• Bored 6-year-old discovered a 65-million-year-old fossil on Oregon soccer field

    6-year-old girl discovers a 65-million-year-old fossil. When Naomi Vaughan got bored during her sister’s JV soccer game in Bend, Oregon, she never expected to make a 65-million-year-old discovery — but that’s exactly what happened last October when the then 6-year-old wandered away from the field and started digging in a nearby bush. Poking around in the dirt, Naomi thought she had found a pretty rock that she later told her mom reminded her of the spiral-shaped amulet from Disney’s Moana.

  • Oregon Fans or UNC Fans: Who’s More Obsessed?

    It’s that time of year, NCAA March Madness. Fans go a little, well… mad when their team makes it all the way to the Final Four. School pride and bragging rights are on the line. In this fan-face-off, Oregon takes on University of North Carolina. Instead of a battle of athletic ability, let’s talk about who has the best face paint, uniforms, and more.

  • 10 Hidden Seaside Escapes to Visit Before Summer Ends

    By Jamie MooreWith their simple pleasures, sleepy oceanside towns capture the no-frills essence of a classic beach vacation. What they lack in stoplights or strip malls they more than make up for in quiet kayaking channels and shores of ankle-deep shells. At these 10 lesser-known seaside escapes throughout the U.S. and Canada, you’ll see heaps of harbor seals, breathe in the aroma of a lavender farm, and taste famous fried clams between jaunts to the beach. When you’re here, it feels like summer really could last forever.More from Smarter TravelUnforgettable North American Coastal Villages Iconic Summer Getaways in the U.S.Best Secluded North American Beaches for Summer