The main West Coast highway, Interstate 5, runs all the way from the California-Mexico border north to the Washington-Canada border. It connects most of the major cities from San Diego and Los Angeles to Portland and Seattle. It largely parallels Highway 101 and California Route 1, or more famously known as the Pacific Coast Highway. […]
Astoria, Oregon has long been associated with the historical Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-06. After leaving Camp Dubois near St. Louis on May 14, 1804, the Corps of Discovery (as the mission was called) arrived at the Pacific Ocean in early November 1805, camping at Fort Clatsop in Astoria. Today, just a few miles […]
In the last installment, we were exploring the Mosier Tunnels located in the Columbia River Gorge. An often overlooked camping option when exploring the attractions along the Columbia River are recreation areas under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), or sometimes just referred to as the Corps of Engineers (COE). […]
Historic, scenic, underground, and unique is all I need to know about a location to add it on my “To Do” list. The fact it’s located just off the freeway and earns a 4.3 star Google Review is just the proverbial icing on the cake. The place I am referring to is the Mosier Twin […]
If you have been following this blog over the past 10 years you know I am drawn to unique, little known or forgotten places across the west. When that unique item happens to be “a one of a kind” geological feature it quite often goes to the top of the list to be hunted down. […]
Editor’s note: This resort is now permanently closed as of September 2018. An oasis in Central Oregon’s desert, Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa has RV sites with full hook-ups and a double Olympic-sized hot springs mineral pool that you can soak in. The resort is in a quiet, remote location, a short drive off US-26, southeast […]
The Oregon coast has long been a popular destination for visitors, and the Tillamook area is one of the major draws. Though Tillamook is synonymous with the town’s famous cheese factory, lots of other attractions bring people to this popular area 75 miles west of Portland. The Alderbrook Golf Course has been tempting golfers with […]
When RV camping gets a little too routine, consider adding some variety to your adventures up with fire tower lookout rentals in the west.
Don’t let the West Coast RV parking shortages ruin your stay. Here’s how to cope when you go RVing in California, Oregon or Washington.
The Central Oregon Coast is known for having great golf courses, like the cluster of quality tracks in and around Bandon in the south. The central coastline, however, offers its share of quality golf courses as well. When it comes to enjoying this area, there’s nothing better than a drive on the beach, especially when that drive involves your golf ball.
During the summer of 2010 the two of us followed the Oregon Trail from the pioneers’ major jumping-off point in Independence, Missouri, to the “promised land” of Oregon City, Oregon. While the pioneers required from four to six months to cover the 2,000 miles, we reached Oregon’s Willamette Valley in a little over three weeks. […]