Cori Dahlstrom and David Romilly both grew up active, David as an all-around athlete in Southern Maine and Cori going on family ski trips to Mount Hood from the Portland, Oregon area. The couple met on an airplane coming back from separate ski vacations and lived in New Hampshire until 2015, when they moved back to Portland. They have two boys, M and G, soon to
Words by Sarah Ramm All photos courtesy of Sarah Ramm and Chris Ramm Originally posted by Expedition Portal, on October 31st, 2018 Oregon was calling, and I knew it was time for us to go back. The summer heat had been getting the better of us for a few months, and the cool, crisp air of the Pacific Northwest seemed dreamy. As we started to plan our next
Al and Mindy Matarazzo were destined to get a van. They just didn’t know what they wanted yet. As they were planning a family trip to Yosemite a couple years ago, their son Zach recommended they rent one. That trip gave them a vision of what their own van life could potentially be. The Matarazzo’s, both 48, active hikers, bicyclists and rafters, made a conscious move
Overlanding in the Land Down Under: Gaby and Dave’s Motivations for Van Lifing in Australia This ROAMERICA Truth Series article talks about the motivations and process of how Gaby Hernandez and her husband ended up starting their 12 month overlanding trip in the land down under. A little over a year ago, Gaby Hernandez (@van.down.under) came to Portland from Sydney, Australia for a 14-day road trip in
Oregon and the Pacific Northwest has been on our “must-see” list for a long time, so when our friends moved to Portland, it seemed like we finally had a perfect excuse to make the trip! When Bryce and Paul announced that they had purchased a campervan on the West Coast, we got serious with our planning and started brainstorming ideas about how to make a
Just a short drive outside of Portland, Oregon, is the state’s highest peak. Mount Hood is 11,239' and it’s the perfect destination for your next weekend adventure. Mount Hood is one of the most climbed glaciated peaks in the world; it’s estimated that between 10,000 and 20,000 people attempt to reach its summit per year. The most popular way up the mountain is via the Hogsback Route on
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
Oregon sounds a lot like 'are-u-goin'?And man, do we recommend you go explore this gorgeous state. It's Friday! We, the Roving Dears, whipped out the Oregon atlas — while scarfing burgers — and decided to head south to the sand dunes. Over 40 miles of seashore and dunes reaching 500 feet above sea level, this is the largest stretch of coastal dunes in North America. Plus, we'd never been!
We woke up early Saturday morning, excited and ready to hit the road for the Olympic Peninsula. We had our ROAMERICA campervan packed the night before, carefully making sure all was accounted for and carefully together. We had tons of food, games, cards, music and of course a little whiskey for those cold coastal nights. Our destination was La Push beach in Forks, WA, and although
This time of year getting outside in the Pacific Northwest has its advantages. Cooler temperatures make being active more enjoyable as well as thinning out the crowds of your favorite trails. Recently photographers Alec Carrier and Mike Branscum headed out to enjoy mountain biking Hood River, Oregon with some buddies to capture exactly what this shoulder season psyche can look like.