2021 Travel Recap

Our travels continued to look a little different during this second year of COVID-19, but we once again made the most of it by prioritizing domestic travel and trips that had us spending the majority of our time in the great outdoors. For me, this year's travel highlights included: Seeing many of our families and …

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U.S. National Parks: Top Picks from 2021

As we were outlining our 2021 travel plans, especially in the months before we were able to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we decided to once again prioritize visiting national parks and other sites where we could spend our time outdoors. This took us to: Joshua Tree National Park (California)Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)Montezuma Castle National …

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A Weekend Walking Around Eugene, Oregon

Around Thanksgiving, my husband always travels to Ohio for 10-12 days of hunting season. I always stay in Washington due to work and the timeframe being too long to leave our 13-year-old fur baby on his own, even with a trusted friend checking in. This year we planned for the same. It wasn't until Brian …

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Motorcycling the Oregon Coast

The final leg of our motorcycle loop through Oregon and California was riding north along the Oregon coast. We've been wanting to take the bikes along this particular route since we moved to Washington, and six years later we finally made it happen! We spent three days riding from Arcata, California to Port Orford, Oregon …

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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

I've been wanting to explore Oregon's coastal sand dunes for several years. Although we didn't have enough time to do all of the ATV exploring I would have liked during my birthday motorcycle trip through Oregon and California, we did dedicate a few hours of our itinerary to completing a short hike in the 31,500-acre …

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