Oregon Travel Guide

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Select your Oregon day trip or string them together for the vacation of a lifetime.


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When looking for an Oregon travel guide, consider the state’s motto: Alis volat propriis. Adopted by the legislature in 1854, and then again in 1987, it means “she flies with her own wings”.

It’s reflective of the state’s independence and innovation and can’t help but inspire thoughts of eagle wings, stretched wide, soaring over an endless and varied landscape. From the Columbia River gorge, across the Willamette Valley, to the Oregon Coast and Wallowa Mountains in the east, the state’s environment is as vibrant and strong as its independent spirit.

As the motto suggests, the sky is the limit when looking for things to do in Oregon. That’s why we’ve created this Oregon travel guide. To provide the adventurers, explorers and even those just looking to get up and go, a place to find travel tips and trip ideas without exhaustive research and planning.

We’re a team of mother-daughter travel bloggers. We’ve taken our experience visiting destinations across the state to create this Oregon travel guide, filled with the tips you need to get up and go. You’ll find travel information as well as “trips” detailing our experience visiting Oregon’s many natural wonders and destinations.

So now that you know who we are, why not give it a go? Dig into our travel tips and inspiration below or pick a trip from the navigation above. You can also opt to experience some of our more recent adventures.

No matter how you decide to approach it, you’ll find all of the information you need to create the Oregon “trip” that’s right for you.

"Oregon is an inspiration. Whether you come to it, or are born to it, the opportunity she affords, and the independent spirit of her citizens.

- Address to the 1973 Legislature

Oregon Travel Guide

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views from Rim Drive are what to do at Crater Lake
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What to Do at Crater Lake-Best Bets for Your Visit

By Ali Patton | March 5, 2023
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Visiting Oregon: 11 Things to Do When You Get There

By Ali Patton | February 1, 2023
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Top Pet-Friendly Vacation Destinations in Oregon, The Most Dog-Friendly State in the Union

By Kathleen Hesketh | October 5, 2022
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By Ali Patton | March 30, 2022
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By Ali Patton | January 16, 2022
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We Found the Best Things to Do in Astoria Oregon, and that Was a Problem

By Kathleen Hesketh | January 9, 2022
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5 Ways to Enjoy an Oregon Fall in 2021

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The Seven Things You Must Know Before Taking an Oregon Vacation

By Kathleen Hesketh | August 12, 2021
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Oregon in Summer, a Paradise You Won’t Want to Leave

By Kathleen Hesketh | July 4, 2021
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Easy Oregon Hikes that Lead to Unbelievable Destinations

By Ali Patton | June 23, 2021
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16 of the Best Oregon Hiking Trails for a Lifetime of Adventures

By Kathleen Hesketh | June 20, 2021
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The Essential Northern Oregon Coast Guide

By Ali Patton | June 15, 2021
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21 Things to Do in the Oregon Outdoors This Year

By Kathleen Hesketh | April 18, 2021
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By Kathleen Hesketh | April 11, 2021
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Why Visit Oregon in March? 7 Things You Couldn’t Stand to Miss

By Kathleen Hesketh | February 28, 2021
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An Oregon Foodie’s Guide to the Best Corvallis Restaurants

By Ali Patton | February 23, 2021
View from road to Bohemia Mine
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Oregon Travel Guide: Endless Possibilities, Endless Things to Do

By Ali Patton | January 18, 2021
Kathleen Hesketh hiking Ponytail Falls Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

Best Hiking Trails in Oregon to Tackle in a Day or Less

By Ali Patton | March 18, 2020
The Spruce Goose at the Air Musuem in McMinnville
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Air Museum in McMinnville Oregon Features Legendary One-Flight Plane

By Ali Patton | February 5, 2020
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5 Mind-Blowing Oregon Photography Sites All Photographers Need to Visit This Summer and Why

By Ali Patton | June 1, 2019
Aussie dog standing in front of the Painted Hills
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Painted Hills- Created by Mother Nature’s Paintbrush

By Ali Patton | January 29, 2019