Sunday December 8, 2013
Lincoln City is a popular place for an Oregon Coast getaway. With lots of open sandy beach, it's a hotspot for kite flying, shell fishing, and other beach activities. Hikers will enjoy both coastal and forest trails. When you're ready to head indoors there's lots of shops and art galleries as well as the Chinook Winds Casino.
(photo courtesy of Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau)
Thursday December 5, 2013
If you truly want to escape from it all with your sweetheart, there's no place like a romantic getaway in Montana. The state's awesome beauty and wide-open skies provide plenty of ways to share quality time enjoying outdoor adventures. Montana's fascinating history provides for many interesting attractions, as well as a number of charming inns and B&Bs. Here are some recommended lodging choices for your romantic getaway in Montana.
Tuesday December 3, 2013
You'll find magnificent displays of holiday lights at locations around Oregon every Christmas season. Most light shows offer holiday-themed snacks and entertainments in addition to the sparkling decor. Here are some of the holiday light displays that you can enjoy around the state of Oregon:
Holiday lights abound in Oregon's big city, Portland, with amazing displays at The Grotto, the Oregon Zoo, and the Portland International Raceway.
(photo courtesy of Ashland, Oregon Chamber of Commerce/Orville's Photography)
Friday November 29, 2013
The Northwest's state parks are amazing places. They preserve historic sites such as lighthouses, shipwrecks, and military facilities. They house and maintain fascinating museums and visitor centers. Most of all, they give us a place to experience nature and enjoy outdoor recreation, whether along the ocean coast, in the forest, or even within city limits. Unfortunately, the state parks in the Northwest have been severely impacted by diminishing state budgets, forcing them to limit facilities and maintenance or to close down. Giving an annual state park pass or permit as a holiday gift is a great way to provide financial support. It also give you great motivation to take advantage of all these wonderful places during the coming year. Get a pass for yourself, your family, and your friends - it will be a gift that will keep on giving for months and years to come.