How to See and Explore Leslie Gulch on a Boise, ID day trip

Are you looking for a day trip from Boise that will take you into the remote area of Eastern Oregon that’s just across the Snake River from Idaho? I recommend a day trip to Leslie Gulch. Alan and I were wowed by our visit to Leslie Gulch and can’t wait to return for more active […]

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sand dunes in front of the ocean

Fall on the Oregon Coast

Have you considered an Oregon Coast fall trip? I know what you’re thinking—why visit in the fall? The water’s too cold in Oregon for swimming—actually it’s too cold and rough most of the year for swimming. And it will be rainy, right? I had the same thoughts about visiting the Oregon Coast in October when […]

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John Day Fossil Beds in eastern Oregon is a fun boomer travel adventure

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: Tips for a one-day visit

If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path national parks experience in Oregon, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument more than qualifies. And road tripping in the remote, rural countryside of eastern Oregon’s John Day River Basin is a visual treat. Fossils, hidden in the region’s rock layers, are the true star of this trip. And you’ll […]

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Silver Falls State Park

Visiting Silver Falls State Park on a Boomer Trip to Oregon

Are you a waterfall fan? Do you know about Silver Falls State Park in Oregon? In a state that’s known for its out-of-this-world natural beauty, of course there would be a state park with 10 waterfalls. Whether exploring the Oregon’s amazing coastline or trendy towns, boomer travelers are in for a treat, especially when it […]

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On a May Crater Lake trip, see Crater Lake National Park dressed in snow.

Crater Lake in May: how to plan your trip before the crowds arrive

When Alan and I were planning a last-minute Crater Lake trip for late May, we should have known something was up. Reservations for three nights at Crater Lake Lodge in southern Oregon‘s Cascade mountains? Score! Have you tried to get last-minute reservations at a national park lodge? It’s almost unheard of. There was a very […]

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Getting ready for an Oregon road trip

Here We go Again on an Oregon Road Trip

By May, are your boomer travel feet itching for a road trip? Ours are! Alan’s had the maps out designing a late spring Oregon road trip that will take us from Crater Lake National Park to off-the-beaten-path destinations in eastern Oregon. And he’s arranged outstanding accommodations along the way. I love a man who’s a travel […]

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Lilly Pad Treehouse

Reconnect with nature by staying off-grid in a treehouse

With technology playing such a major role in our daily lives, disconnecting from the online world once in a while is always a good idea, and should even be part of our travel routine. One great way to completely unplug is to go off-grid by surrounding ourselves with nature. And although there are many types […]

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Hiking Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast

Alan and I look forward to including outdoor activities in our boomer travel plans. In fact, most of our trips are filled with activities of the outdoor kind. This photo is from a hike on Cascade Head north of Lincoln City, in central Oregon. Our exploration of the Cascade Head Preserve, part of Nature Conservancy […]

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Oregon Beachcombing

Oregon beachcombing offers active boomer travelers the chance to get out and explore. Who knows what you’ll find on a beach where the sea splashes over rock formations depositing treasures on the shore? I captured this scene when Alan attended a one-on-one photography workshop with Marc Adamus on the central Oregon coast. While the two […]

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