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Enjoy vivid sunsets on an Oregon fall trip.

Fall on the Oregon Coast

Enjoy vivid sunsets on an Oregon fall trip.

Updated 07.27.2018:  Have you considered an Oregon Coast fall trip? I know what you’re thinking—why visit in the fall? The water’s too cold 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 an Oregon Coast fall trip when Alan […]

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

Sifting Through History at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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

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

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Silver Falls State Park

Visiting Silver Falls State Park on a Boomer Trip to Oregon

Silver Falls State Park

Updated 09.01.2019: Oregon is known for its out-of-this-world natural beauty. Whether exploring the state’s amazing coastline or trendy towns, boomer travelers are in for a treat. When it comes to waterfalls, hikes and history, visiting Silver Falls State Park should be at the top of your list. Guest contributor, Ann Randall, shows us how to […]

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

A Spring Visit to Crater Lake National Park for Boomer Travelers

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

Updated 04.01.2019:  When Alan and I were planning a last-minute Crater Lake trip for late May, we should have known something was up. 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. How to visit Crater […]

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Getting ready for an Oregon road trip

Here We go Again on an Oregon Road Trip

Getting ready for 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

Lilly Pad 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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Saturday’s scene: Oregon beachcombing

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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. While the two professionals practiced with filters and […]

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Saturday’s scene: Sunset at Strawberry Hill

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While on a private photo workshop with Marc Adamus, Alan captured this sunset shot at Strawberry Hill on the Oregon Coast, south of Lincoln City between Yachats and Florence. We had just completed scrambling up from a self-made trail which was a challenge for this active baby boomer. But click on this photo of colors […]

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Road Tripping the Oregon Trail

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Oregon offers many travel opportunities for active baby boomers. Sheri Wallace, editor of  Road Trips for Families, says,”The Mt. Hood region of Oregon has compelling history, spectacular scenery, every outdoor activity imaginable and, unlike the pioneer’s Oregon Trail, is easy to road trip.”  In today’s guest post, Sheri offers her advice to baby boomers considering […]

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