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Hot Air Ballooning: Is it Safe? Is it Worth It? ?>

Hot Air Ballooning: Is it Safe? Is it Worth It?

We flew with Vista Balloon Adventures, the Pacific Northwest’s largest and oldest hot air ballooning company. They typically fly from April through October, though our pilot told us they don’t often fly early in the season due to the weather conditions. I have to admit, as someone who’s afraid of heights, I was a little nervous about hot air ballooning for the first time. My first thoughts were: 1) Is it safe? 2) Is it worth it? After doing some…

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Oregon Caves Travel Guide ?>

Oregon Caves Travel Guide

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, the Oregon Caves offer a scenic, often overlooked oasis for the adventurous-at-heart. The Oregon Caves are solutional caverns made of marble, created by groundwater that seeped into cracks in the rock, widening them until they reached the size of tunnels. Besides the various options for cave exploration, there are a number of hiking and walking trails in the immediate vicinity, one of which offers a fantastic view of the Illinois Valley. My husband…

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