Oregon

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Tags: Exploring, Finalist, North America, Oregon, USA

Yaquina Head: A Journey Never to be Forgotten

The vast ocean lay in front of me, a massive blanket with no end in sight. Overhead, streaks of cirrus clouds graced the pale blue sky like the wings of an enormous Trumpeter Swan. Beneath my feet lay a layer of black basaltic stones, their surfaces worn smooth by the relentless waves.

As the calls of seagulls fills the air and the roaring of the ocean resounds in my ears, I can’t help but feel a great surge of emotion coursing throughout my body — coursing as if the wild waves themselves were fervently rushing through my veins.

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Adventure Trip, Biking, Hiking, Kids, Multigen, Oregon, Teens, USA

Florence, Oregon - A Sandlot Full Of Dune Buggy Fun

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in coastal Oregon provides active families buckets of fun - in a unique setting.
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Author: Ryen Nielsen

Tags: California, Finalist, North America, Oregon, USA, Vacations

Mortality and Sea Lions

I am standing on a cliff staring out at the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Below me sea lions wail to each other as they crowd the rocky crags of the cliffs, and I am in complete awe of just how big an ocean can be. The Pacific Ocean stretches out seemingly endlessly in front of me; the only end appears to be the horizon line, but I know that it doesn’t even come close to stopping there. It feels as if the entire culmination of this trip has been leading up to this point. Finally seeing the ocean, hearing the sea lions bark, the wind blowing against my face.

Author: Lauren Fazzolari

Tags: North America, Oregon, Semi Finalist, USA, Vacations

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

            “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” These are the insightful words of John Muir, famed outdoorsman and conservationist. I found much truth in these words as my family's van, packed tight with skis and thick snow suits, ascended into the snowcapped peaks of Mount Hood. The mountains exude a sense of calmness, a sort of peaceful silence, that allows you to reflect on your inner self in a spiritual way. When I am in the mountains, I feel at home.

Author: Brianna Velasco

Tags: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North America, Oklahoma, Oregon, Semi Finalist, South Dakota, Texas, USA, Vacations, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Beauty in Our Own Backyard

Majestic mountains, luscious forests, towering rock formations, a brilliant yellow sun, a magnificent thunder storm; the diversity astounded me. With every passing mile, a new scene erupted into view, each entirely unique yet just as stunning as the last. And all of this in our own backyard.

Author: Jillian Ryan

Tags : Adventure Trip, Cheap Vacation, Kids, North America, Oregon, Road Trip, USA, Washington

Road Trip USA: The Pacific Northwest From Portland To The Olympic Peninsula

With its combination of sophisticated citylife in Seattle and Portland, and the scenic wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula, this road trip satisfies all ages.

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Author: Family Travel Forum Staff

Tags : Adventure Trip, Kids, North America, Oregon, Teens, USA

Bend, Oregon For High Desert Adventure Vacations

Bend is the focal point in central Oregon for youthful living and active adventures, with sun and snow fun and outdoor recreation for all ages and athletic abilities.

Nestled at the base of the picturesque Cascade Mountains, the resort communities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver, Oregon offer a spectacular year-round setting for outdoor recreation. Each has a lot to offer an active family yet Bend, with its offbeat small town charm, is the most fun base for those with older kids.

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Author: Caitlin O'Connell

Tags : Baby, Fall Getaway, Food & Wine, Kids, North America, Oregon, USA

Oregon Apple Farms - U Pick 'Em And Enjoy

Follow us to the countryside during the autumn months for some leaf-peeking, then head to the U-pick farms outside Portland, Oregon where you can pick your own of the season's bounty.  With hours worth of family-fun apple and pumpkin picking, you can enjoy a staycation or long weekend road trip and save money on your food bills for weeks to come.

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Author: kaelynmiller

Tags: Exploring, North America, Oregon, Semi Finalist, USA

Mountainous Realizations

 

Author: Lucy Laube

Tags: North America, Oregon, Quarter Finalist, USA, Vacations

From Wildlife to City Sites – The Town to Beat All Others

Portland, Oregon seemed like a paradise, coming from the drought-stricken and fire-prone city of San Diego. Teeming with lush forestry and exotic Northwestern animal life, nature was around every corner.

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