Category: Travel

Stories of Studying Abroad

Words byKara Fagan, Delaney Rea & Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Jonathan Roensch The Genius of Study Abroad I went on this faculty-led study abroad trip this past summer and it was, hands down, one of the best decisions I have ever made. My trip took me to Dublin, Oxford, London and Paris. We were in each city for about a week and were able to see the sights, hang out in the city and explore the historical and literary roots of each culture. This was the perfect study abroad trip for me, a journalism and theater student who...

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Brewing for a Cause: McKenzie River Trust

Words by Kelsey Tidball | Photo by Lauren Bruce There is nothing more “Pacific Northwest” than a good microbrew and a beautiful, natural view. Beer, beanies and hiking backpacks define our area, and we would not be Oregonians without our love for all that was given to us by Mother Earth. Luckily, the McKenzie River Trust is dedicated to keeping some of our favorite outdoor hotspots natural and clean, and you can support them by ordering some of your favorite brews and eating at some of your favorite restaurants. The McKenzie River Trust is a nonprofit land trust that...

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Oregon’s Holiday Lights from Portland to the Coast

by Kelsey Tidball Coos Bay – Holiday Lights at Shore Acres 89039 Cape  Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR  97420 Thanksgiving thru New Year’s Eve – 4:00 – 9:30 PM every night (including Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.) $5 parking; free admission. This coastal winter lights festival features more than 325,000 lights, more than 30 landscape light displays, at least 30 large holiday trees, dozens of light sculptures and nightly entertainment and refreshments. The displays are centered around a beautiful garden house and the festival is ocean-themed, featuring a life-size orca whale display, pelicans, puffins, lighthouses, wildlife and...

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Five Falls You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

Written by Nicole Scopelliti | Photo by Trevor Meyer Escape the Willamette Valley’s summer heat by exploring raging waterfalls and mossy, old-growth forests. Oregon is home to many impressive falls, each defined by their own unique characteristics. Whether you prefer roaring rapids or gentle streams, this beautiful state offers an expansive variety of crystalline blue cascades that are sure to wow even the most seasoned waterfall explorers. For comprehensive maps and trail guides, visit AllTrails.com. Sahalie Falls Visit Sahalie Falls for beautiful views without a rigorous hike. The falls are located an hour and 20 minutes away from Eugene...

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Preparing for the 2017 Summer Eclipse

By Delaney Rea | Photo by Michael Davies This summer, a total solar eclipse will cross the country, enveloping it for mere seconds in utter darkness. For the first time in U.S. history, the eclipse will be visible exclusively in America. The eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. For a few moments, parts of the nation will be completely enclosed in darkness as the sun becomes completely blocked out by the moon. All of North America will experience a partial eclipse, but only some states will get to witness the total eclipse – and Oregon will be one...

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