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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.

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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Three Days From Cascades to Coast

A visit to Eugene can also include excursions to the dramatic Oregon Coast and the beautiful Cascade mountains, both only an hour from Eugene. Explore it all with this three-day itinerary that uses the Eugene-Springfield metro area as the base for day trips to the Cascades and Oregon Coast…

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Eugene-Springfield Tourist for a Day

The Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area, located just off Interstate 5, offers a multitude of activities and attractions. You may find yourself here for an Oregon Ducks football game, a concert, visiting your college student or recreating that waterfall hike you saw on Instagram — but now that you…

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Cozy Fall Lodges & Cabins

When it's chilly outside, cozy quarters make the best retreat. Rain on the windowpanes, a crackling fire, a comfy chair with a good book, the aroma of a warm drink or scones baking... these are the rewards at the end of the day after the adventures are done, the mountains climbed, the beach…

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Interstate 5 Road Trip to Crater Lake

Following Interstate 5 (I-5) is an easy, year-round approach to Crater Lake. This pleasant drive through the southern end of the Willamette Valley and into the mountains includes small town sightseeing, historic landmarks, waterfalls and lakes. From Eugene, drive the Interstate 5 (I-5) corridor to…

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Exploring Coastal Art Galleries

If you are building your own personal art collection or just wish to bring home a very special momento from the Oregon Coast, Historic Old Town Florence is a great destination for art shopping. With close to a dozen galleries clustered on and adjacent to Bay Street, exploring both local and…

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Make Eugene, Cascades & Coast Your Classroom

Enrichment opportunities for homeschooling families are plentiful across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. If you are looking for educational activities or "field trips" for your homeschooled children, or to augment online learning; here is a guide to helpful local programs. Some are free and…

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The Perfect Fall Getaway in Cottage Grove

Take a two-day tour of covered bridge country during the peak of autumn color. Located at the south end of the Willamette Valley between the Coast and Cascade Mountain range, the town of Cottage Grove is small in size and big in beauty. Explore the covered bridges, waterfalls and bike rides along…

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Prost to Oktoberfest!

Experience Oktoberfest right here in Eugene. With our region's amazing local beers and the valley's farm-to-table abundance, this is a fun, easy thing to do. First, select the perfect German-style experience for your celebration. From leafy beer gardens with heat lamps to spacious beer halls to food…

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