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Adventures in The Oregon Coast

Travel to Florence, Oregon


We were feeling in the mood for a little getaway over Labor Day weekend but decided rather last minute to do so. Our family had been plagued by a persistent cold which had kept us homebound for several weeks and we were aching to get outside the four walls of our home and breathe in some fresh […]

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Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge


One of our favorite things about visiting any coastline is the opportunity to see and tour lighthouses. There is just something so magical and haunting about a lighthouse. Suffice it to say, whenever we find ourselves near one, we can’t resist getting as close to it as possible. We realized mid-trip that Cape Meares State […]

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Visiting the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Traveling along the Oregon coast on a recent weekend getaway, we made it to the northwest corner of the state, in Astoria, and took the family to the Columbia River Maritime Museum for an afternoon. Wow, were we in for an experience! We were blown away (no pun intended… you have been to the Oregon […]

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad


On our most recent trip to the Oregon coast, we decided to take the family out on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. We’d been eyeing this trip as a possibility for some time and finally felt that the kids were old enough to really appreciate and enjoy it. In operation since 2003, this is a […]

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Rockaway Beach House on the beach (Airbnb)


We’ve been pretty clear around these parts about our desire to stay in vacation rentals when traveling. It’s easier to do that once your family exceeds 5 people and it allows you access to your own kitchen (which also helps to keep the cost down). On our recent trip to the Oregon coast we were looking for […]

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Visiting Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast


When we travel, if we plan to stay somewhere for three days or more, we enjoy staying in vacation rentals. Our family is now large enough that we don’t fit so easily into your traditional hotel room and we like the freedom and flexibility of making our own meals when on the road. We live […]

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