Monday, April 12, 2021

12 great no-entry-fee public lands

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Looking for a place to take your RV but keep the costs down? Here's a list of a number...

Harvest Hosts: Camping free at wineries and farms

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I've been a member of Harvest Hosts for at least 10 years and try to take advantage of the membership as often...

Oregon Coast’s Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area offers wildlife viewing year-round

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By Bob Difley When cruising the Oregon Coast with a westward focus to the scenic beaches and shorelines we sometimes miss attractions that lie to...

The old West thrives in Washington’s bucolic Methow Valley

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By Bob Difley The craggy mountains of Washington’s rugged North Cascade Range rise like the teeth of a woodsman’s saw, it’s jagged peaks tearing gashes...

John Sutter built a fort and forever changed the Wild West

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By Bob Difley Like many of the era's restless youth, John Augustus Sutter, a polished, dashing Swiss gentleman, set sail for New York in 1834...

For scenic views and whitewater rafting drive the Payette River National Scenic Byway

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By Bob Difley Have you ever given some thought to trying river rafting? You may have wondered whether the sounds of shrieking rafters you’ve heard...

The old West lives on at Julian, SoCal’s mining mountain town

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By Bob Difley Julian, CA, is perched picturesquely on a hilltop at an elevation of 4,235 feet, an hour's drive from San Diego. The annual...

Take this short detour to Wupatki and Sunset Crater on your trip south

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By Bob Difley Snowbirds descending from the Pacific Northwest, the Plains states, or the Midwest into southern Arizona for the winter have several routes to...

Take some time to meander the scenic and historic Georgia Coast

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By Bob Difley Instead of taking the more direct route from the Savannah River border with South Carolina to the St. Marys River on its...

Brats and beer? It must be Leavenworth – Washington’s “Bavarian Alps” town

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By Bob Difley Small towns and hamlets scattered throughout the West struggle to get by. Without major employers, there are few jobs for residents so...

Eight tips for taking professional-grade travel photos

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By Bob Difley You don’t need expensive photographic equipment to take good travel photos if you follow these tips that professional travel photographers use for...

Scenic photography ideas: Oregon’s 50 restored covered bridges

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By Bob Difley Back in the simpler "good 'ol days," when our daily distractions didn’t include social media, smartphones, and terrorist attacks, gasoline cost a...

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