned professionals, individuals looking to find a wealth of quality fishing opportunities find no lack of options in Oregon.  For fly [...]

    Continue reading »

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  • Wineries of the Northwest

    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 the country. There is much to be discovered along the picturesque, scenic drives and few are disappointed after visiting the wineries that scatter the northwest landscape.   Oregon enjoys the [...]

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  • Get off the beaten path

    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 centers, and plenty of open space offer some of best hiking, camping, fishing, boating, horseback riding, birding, fossil collecting, and off-roading in the Northwest, along with opportunities to learn about [...]

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  • Road Trip Eastern Oregon

    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 to drive from Portland thru the Columbia River Gorge.  In just 60 miles you can cut your way thru the Cascade mtns, traveling from lush rainforest to dry desert grass [...]

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