My family has visited the Oregon Coast since before I can remember, and Seaside, Oregon was one of the favorites -- along with Cannon Beach. The proximity to our home near Portland (about ninety minutes) was convenient for a family drive, but there were also so many different things to do in Seaside, Oregon. In high school and college, my friends and I would pile into our cars … [Read more...] about My favorite things to do in Seaside, Oregon
If you ask long time Pacific Northwest locals about the best Oregon Coast Towns to visit, you'll get as many answers. The scenic 363-mile outline that follows the Pacific Ocean is as varied as the varieties of moss in the coastal forests. Whether you want quiet contemplation or zip lining, rest assured the options exist. While this article contains my top selections for 10 … [Read more...] about The best Oregon Coast towns to visit
In a life growing up in Oregon, I never made it to the Southern Oregon Coast, which includes Brookings, Oregon, hugging the very final stretch of the Oregon Coast Highway. It is such an out-of-the-way place unless you're traveling the entire coastline between San Francisco and the Olympic Peninsula, for example. But recently, this changed for me and I set out on a magical … [Read more...] about My 10 favorite things to do in Brookings, Oregon
I've wandered the beautiful Pacific Northwest my entire life, growing in my ability to close out the noise of our modern society. It isn't always easy, with the realities of life screaming from what seems like every direction. Still, I keep going to find the quiet -- forests are a great place to start. Oregon and Washington State are both chock-full of trees, indeed, but … [Read more...] about How to connect your heart to the Redwoods in Oregon
The Oregon Coast is a mystical place that sticks with you if you’re open to it. I’m still pondering my time at Heceta Head Lighthouse, which I wrote about a few weeks back. Even though it was over a month ago, I continue working on an internal conversation weaving through the fabric of my travels. An early blog post of mine way back in 2019 (which seems … [Read more...] about What does access to nature really mean, and can it help save the planet?