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8 ways our family of 4 prepped for a 6-week camping road trip

Camping road trip: 8 ways our family prepared for 6 weeks of popup camping

A 6-week camping road trip is a not-insignificant amount of time to travel. Especially in a car. With a popup camper. And two kids. Our plans for a February and March road trip throughout California included a range of climates and areas, from the redwood forests near Oregon, to the deserts of California’s arid southeast. …


Oregon hikes with kids

Oregon hikes with kids: Family friendly trails in Lane County’s Eugene, Cascades, and Coast wonderland

Spring! Summer! Even fall: When it comes to Oregon hikes with kids, Lane County has incredible family hikes, all within easy reach of Eugene, Springfield, and even the Oregon Coast. Lane County is about the size of Connecticut. While Eugene and Springfield are the main urban areas, smaller towns and cities such as Florence, Cottage …


Pop up campers: 5 things to know: tent trailer, family camping, and more: Our popup trailer combines the right balance of size, cost, towability, and adventure options for our family.

7 reasons why we chose a popup camper

Popup camping has helped our family travel more, longer, and to so many different places. Here are 7 reasons why we chose a popup camper instead of another type of RV or trailer: 1. No more sleeping on the ground. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The St. Clair Adventure Family (@learnersandmakers) …


Cozying up in Calypso Cottage at Smith Creek Village in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.

Smith Creek Village: Cozy cottage in the Oregon forest at Silver Falls State Park

Even when you’re about to take a big trip, sometimes a small trip helps you recharge. At Smith Creek Village in Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park, we found a tucked-away getaway with easy access to hiking trails and waterfalls. Plus, our cabin’s full kitchen, central heating, and well-appointed bathroom gave us lots of home-away-from-home comforts …


Brookings family travel: Why we say YES to our kids’ ideas, even on the stormy Southern Oregon Coast

Shoulder season family travel on the Southern Oregon Coast Do parents sometimes have to say no to their kids? Sure. But it’s often more important to know when to say… YES! And when it comes to saying yes, family travel in Brookings, Oregon gives you a lot of opportunities for coastal fun. About Brookings, Oregon …


Shoulder season family travel along the Cascades Mckenzie Highway 126

Shoulder season family travel along the Cascades’ Mckenzie Highway 126

Family travel a world away yet close to the city Just east of the Eugene/Springfield area, Highway 126 provides an amazing escape for shoulder season family travel. Winding between Oregon’s tall, thick forests, and the pure, rolling McKenzie River, the highway winds into the Cascade foothills. Before you know it, you’ll feel like you’re in …