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Video: Day Trip! – Mount Hood

In the Oregon summer, the mountains of the Cascades await. Forests, alpine meadows, lakes, and waterfalls abound.

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Video: Day Trip! – Portland Nature Break

Need a rest from the concrete jungle? If you’re in Portland, head to Washington park. Here you’ll find trails, botanical gardens, and the Oregon Zoo.

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Video: Day Trip! – Willamette Forests

Head to the rugged foothills of the Cascades. The national forests surrounding the upper reaches of the Willamette River feature hot springs, waterfalls, and lakeside alpine meadows.

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Video: Day Trip! – Waters of the McKenzie

Get in touch with the waters of the McKenzie River. See waterfalls, the bottom of an exceptionally clear lake, and some of the river’s inhabitants. While relatively pristine, this river (like many places in Oregon) is threatened from development along sensitive habitat, being trashed by visitors, and from infrastructure projects …

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Video: Day Trip! – Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park has been declared one of the seven wonders of Oregon. But beauty comes at a price, overcrowding and damage from visitors mar this volcanic monolith. In this video, see two of the main trails and learn how you can minimize your impact as a visitor in …

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Video: Day Trip! – Lava Lands

See some of the most recent lava flows in the state, take a walk around a crater rim, and go underground into a lava tube – all just south of Bend, Oregon. See too, how settlement of the west impacted the fire ecology of ponderosa forests.

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Video: Day Trip! – Locally Grown

Eugene is a great place to be for local foods. In this episode, get in touch with farmers, winemakers, and brewers.

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Video: Day Trip! – Newport

On this trip, we’re headed to the coastal town of Newport. Cruise the ocean and see our grey whales, climb a lighthouse, and see what lives in our tidepools.

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Video: Day Trip! – High Desert

Explore Central Oregon’s High Desert with the Emerald. Canyons hundreds of feet deep, thunder eggs, and a desert waterfall await. Follow Connor Henzel on Twitter @ConnHenz.

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Tips for how to successfully camp in the rain

Calling Oregon’s weather bipolar would be an understatement. Often in the course of one day, the Pacific Northwest brings almost every type of climate imaginable. Grabbing both a raincoat and sunglasses on the way out of the house is not unheard of. In fact, it is advised. We Oregonians rest …

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Video: Day Trip! – Summit Snows

A 286 ft waterfall high in the Cascades, a forested glacial lake, and winter sports with a view are in store this ‘Day Trip!’ All a little over an hour southeast of Eugene on HWY 58. Visit EugeneCascadesCoast.com to learn more about the places featured here.

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Video: Day Trip! – Rugged Coast

Visit the scenic sea-side cliffs of the Oregon Coast. Storm watch at Cape Perpetua, spend some time at the Heceta Head Lighthouse, and see sea lions in one of the largest sea caves on the continent.

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Video: Day Trip! – Oregon Dunes

Travel to the Coast in Florence, and see the spectacular Oregon Dunes. In this video we hike to a waterfall, trek to the Ocean on horseback, and explore an open dune field on foot. If you’d like to know more about the places featured in this video, visit Travel Lane …

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Video: Day Trip! – Forests of the McKenzie

Hike through a unique old growth forest, mountain bike along the McKenzie River, and relax in a natural hot spring! If you’d like to know more about the places featured in the video, visit the website of Travel Lane County: Eugene, Cascades, & Coast at www.eugenecascadescoast.org

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Video: (How to) get abroad as a college student

Want to travel the world? Don’t have the money to study abroad or stay at 5 star hotels? Find out about work exchange. Working for your food and for your stay saves you a LOT of money and allows you to go abroad for long periods of time without draining …

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UO Outdoor Pursuits Program is perfect for budding adventurers

Oregonians are all about getting back to nature. It’s no surprise why– we are home to some of the most lush forests and gorgeous scenery in the entire country. Although it sounds like great fun to jump in your car with some friends and head out into the deep of …

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Hidden gems of Europe — 8 cities you must see while abroad

While studying abroad, here are 8 hidden cities worth catching a train to check out.

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Free (or almost free) ways to move your workout outside

The sun is out, and for some people, summer bodies are on the mind. But don’t get stuck in the gym for countless hours while the gorgeous weather is upon us. Here are just a few free or almost free ways to get your workout in, while enjoying the sunny outdoors.

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Oregon students create site to connect adventurers

A new website created by adventure seeking UO students will help make your adventure time even more enjoyable.

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No job after graduation? Check out these alternative post-grad plans

Spring graduation is six months away. If your holiday break, first day of class or conversation with your grandma is filled with the question: “Do you know what you’re going to do after graduation?” Consult this list. As appetizing as an unpaid internship or moving in with your mom and dad sounds, …

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Fine dining with the parents in Portland

When it comes to dining with your parents, the least they could do is treat you to a place that doesn’t have paper napkins. Check out these nice restaurants that you’ll both love: Brasserie Montmartre — Because French food just tends to leave an impression. The interior stuns with checkerboard floors, …

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The basics of Portland lingo

Confused by all the talk of no’po and the tron? Well don’t worry, here’s a few words that will get you up the basics of Portland lingo. P-town — This is a given: Portland. Puddletown — We have an average 36+ inches of rain each year, hence a lot of …

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What to do in Portland for Halloween

For those of you who wish to get spooked by ghouls and ghosts rather than drunk Halloween partygoers, October activities in Portland are just the thing. The Pumpkin Patch, located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland (16511 NW Gillihan Loop Rd.), boasts the popular Haunted Maize. That’s right, it is …

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Check out these three nightclubs to try to catch a glimpse of Real World: Portland

When Portlanders heard that the Real World was taking over our town, we all wondered, aren’t we a little too classy to house these people? Won’t our microbreweries and hipster bars bore ex-Hooters girls and V-neck-donning dudes? Turns out, there are still a few places in Portland (particularly the Chinatown area) that …

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A guide to hipster coffee in Portland

Coffee — the lifeblood of rise-and-grinders across the world. While Starbucks may suffice for the novice taste bud and yet-to-be-published authors, some of us are tired of being amongst the common folk and flavored syrups. These coffee shops are guaranteed to be pretentiously artisan or, if not, they’re always good for people watching. …

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Explore Portland neighborhoods like a local

Pearl — While the slumdog hipster may reside on the Eastside, this is where its smarter, more glamorous twin belongs. Stay at Ace Hotel, work at [email protected]@http://www.wk.com/work/from/[email protected]@, furnish your exposed-brick apartment with Jonathan Adler, watch that movie no one’s ever heard of at Living Room Theaters and end your weekend at ’80s Video …

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What to do with just 36 hours in Portland

You’ve finally committed to seeing Eugene’s bigger, weirder brother to the north: Portland. Let me lay down the reason that Portland is so famous for its food, microbreweries and strangeness. It rains about 70 percent of the year in Portland — so most of the time is spent indoors in …

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