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Prosthetic leg at the ocean: How amputee travelers can enjoy the beach

ATK amputees can wear a computerized prosthetic leg at the ocean Jodie has been an above-the-knee, or ATK, amputee since she was 13.  For most of her post-amputation life, she figured that going to the ocean meant leaving her prosthetic leg at home. After all, Jodie’s prosthesis has computerized components that help her walk. The …

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Southern Oregon waterfalls road trip in Roseburg: 4 easy family waterfall hikes, 3 rushing rivers, 2 scenic parks, and 1 winding road

Roseburg, Oregon waterfalls Learned… … Highway 138 is packed with short, family-friendly easy hikes to beautiful Oregon waterfalls.… Good leaders care about those they lead.… To appreciate your time in front.… To follow when it’s someone else’s turn to go ahead.… Roseburg is a great base for adventures along one of America’s greatest scenic drives. …

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A Eureka camp stove is a meaningful Father's Day gift idea!

Best camper propane stove for families: Eureka Ignite Camp Stove

Camper propane stove review: Eureka 2-Burner Ignite Plus Verdict: With excellent flame control and space for big cooking, this budget-friendly, durable Eureka camper propane stove cured our family’s propane cooking blues. We didn’t need a new camper propane stove… But we needed one. With so many camp stoves available, finding ours took some searching. It …

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The magic of canceled plans: Early spring coastal camping in Bandon, Oregon

Bandon, Oregon Learned… …Multiple state parks in the Coos Bay/Bandon, Oregon areas make for incredible drives and romps.…Our camper extends our camping season and activity options.…Highway 138 drive along the Umpqua River is one of the nation’s finest drives.…If the camper’s inside lights aren’t working, check the wires under the sink.…Thousands of seabirds fit on …

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Coast camping Oregon, part 2: Visiting Neptune for Strawberry and the Devil

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Oregon Summer is prime season for coast camping Oregon. It’s also a brilliant opportunity for families to travel together and appreciate not only time with each other, but also the beauty of Oregon’s dunes, beaches, and clear skies. Learned …Kids love to help, including making camp and breaking camp… …

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CAPE PERPETUA, coast camping Oregon, Part 1: A good adventure spot

Cape Perpetua, Oregon From bright sands to high cliffs, the Cape Perpetua campground and scenic area give you a perfect home base for Central Oregon Coast family travel. Learned …How to read tide tables… Every visit to the beautiful Oregon Coast is like going there for the first time… Our camper gives us options so …

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Hosmer Lake: Canoeing and family camping on Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Highway

Hosmer Lake, Oregon With a backdrop of volcanic peaks, Hosmer Lake is a family-friendly, paddle-ready camp destination on Central Oregon’s Cascade Lakes Highway. Learned How to camp COVID-safe with trusted friends. The Cascades are one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Hosmer Lake reminded us we need to get on the water more. It …

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