Travel

The sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding have been around much longer than most people realize, but are recently rapidly gaining popularity, and they are accessible to more than just an elite few.  The Bandon area with its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and relatively reliable wind draw...

Langlois, Oregon is a town whose surface just begs to be scratched.  Those wise enough to shop at the expansive market, eat locally at The Spoon Restaurant, and drink hand-roasted coffee at the Floras Creek Coffee Company quickly find the culture and depth just below...

There’s much more than meets the eye in the tiny town of Langlois on the Oregon Coast.  Farms and ranches dominate the countryside surrounding the town, but the town itself is hopping with surprising energy for a community of fewer than 200 people.  There is...

Oregon's public beaches are some of the things that make Oregon great, but they were not always open to everyone. If sight of sand and sky and sea has given respite from your daily cares, then pause to thank Oswald West former governor of Oregon (1911-1915). ...

This year's 29th Shore Acres lights display at Shore Acres State Park is an integral part of a Coos County holiday experience and is not to be missed.   The experience keeps getting better and better as more lights and sculptures are added, and more people...

For many of us, one of the great things about being at the beach is seeing the boundless joy of dogs as they dig in the sand, splash in the water, and run.  This kind of running, mind you, is like no other.  Free from...

The first time I visited Bandon, I saw the Coquille River Lighthouse from the boardwalk in Old Town and wanted to see it.  We only had a short time before we had to leave, so we drove in the general direction of the lighthouse, and...

It’s summer!  The kids are out of school, the sky is blue, and the days are long.  Many folks take vacation time in the summer and are drawn to the ocean from 90 degree weather along the I-5 corridor, from the deserts of Arizona and...

Just 18 miles from Bandon is one of the most beautiful spots on the South Coast.  The South Slough National Estuarian Reserve stretches north, roughly paralleling Seven Devils Road, to the ocean and encompasses 5,000 acres of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian...

Cruising around Old Town, one is sure to happen upon one of the newest businesses in Old Town, The Sassy Seagull.  Near the corner of Baltimore and 2nd St. in Old Town sitting next door to WinterRiver Bookstore and across the street from Pacific Blues,...

One of the South Coast's most popular holiday traditions, Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park, began in 1987 when the Friends of Shore Acres thought it would be nice to "string a few lights" to brighten up the place for the holidays.  The first...

Bandon was lit up with colorful lights and happy faces last night for Bandon’s annual Night of 10,000 Lights.  New traditions were begun while old traditions were upheld, and it seemed like the entire town came out to participate in the festivities. The fun started at...