• Explorers Guide to the Oregon Coast Aquarium

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located on 39 acres of land next to the Yaquina Bay estuaries of Newport, Oregon. The museum has 250 species of marine life, is visited by 400,000 people per year and is ranked as one of the top ten aquariums of North America. This week, we are going to take you on a tour and explore the exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse & Tour

    The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is peached on a rocky outcrop just north of Newport, Oregon. The beautiful whitewashed 93 foot tower has been in continuous use for the last 144 years. This week, we take you on a tour of the inside of the lighthouse, learn its history, and help you plan your visit.

  • Exploring Cape Perpetua

    Cape Perpetua is filled with popular attractions such as Devil’s Churn, West Shelter Overlook, the Giant Spruce Tree, Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn to name a few – and even more amazing is that they are all within a few miles of each other. This week we learn the history, see the sights, and help you plan your visit to Cape Perpetua on the rocky Oregon coast.

  • History of Fort Stevens

    During my research for our guided tour video, I was amazed by the history of Fort Stevens and decided to make a historical summary. After way too many hours of research, finding photos and editing, this 3 1/2 minute video is the result!

Despite traveling a lot as a kid, there was one place that I was never able to visit – Hawaii.  Listening to my friends stories of their vacations and seeing films on TV, I could only imagine what it was like to go for myself.  And that’s where this video comes in.  We recorded a bunch of videos to answer the question – what’s it really like to go to Hawaii.  Today… Read More

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep an aquarium running? This week we give you a sneak peak, with a preview of the Oregon Coast Aquariums behind the scenes tour.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located on 39 acres of land next to the Yaquina Bay estuaries of Newport, Oregon. The museum has 250 species of marine life, is visited by 400,000 people per year and is ranked as one of the top ten aquariums of North America. This week, we are going to take you on a tour and explore the exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

For the past several months, I have been using one website for two different projects – a divergent life with stories about growing up as a missionary kid and divergent explorers with videos about traveling Oregon and beyond.  But the time has come to give each the home it deserves.  I have been working hard on reformatting this website solely for my writings and created an entirely new website to host our… Read More

In this short video, we give you a preview of the exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center to help you plan your visit.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is peached on a rocky outcrop just north of Newport, Oregon. The beautiful whitewashed 93 foot tower has been in continuous use for the last 144 years. This week, we take you on a tour of the inside of the lighthouse, learn its history, and help you plan your visit.

Cape Perpetua is filled with popular attractions such as Devil’s Churn, West Shelter Overlook, the Giant Spruce Tree, Thor’s Well and Spouting Horn to name a few – and even more amazing is that they are all within a few miles of each other. This week we learn the history, see the sights, and help you plan your visit to Cape Perpetua on the rocky Oregon coast.

Every year Portland shuts down all of the major road, bridges and highways for one of the largest community bike rides in the world, with 18,000 people participating. This week, we take you on the 13 mile, six bridge ride of the 2016 Providence Bridge Pedal with two videos – one showing the sights and action of the ride and the other showing a 20x time lapse of the entire route.

Each time I visit the Oregon Zoo, I wonder about who the animals at the zoo are and where they came from. So this week, we made a video that introduces you to the animals at the major exhibits.

This week, we bring you the Portlander’s Guide to the Oregon Zoo – where we talk about how to get there, what there is to see and do, what the food options are and discuss the animal and construction changes – all to help you plan your own visit to the Zoo!

This week, go on a bike ride on the trails between Fort Stevens and the campgrounds, and fall in love with its trails (pun intended).

Three boys, three days, and our stories of heading out to the North Oregon Coast to film our first series of videos for Divergent Explorers. Come along with us as we go behind the scenes to see how we made our videos and the lessons we learned!

Battery Russell has an amazing history – the site of the only attack of a mainland military installation since the War of 1812. Today we take a look at the construction, history, battle, and aftermath as we bring you the Stories of Battery Russell.

This week, we take you on a tour of the Batteries at Fort Stevens and learn how the enemy targets were found, how the guns were aimed, and the steps taken to fire the guns. We also walk through the batteries to learn their history and some of the stories of the men that served here.

During my research for our guided tour video, I was amazed by the history of Fort Stevens and decided to make a historical summary. After way too many hours of research, finding photos and editing, this 3 1/2 minute video is the result!