Trip Ideas

Taj Morgan, Director of Content Strategy
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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.

Oregon Sand Dunes Getaway

Have an adventure this weekend and head for Oregon's stunning coastline just outside of Florence, Oregon. Here is the start of massive sand dunes that transform the landscape into an endless playground. From admiring the sheer beauty of the rolling sand drifts, to trying out daring and exciting sand…

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How to Explore Oregon's Tide Pools

Coastal marine life provides fascinating sightseeing and photography opportunities! Here is how to explore them. Beaches in Oregon are publicly owned from the water to sixteen vertical feet above the low tide mark. The coastline north of Florence offers rocky shores adjacent sea cliffs, alongside…

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Eugene's Sustainable Local Shops

In Eugene — and across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region — many local businesses make sustainability and environmental values an integral part of their business plan. As a community, we celebrate "Earth Day" year-round with innovative approaches to conservation, recycling and equity. Visitors can…

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Beachcombing on the Oregon Coast

Oregon's beaches are especially perfect for long sandy strolls because there are miles of pristine beaches with relatively few people. In 1967 Oregon's Beach Bill secured the public's recreational access to all beaches up to the vegetation line. The scenic beauty includes dramatic cliffs, evergreen…

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Top Things to See in TrackTown

When the Eugene Marathon is in town, or there is a track event at Hayward Field — track and field fans and athletes seek out the ultimate TrackTown USA experience by visiting these unique Eugene destinations and events. 1. Attend a Meet at Hayward Field Eugene is the heart and home of track and…

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Guided Oregon Wine Tours

Over a dozen South Willamette Valley wineries invite visitors to taste their wines and tour their winemaking operations. Most local wineries are within twenty miles of Eugene - Springfield, and even on the busiest summer days the region has lighter traffic than many other wine tasting destinations…

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Guide to Late Night Dining

The event has wound down, the show is over, the match complete, the victor declared... but your evening is still in full swing! Where can you go for a late night meal, a nightcap or a cup of coffee? Finding late night restaurants in Eugene may not always be easy — despite being a college town, many…

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Day Trips Near Eugene

Eugene combines its urban arts, entertainment and dining scene with abundant natural landscapes and outdoor activities. One advantage to visiting Eugene is its versatile location, only an hour from the gorgeous Oregon coast and an hour from the verdant Cascade mountains. From the city center…

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Plan Your Garden

It's that time of year to start bringing your yard to life — from flowers to trees, from veggies to fruit. The Willamette Valley is a bountiful destination for gardeners seeking heritage seeds and plants, tools, supplies, and tips from master gardeners. Our many small farms and vineyards paired with…

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Top Things to Do in Spring

It feels good to get outside! Spring brings clear and sunny weather mixed with clouds and rain – and the occasional warm, sunny days that hint at the glorious summer that will come. March, April and May are a wonderful time to explore the region's natural and agricultural landscapes. Here are our…

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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…