North Eastern Oregon

Taming my wild, restless roots the only way I know how- to ride 500 miles. Rock and roll, gallons of water, and the yellow line of time going town to town. Hunting ghosts or running from them, I’ll never tell. The past crosses my mind as I cross the state up 97 past the Wind…

Idaho City- Gold Rush Ghost Town

If ever there was a place to film a Hallmark Christmas Movie its Idaho City during the first snow of the season. What a time I had wondering around this- nefarious whiskey drinking gold rush town of old. The snow was so peaceful it almost covered up all the murder, almost…. It all began in…

Oregon Winter Tips

It’s that time in Oregon again, when the skies turn from grey to black and even the stars seem to hide. Snow, rain, freezing fog- we get it all. Wether you love it or hate it, here is your essential guide for traveling and playing in Oregon during Winter. Vehicle Make sure your car is…

Top 10 Photo Spots in Oregon

Oregon is quite the place to have an adventure, I should know, I’ve lived here my whole life. Lucky me, I guess…. Still, life here has gotten pretty busy lately. The pandemic has inspired so many people to get out and explore their communities. I think this is great, because the more people LOVE a…

Short Sands/ King Tides

“King Tide”- the unofficial word for when a New Moon or Full Moon causes the tides to be so high they swallow the beach. Also a word for “watch your sh*t!!”. King Tides are absolutely no joke, as you can see in these photos of Short Sands on the North Oregon Coast. Winter is especially…

The High Desert Museum

Family fun, living history, and the cutest animals ever await at The High Desert Museum. I have loved this place since my family moved to Central Oregon in 1992. I have enjoyed every visit since I was 6 and now bring my own child to learn about this enchanting place we call home. The High…

Rowena Crest

When I lived in the valley I was too young to know the flowers would someday become a thing of gold. In my naivety I picked the blooms for potions, pulled the petals to see who liked me and who did not. The colors of the spring were just a part of things, until they…

Sauna, a transformational tradition

Suana, a time honored tradition reaching back to the earliest memories of man. The first saunas were caves, draped closed by animal skins and cleansed by the smoke of a fire pit- whose coals would smolder through the night. Water poured on the rocks would emit steam and aid life for the early peoples who…

Newport, Oregon with Kids

The Oregon Coast, a magical wonderland of weird other life creatures- fantasy level forests, and of course- home to the great Pacific Ocean. If I had to recommend one place to take kids it’s here; to see the sea and feel the magnitude of a great BIG, wide thing that makes us feel so small…

Kid Friendly Hikes in Central Oregon

Kids, am I right? Either you’ve got some or are you kind of are one. Me? I fall into both categories. All it takes for me to be happy is a car ride with snacks and maybe a lizard sighting. I saw a lizard the other day in fact, it was my favorite thing for…