Member Monday: Catch the Waves Along the Pacific Coast

Photo courtesy of member Alan B.*

Member Glad M. and her husband turned a business trip to the Northwest into a scenic vacation along the Pacific coast. Check out the sights they saw while staying at the Embarcadero resort in this week’s Member Monday.

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
Eat:
Local Ocean Seafood in Newport and Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay.

Shop:
Locally made clothes and arts on the street along the docks.

Have fun/attractions:
A five-hour deep sea fishing trip, where one could drop a crab pot. My husband caught enough fish and Dungeness crabs to feed us for a week.

What was your favorite…
Resort Amenity:
We stayed for a week at Embarcadero in a one-bedroom condo. We could see the bay and its activity – it was a good waterfront location.

Place to go in the destination:
We enjoyed driving along the coast on Highway 101. We stopped several times at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Whale Cove.

Then we went north to Tillamock Cheese Factory and took a day trip to Mt. Hood at the end of ski season (it was snowing lightly).

Courtesy of member Walter G.

Courtesy of member Walter G.*

Why did you choose this destination? Were you traveling for a special occasion?
We enjoy the Oregon coast and had a conference scheduled in Vancouver, Washington.

What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
My husband saltwater fishes in the Gulf of Mexico by where we live. The highlight for him was the five-hour fishing/crabbing trip.

Any tips for a traveler to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
Bring comfortable walking shoes that can get wet and layered clothing. Check anticipated weather forecast for the time of year.

*The photos used to highlight the destination were submitted in the Shoot for the Stars photo contest and may not accurately represent this member’s trip.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.