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  • Southwestern Camper Van Special

    Southwestern Camper Van Special

    This fall take a one way camper van vacation starting in Portland, Oregon and ending in Phoenix, Arizona or Salt Lake City, UT.  We offer an opportunity to save with no one way return fees to explore from the northwest to the southwest desert country.  This type of  road trip is a great way to visit some of the west coast’s most amazing National Parks.  The fall is one of our favorite times to travel because of the lack of crowds and […]

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  • Ultimate Oregon Sampler Loop

    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 are so much more than that. This is the loop we send our friends on when they have limited time but want to experience a really satisfying sampling of Oregon’s […]

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  • 8 unforgettable road trips in Oregon

    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 shortage of things to see. Be sure to travel slow and take the time to stop and look around so that you can immerse yourself in place and culture that […]

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  • Hot springs of Oregon

    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 road side while other require a hike to get to them.  Here is a list of a few of our favorite hot springs that are great to incorporate into any […]

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  • Winter exploration on the Oregon Coast- 1859 Magazine

    Winter exploration on the Oregon Coast- 1859 Magazine

    The Oregon Coast is famous for winter storms. Visitors who brave the coast from November to February are typically there to hunker down in their oceanfront hotel rooms and watch Mother Nature’s grand joust between land and sea. Twenty-foot waves are not uncommon sights during these winter months. Then again, there are winter days that rival a pleasant summer day on the coast, such as the weekend I spent there this November. This is not an anomaly; I also experienced […]

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  • Three capes scenic drive – 1859 magazine

    Three capes scenic drive – 1859 magazine

    A great article about exploring the north Oregon Coast.  Click here  

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  • Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway from 1859 magazine

    Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway from 1859 magazine

    This is a tale of two highways—a wet one and a dry one. They’re both Oregon’s Highway 30 between Portland and The Dalles, more commonly known today as the Historic Columbia River Highway. On one end, you can enjoy the lush greenery and roaring cascades of a Pacific Northwest rainforest, but on the other end, the highway winds to a semi-arid climate known for producing pears, cherries and wheat. Click here to read more….

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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