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

Author: Gretchen Bayless

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

Mountain biking in Washington is one of the most unique and incredible experiences in the country. From fast-paced singletrack to racing through old growth forests, mountain biking trails in Washington are unforgettable. With help from Singletracks, a nationwide online mountain biking community, we’ve put together an aggregated list of some of the most frequented and well-loved mountain biking trails in Washington. Send it! 1. Galbraith Mountain 64

While modern travelers consider Oregon to be rich in recreation and tourism opportunities, settlers from the eastern United States first came west in search of natural resources and farm land. While some of the mining and timber towns grew into big cities like Ashland and Bend, others faded into obscurity as settlers left to pursue riches elsewhere. Consequently, Oregon boasts more ghost towns than any

Though the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being foggy and rainy during the fall season, the wet conditions and cooling temperatures more often that not make for stunning landscapes blanketed in breathtaking fall colors. From the forests of Oregon to the high peaks of Washington State, you’ll find scenic drives and hiking trails that will immerse you in the landscape and the fall foliage

Pacific Northwest culture calls for outdoor recreation, good eats, and a ton of festival-going. Fall is the perfect time to visit the PNW for so many reasons—farmers markets, fall foliage, and less-crowded trails—and on top of it all are the festivals that range from holiday gift markets to music festivals to local food extravaganzas. Remember, if you choose to attend the craft beverage festivals, choose

There are few places in North America where you can ski, sail, enjoy cosmopolitan urban culture, and hike through lush temperate rainforest. Fortunately, there’s Vancouver, British Columbia, a stunning city set seaside just north of Seattle and the Canadian border. This city has so much to offer that one visit won’t be enough. But we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite things

The Pacific Northwest region is one of the fastest growing in the country and with good reason. The majestic views and landscapes and active, bustling cities provide something for just about everyone. Check out these eight must-see Pacific Northwest destinations on your next road trip out west with ROAMERICA. 1. Seattle, Washington   The Emerald City has long been a pillar of the Pacific Northwest because of its