Southern Oregon Road Trip – 2TravelDads

Author: , April 25th, 2019

Southern Oregon - 2TravelDads

We love our road trips, you know that, and living in the Pacific Northwest, we’re at the gateway to some of the best road trips in the United States. Oregon is our neighbor and we visit it a lot, but it’s rare that we really explore the south part of the state. This is our (future) award winning southern Oregon road trip that takes the best of the Cascades and pairs it with the Oregon Coast. This road trip itinerary is ideal in Spring and Summer and is great with kids!

When we found out we were heading to Southern Oregon we knew two things: the Umpqua National Forest and the southern coast are going to be fun and drastically different. The Cascade Mountains run from British Columbia to Northern California. They’re dotted with snowy peaks and dense forests, which when put together make for an epic collection of waterfalls. Doing a road trip with kids, we knew that we needed to pack in some big wow items, and waterfalls always do the trick.

For fun along the coast, we make it a habit to fly kites when possible, but when the weather doesn’t permit we do the next best thing: beach combing. Even in rainy weather the kids love searching for beach glass and interesting shells, so getting some time on the coast is perfect for us. In addition to the beach, there are lots of unique coastal experiences that are great for families. We made time to do fun activities we can’t do at home, including experiencing some of the natural phenomena of the Oregon Coast (see below).

If you’ve done a road trip with small to medium age kids, you know that being in the car is a bummer. We try to break up longer drive times with fun. Here are our top tips for ensuring every part of the road trip experience is awesome.

By Rob Taylor – Full Story at 2TravelDads

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TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast – Jacksonville, Oregon

Author: , March 20th, 2017

TouVelle House B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast is ready to welcome you with a gentle, serene environment where you can relax knowing that all of your needs have already been anticipated. TouVelle House combines modern comforts with understated elegance and leisure.

Restful gardens, feather-soft bedding, home-made breakfasts and bountiful amenities create a luxurious retreat from the day-to-day. This Craftsman estate sits atop a knoll and is set well back from the street. The house is draped in an acre of lush landscaping and is open to a variety of local fauna.

A short walk will take you to the heart of Jacksonville where you will find ample opportunities for shopping, dining, wine tasting and pampering.

Historic guided tours offer insight into Jacksonville’s gold rush days or we can provide a pocket guide to explore on your own.

Feeling like getting out beyond the Rogue Valley? Crater Lake National Park, the Oregon Caves and the California Redwoods National Park are each a short day-trip from TouVelle House. We offer a sack breakfast option if you want to head out early but don’t want to skip a meal.

We post a daily breakfast menu of three courses. If the menu doesn’t suit you, we offer a selection of alternatives that satisfy most dietary restrictions and allergies. We happily accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diets with advanced notice.

As former military and law enforcement officers ourselves, we like to recognize and thank others in the armed forces and law enforcement agencies. Mention your service and we’ll be honored to offer you a ‘thank you’ discount.

We look forward to having you as our guests. Please let us know how we can make your visit to Southern Oregon extra special.

See the TouVelle House B&B Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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