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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An Oregon Foodie’s Guide to the Best Corvallis Restaurants

By Ali Patton | April 27, 2024
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 | April 17, 2024
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Air Museum in McMinnville Oregon Features Legendary One-Flight Plane

By Ali Patton | April 12, 2024
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16 of the Best Oregon Hiking Trails for a Lifetime of Adventures

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 25, 2024
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21 Things to Do in the Oregon Outdoors This Year

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 20, 2024
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Oregon Travel Guide: Must-See Vacation Places and Things to Do in the Beaver State

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024
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10 Mind-Blowing Oregon Photography Locations All Photographers Need to Visit

By Ali Patton | March 20, 2024
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Visiting Oregon: Tips for Planning the Perfect Trip

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 18, 2024
A small boat rests quietly on the surface of Crater Lake, a top Oregon vacation spot
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Oregon Visitors Guide: The 9 Things You Must Know Before Heading to the State

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 18, 2024
Oregon coast in March
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Why Visit Oregon in March? The Things You Couldn’t Stand to Miss

By Kathleen Hesketh | March 18, 2024
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Painted Hills State Park- Created by Mother Nature’s Paintbrush

By Ali Patton | February 22, 2024
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 Scenic Places You Don’t Want to Miss

By Ali Patton | February 1, 2023
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5 Oregon Scenic Places You Definitely Want to Visit this Spring

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
Oregon fall brings amazing sunsets
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5 Ways to Enjoy an Oregon Fall

By Ali Patton | September 30, 2021
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Oregon in Summer, a Paradise You Won’t Want to Leave

By Kathleen Hesketh | July 4, 2021
Easy Oregon hikes provide an opportunity for all those to get out and see the outdoors
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Easy Oregon Hikes that Lead to Unbelievable Destinations

By Ali Patton | June 23, 2021
Newport lighthouse on the Northern Oregon Coast
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The Essential Northern Oregon Coast Guide

By Ali Patton | June 15, 2021