Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

New study looks at who visits North Coast

Traffic, lodging costs are concerns. When international travelers come to the North Coast, they are enamored with the nature that surrounds them and the Oregonians they meet. But a few more signs telling them how to get around wouldn’t hurt. The observations are a part of recent study by Travel Oregon and the University of […]
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Restrictions coming to wilderness trailheads

Forest Service draft decision calls for day-use quotas at 30 popular trailheads. New rules and restrictions are coming to some of the most sensitive areas of the Deschutes and Willamette national forests, though the changes are less sweeping than those in an earlier proposal. On Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service announced a draft of its […]
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Watch group wants Washington whale watching withheld

A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population that is at its lowest in over 30 years. The group advising Gov. Jay Inslee voted Tuesday to recommend a three- to five-year moratorium on […]
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Study shows who is flocking to Haystack Rock

More than half visit from outside the state. A recent survey shows visitors at Haystack Rock like to come often and from places outside of Oregon. The survey, facilitated by the federally and state-funded Oregon Sea Grant, was conducted over six weeks this summer to study the demographics of those who visit the 235-foot sea […]
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Mt. Bachelor, local businesses pray for snow

Weather outlook has some concerned. Officials at Mt. Bachelor are praying for snow. Two feet, to be exact. If Mother Nature cooperates, the ski resort hopes to fire up its lifts on Nov. 23, said Drew Jackson, Mt. Bachelor’s director of sales and marketing. Even with El Nino conditions predicted for the winter, Mt. Bachelor’s […]
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Vacation rental permits stagnate in Cannon Beach, defying perception 

Growth seen in Seaside and Arch Cape. Vacation rentals have surged in popularity on the North Coast, part of a pattern of tremendous growth in an industry expected to be worth $36.6 billion nationally by the end of the year. Seaside issued about 430 vacation rental permits last year, compared to 350 seven years ago, […]
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Airline options boost airport to another record

It’s been a busy few days for Carousel Travel owner Micki Summerhays. The Phoenix travel agent has booked a group heading for South Africa to go wine tasting, a Christmas journey to Ireland, and passage to London for a funeral. For a range of reasons as varied as the folks crowding through the Medford airport […]
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What it’s like to hike the Oregon Desert Trail

This remote, 750-mile trail shows off the state’s unsung natural attractions. I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to move. At this point, a few miles into my solo-backpacking trip through Oregon’s remote […]
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These 12 Oregon lighthouses still stand tall

Oregon was a rough place to build a lighthouse. Ships that traveled the rugged Pacific Coast needed beacons to navigate the shoreline, but those same conditions that plagued sailors plagued the builders of lighthouses designed to help them. Source: These 12 Oregon lighthouses still stand tall | OregonLive.com

Fire and Smoke: A reputation is at stake

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a five-day series on devastating wildfires and their effects on Southern Oregon done in partnership with KTVL Channel 10. Read Part II here. After back-to-back, smoke-plagued summers, Southern Oregon’s reputation as an outdoor Mecca is at risk. Television reports and digital media images have left little to the […]
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