The hidden camas lily fields are at Lacamas Park in a little town called – you guessed it – Camas. The town is just over the border between Washington and Oregon on the Washington side and 14 miles from the Portland airport. I am calling these wildflower fields hidden because I grew up visiting Lacamas …

These 20 must-stop locations on an Oregon Coast road trip will take you from the port town of Astoria on the Oregon north coast to the mountainous sand of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the Oregon central coast. This would be a 200-mile road trip if you drove from Astoria straight to the …

From petroglyphs to petrified poop, this one-day itinerary in Tucson and the Sonoran Desert is entirely outdoors. My kind of day! Also, it is a socially distanced kind of day. This day involves a walk along the easy Desert Loop Trail of the Tucson Desert Museum that is dotted with fossils and caves, and an …

With the pandemic limiting our ability to travel, my friend Lizz and I rented a Sprinter van for a month to see if we could do the van life thing. Would van life be for us? Well…let’s find out! Here’s what we learned in our first two weeks of living in a van: 1. Vans …

Thinking of visiting Cape Perpetua? You won’t regret it! Where else can you find an old-growth forest suspended above the highest car-accessible viewpoint on the Oregon Coast? Just outside of Yachats on Oregon’s central coast and tucked into the Siuslaw National Forest, the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area promises ridiculous views, coastal trails, spouting rock formations, …

This is how to visit Crater Lake National Park – the only national park in Oregon and the deepest lake in America! A collapsed volcano filled with the bluest water I’ve ever seen and nestled in the only national park in the state of Oregon, it’s a must to visit Crater Lake! Here you will …