Roamerica 1998 Sportsmobile Campervan Side Profile Camping in front of Mt Bachelor in Bend

Author: Gretchen Bayless

by Nicholas King In this edition of "In Your Backyard," FOX26 Sports Anchor Nick King is breaking the rules, and dipping outside of California. Nick is traveling around Oregon in a campervan, rented by ROAMERICA. ROAMERICA is based in Portland. The company was founded in 2015, by the outdoors-loving couple, Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood. Gretchen and Taylor had been spending weekends in their own campervan for

Filled with lush forests, stunning beaches, and towering mountain ranges, the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place to get out into nature and sleep under the stars. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to camp in the Pacific Northwest, all surrounded by stunning scenery and breathtaking views. Check out these 11 places to camp in the Pacific Northwest with a

From natural wonders to historical landmarks to interesting towns, the Oregon Coast offers a plethora of opportunities for adventure. With so much to explore along the Oregon Coast, it can be difficult to decide where to start, which is why we put together this seven-day itinerary for road tripping Highway 101 that hits all the must-see spots. If possible, leave yourself an extra day or

It’s no secret that the Beaver State is an outdoor lover’s paradise; volcanoes, beaches, mountains, and plains abound. While it’d be easy to pick a city and book a flight, then you’d be missing out on half the journey: getting there. Oregon is home to officially designated All-American Roads, National Scenic Byways, Oregon State Scenic Byways, and Oregon Tour Routes. We've chosen only four of

If you’ve got picky eaters, camping can be intimidating. After all, without your fridge full of back-up meals, how are you going to feed those kiddos while on the road in your campervan? Not to worry, we’ve put together a collection of awesome, kid-ready campfire dishes that are sure to please even the pickiest of little ones. From cinnamon rolls to pizza, from classic s’mores

With surging property prices and limited income, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to be able to afford housing. Which is why people have now started to look for affordable living spaces that serve as an alternative to traditional houses. It also costs a lot to live in traditional houses, with huge energy and water bills. Enter tiny homes and camper vans! Both these

Published by Ryan Smith Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or finally convert that school bus to be free to live that nomadic lifestyle on the road, you’re now ready to downsize your home. But before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate common mistakes

With 60 national parks scattered throughout the United States, it can be difficult to choose which ones to visit. Luckily, Pacific Northwesterners know they can find some of the most majestic public lands right in their backyard. Due to the diverse variety of ecosystems that exist in the PNW, outdoor enthusiasts of all types can encounter a wide variety of natural beauty in one single

Washington’s staggering size and diverse geography have spawned a history rich in culture and industry. Throw in 240 miles of coastline and at least 60 named mountain ranges, and no corner of the state is the same. From bustling maritime activities to the massive timber industry to the spectacular wild places, Washington has long been a place that attracts adventurers and explorers. Furthermore, the history

Washington has one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the continental United States. From Pacific Ocean coastline to high mountain peaks, from low-lying grassland to temperate rainforest, there are amazing vistas and wilderness to explore in every corner of the state. Though there are too many destinations to count, we’ve put together a list of just seven that stick out as some of the