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Taj Morgan, Director of Content Strategy
Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.

Top City Lights Views

Gaze out at millions of twinkling lights of the metropolitan areas. The magic and beauty of nighttime cityscapes have their own romantic appeal, best enjoyed from the heights of rooftops, balconies and hilltops. Here are some of the best spots to enjoy city lights. Eugene - Springfield Metro Right…

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Bring Your Family to Springfield!

Springfield, Oregon is a superb family destination. If you are traveling with the kids, here are some family-friendly highlights for things to do just east of Eugene. Kid-Friendly Entertainment & Amusement In Springfield, the performing arts scene is great for families. From the creative…

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What to Pack for Your Oregon Trip

When you are planning a trip, deciding what to pack is very important. While each adventure depends on what you plan to do, the primary region you plan to visit, and the time of year; here is a basic packing list to get you started. Generally, the residents across our Eugene, Cascades & Coast…

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Kids' Things to Do in Fall

The season is changing but don't bring the kids indoors yet! The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is robust with autumn activities for all ages. Here are some of the best things to do with the family this fall: Leafy Family Hikes Crunch through the colorful autumn leaves at the region's many…

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Top Things to Do When Visiting UO Campus

If you are visiting the University of Oregon campus to tour the school, visit a student, cheer on sports, attend a lecture or make a presentation, make sure you see as much as possible and enjoy your time! Campus is a thriving hub of activity from University events to nearby nature trails. Attend a…

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Best Rides for Bike Share

Hop on one of those big blue bikes that you see all over downtown Eugene and across the UO campus for a fun, short bike ride! These "bike share" bicycles are designed for easy, affordable and environmentally-friendly transportation for errands and pleasure rides. To use them there a few things you…

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Road Trip: Oregon Coast

Ask any Oregonian for road trip tips and they'll tell you that the miles of open coastline along the Oregon Coast is a must-see for anyone visiting the state. Drive the scenic Highway 101 along coastal cliffs, through forests and sand dunes. We suggest three days on the Oregon Coast to get the most…

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Five Top Spots to Take Fall Family Photos

It's that time of year for family photos and portrait sessions! Whether you're pulling together photos for a holiday card, documenting couplehood, a new baby or an important milestone or just want to share updated images on your professional or personal social media accounts, here are some of the…

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Crafty Autumn Beers

Craft beer and hard ciders pair perfectly with changing leaves, back to school, football games and the crisp autumn air. So what is fresh and new along the Eugene Ale Trail this fall? Here is a round up of our top seasonal trends to check out. Abundant Fall Fruit Leave nothing in the field this…

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