Van and small trailer camping in Oregon’s outdoors From colorful deserts to pristine coastlines and pine-covered mountains in between, Oregon’s diverse landscape offers many impressive areas to explore. To truly be immersed in these environments, we often camp right in the middle of it all. But...

Encouraging kids to take outdoor fun to the next level For children, summer is about riding bikes, exploring neighborhoods and climbing trees. With plenty of free time and good weather, summer is also the perfect time to encourage kids to take that neighborhood stroll or...

 Oregon hikes for history buffs Oregon’s world-class hiking trails are one reason many of us hang our hats here. The state also lays claim to an abundance of intriguing and significant chapters in human and natural history. These events leave their mark on both the landscape...

Accessible trails and destinations offer a taste of Central Oregon for wheelchairs and strollers alike For our summer vacation last year, we drove the scenic 175 miles from Portland, passing picturesque Detroit Lake and crossing Santiam Pass to spend time in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Our mission:...

Cairn offers a monthly grab-bag of outdoor goodies In the fall of 2013, entrepreneur and Wharton School of Business graduate Rob Little moved to Bend, bringing with him the idea to motivate people into spending more time outside. By December, Little had launched Cairn, an innovative...

Great bikes and gear for the summer cycling season   Pocket Pannier Ride in style with Walnut Studiolo’s luxurious Pocket Pannier, featuring beautiful vegetable-tanned, weatherproofed leather and cedarwood siding. It is perfect for carrying those small, indispensable items like your cell phone, wallet, keys or bike lock, and...