Category: Travel

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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From Snuggies to Ski Gear: Getting Outside this Winter

Story and Photo by Nicole Scopelliti   As we begin the cold, dark descent into winter, many of us will be tempted to grab a blanket and hibernate on the couch. Although this doesn’t sound so bad, being cooped up all winter isn’t healthy for you or your already-strained relationship with your roommates. Are you ready to break the monotony of the winter blues? Grab your warmest mittens and some powder skis, because we’re heading outside. Winter Wonderlands Mt. Bachelor Although the trek to this powder paradise is a tedious one, the beautiful Cascadian scenery makes it all worth...

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Norbound grubhound

By Alyssa Holtrust The hardest thing about planning a road trip is deciding where to eat, especially when the starting point is Eugene and the destination is Seattle. Leave the granola bars, trail mix and peanut butter pretzels at home. You won’t be needing any snacks for this trip. Start off by eating at Brail’s Restaurant in Eugene. Wesley Wachob, a junior at University of Oregon and the epitome of #exploregon, recommends having breakfast at Brail’s and ordering Joy’s Special. Wesley explains, “Joy is actually the owner of the restaurant and the Joy’s Special is a mix of ham,...

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