Follow Highway 101 eleven miles north of downtown Florence, Oregon and you’ll find yourself on top of America’s largest sea lion cave. The site of Sea Lion Caves, a privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary, the caves are the…Read More
If you are a geocacher, you know finding the Original Stash Tribute Cache (GCGV0P) is like the Holy Grail of geocaching. Here’s an excerpt from the cache description: On May 3, 2000, a five-gallon bucket was placed right at this…
Portland, Oregon lays claim to general weirdness, but nearby McMinnville embraces quirky for a long weekend each May. Published in LIFE magazine in 1950, grainy black-and-white photos taken in at the Trent family farm in the outskirts of McMinnville are…
One of the best parts of road tripping is that while you enjoy the journey, you can stop to learn about what’s around you.Instead of just flying over the heartland and looking at the farms that grow food for the world, you can stop, talk to farmers and ranchers and decide what your family needs to do to eat healthier.
When I have done TV or radio appearances about our trip, one of the most common examples of letting kids just entertain themselves comes from this section of our drive. I tell parents frequently that you never know what your kids understand about the world unless you let them tell you in their own words.
The Mt. Hood Territory region of Oregon is one of the most beautiful road trips in the US. You can explore the region with less than 100 miles of actual road trip distance and it’s great for a weekend or partial-week trip. The scenery is world-class, but the region is also so flexible that each season offers different attractions and opportunities to explore the area, that you could return several times a year and take a totally different trip. We love it for families because of that flexibility and the short driving distance between each point.