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Lunchtime hike at George Rogers Park

If you've never ventured to George Rogers Park in downtown Lake Oswego, you're missing out. This perfect lunchtime hike offers free parking, a sandy beach on the Willamette River and gravel trails that won't get your shoes too muddy before heading back to work. Here's a look at the couple of hours we spent at George Rogers Park during our lunch break.

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A Mini-Vacation in Manzanita, Oregon

My husband and I spent our stormy weekend on the coast with my parents and mother-in-law, not exactly the crowd that wants to climb Neah-Kah-Nee Mountain, but still fans of the great outdoors. Lucky for us, our Airbnb was located just blocks from Nehalem Bay State Park.

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Hiking at Moulton Falls and Lucia Falls on the Lewis River

Hiking Moulton Falls and Lucia Falls in Southwest Washington is the perfect family-friendly experience! Take a look at our visit during February when there was still snow on the ground; check out the ins and outs of parking, what to wear, and see beautiful images of the scenery on this easy, flat hiking trail just 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Washington.

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