• 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!

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!

This week we take you on a guided tour of the Portland Children’s Museum to explore its activities, see the new outdoor area and help you plan your visit.

This week, we explore your options for sledding near Portland and take you to our favorite place with advice on how to make your trip a memorable experience for the whole family.

In this short video, we make a quick stop at Little Crater Lake south of Mt. Hood and learn about this unique little wonder.

This week, we take the boys on a backpacking trip up to Oval Lake and Lookout Mountain to see the Perseid Meteor Shower, test out using Hyperlapse and Night Lapse, and see one of the best views in Oregon.

This week, we take you on a guided tour of OMSI to see the exhibits, attractions, food options and help you plan your visit. OMSI sits right on the bank of the Willamette River in Portland area and has several exhibit halls, hands on laboratory areas, and special features like the USS Blueback Submarine, a panoramic Theatre, a rotating exhibit hall, a Planetarium, an excellent scientific gift shop and more.

This week, we take you to explore the submarine USS Blueback, docked next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon. This Barbal-class diesel electric submarine was first launched as SS-581 in 1959 and was in service until decommissioning in 1990. In 1994 the submarine was docked alongside of OMSI and has been available for tours since.

This week, we take you on a 4.8 mile Hyperlapse bike ride of the beautiful, but surprisingly hazardous Astoria Riverwalk.

This week, we take you to learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, hear stories of their adventures from actors in costume and see a replica of the fort they built after reaching the Pacific Ocean – all at Fort Clatsop.

This week, we take you to Horning’s Hideout to experience the easiest fishing near Portland, learn how to clean a trout from a professional, and see the other offerings around the private lake.

This week, we take you to explore Ape Cave just south of Mt. St. Helens. Ape Cave was formed over 2000 years ago when a rare lava flow pulsed through the tunnel for several months creating a deep and wide tube. When the eruption finally came to an end, it left spectacular 13,042 foot long lava tube – the third longest in North America.

On a lot of our adventures, we stop off at some random spot that I spotted on a map. I wonder what the view is like from there… or …it would be cool to say I stood there. This was one of those trips. What would it be like to stand on the very northwest corner of Oregon?

This week, we take you to explore the Lava Canyon Suspension Bridge near Cougar, WA. Located 75 miles away from Portland, Lava Canyon and Ape Cave are often hiked together for a family friendly day trip.

This week, we take you on a relaxing drive and enjoy the beautiful views crossing the four mile Astoria-Megler Bridge across the Columbia River.

This week, we take you to explore the activities found at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The museum houses a large number of exhibits featuring a 3D theatre, historical ships, the history of ships and fishing on the Columbia River, stories of storms, shipwrecks, the Coast Guard, and bar pilots on the Columbia River Bar.