Category: Travel

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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Valley of the Vineyards

  By Erin Weaver When asked about his drink of choice, Sir Patrick Stewart cited a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley — and if you’re going to trust anyone when it comes to drink recommendations, it might as well be Captain Picard. In order to take advantage of all the great vineyards that this valley of ours has to offer, we’ve assembled three tours with wineries in some semblance of order — be that to do with location or specialities — so you can go forth and get liquored up in style.   Junction City Circuit   BrIGADOON...

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