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

I know what you’re thinking: “There’s no way to pack the kids into the van for an epic family road trip that doesn’t end in disaster.” But surprisingly enough, a good Pacific Northwest family road trip can check off quite a few boxes — pristine wilderness and national parks, beaches, museums, water slides, and urban adventure. Before hitting the road on that multi-month cross-country road trip,

The Pacific Northwest is full of natural wonders; you could spend a lifetime exploring and still not discover all that this magical place has to offer. From impossibly high peaks to dramatic coastline, from lush temperate rainforests to high desert plains, the Pacific Northwest is truly a treasure trove of incredible landscapes. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite PNW destinations that

The Pacific Northwest is packed full of fun activities for the whole family, including ferry rides, children’s museums, food tours, and staying in a Bavarian-styled village. Though most known for its outdoor recreation, the Pacific Northwest is also home to some amazing cities and towns that offer world-class cultural activities as well as opportunities to get outside. We at ROAMERICA have put together a list