Trip Ideas

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 Things to Do in Summer

Summer in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is a glorious time of year. From Oregon's sun-streaked beaches to the cool Cascades, nature invites you outside. The weather ranges from hot and balmy to comfortably cool. Daylight stretches out, starting early with rosy hues in the east and concluding…

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Best Spring Gardens

Springtime gardens are full of green sprouts, buds and sweet surprises. As we eagerly await for flowers to bloom and skies to stay clear blue, we can still find joy in puddle jumping through these local treasures. We've tramped around public parks, natural landscapes and preserves, wineries, lodging…

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Outdoor Things to Do in Lowell

Between Eugene and Oakridge is an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Pleasant Hill and Lowell are the small communities between these two larger destinations — they are set against a backdrop of state parks, forests, reservoirs and campgrounds. Instead of cruising by on Highway 58…

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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, plan to see as much as possible and enjoy your time! The campus is a thriving hub of activity from University events to nearby nature trails. Stroll or…

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World Class Wine Tour

Indulge your senses by exploring Oregon's wine country on a two-day tour of some very special boutique wineries along Territorial Highway. Taste the region's lauded Pinot Noir wine, enjoy an abundance of farm-to-table gourmet offerings and soak up the beauty and quiet of the Willamette Valley. For…

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Spring Wildflowers

Wildflowers are one of the many splendid delights of springtime. As you trek gloriously muddy hiking trails to gushing waterfalls, keep a look out for the region's beautiful blooms. Wildflower Season The wildflower season is heralded by wild daffodils springing up alongside country roads and across…

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Train Trip!

Need an excuse to ride the train to Eugene? Amtrak Cascades runs from Vancouver, B.C. to the Eugene Depot with stops at many northwest cities including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Salem and Albany. Plan a quick trip with at least one overnight. Check the current schedule, as train times are subject…

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Guide to Local Trees & Forest Bathing

Oregon is known for its lumber industry, wood products and preserved and protected old growth forests. Our communities have a logging heritage, tree-hugging hearts and tree planting spirits! If you desire a little "forest bathing", here is a tree-focused guide to Eugene - Springfield, and the…

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A Metro Experience Getaway

Escape to the excitement and pizazz of a metro environment bustling with shopping, entertainment, great restaurants, and lots to see and do! Eugene-Springfield's urban centers offer performing arts, high-end shopping and the latest culinary attractions balanced with quiet, sunny courtyards; downtown…

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7 Cool Things About Springfield, OR

Springfield is a great family destination with a historic downtown, excellent restaurants, shopping centers and lots of parks. We invite you to discover the robust attractions of Springfield. It's a pretty cool place. 1. It's The Simpsons' Springfield — Matt Groening Says So The creator of The…

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Explore Our Communities

Whale Watching at Sea Lion Caves
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Visit the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Center in downtown Eugene. Find information on things to do and see in Lane County, purchase park passes and locally-made gifts and souvenirs, and…