My childhood was seemingly defined by periods of wellness and illness. After having bouts of sickness in my early years, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 10 years old. Years of medications and treatments followed, all with little success or improvement. Periods of illness that left me bedridden were followed by days of freedom as I pursued high school sports and other outdoor

The best trips are one’s that you never stop moving. Where there is adventure in both the destination and the journey. If you’re looking for a weekend out of the weirdness of Portland, Bend is the place to be. Here’s what I did with a few buddies, or turn off at the hundred other campgrounds and dirt roads along the way to create your adventure! Friday 4:00pm

Greetings friend! I hope this letter finds you well. I’m writing from the Anacortes Ferry, which is currently navigating the labyrinth of the San Juan Islands, bound for Victoria, BC. For the next week, Aubrey and I are road tripping across Vancouver Island to Tofino. I’m praying for good surf, but it can be a crap shoot this time of year. Surf or not, it’s gorgeous

Man it feels like we've been on a roller coaster ride, as we are sure you all have been on as well. Back in early March, we found ourselves getting really stressed out and talking about “us and the business” a lot. Then Taylor and I had a moment, a moment of clarity. We have an amazing team, loyal customers, and incredible support from our

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