Since opening last year, Silvies Valley Ranch in central-east Oregon has been turning heads. Officially called The Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch, this property encompasses more than 140,000 acres and has been a working ranch since 1883. In addition to its working ranch status, Silvies Valley Ranch has luxury cabins, ranch house […]
Highway 101 runs the entire length of the Oregon Coast, but for a short stretch you can branch off on the Three Capes Scenic Route to visit three beautiful oceanside parks in a row. Several RV parks are in the area with easy access to the beach and local restaurants. Start your trip in Lincoln […]
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 […]
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