Though Will Volpert founded Indigo Creek Outfitters in 2011, his river-touring experience began much earlier. As a kid, his parents ran an outfitting business in Salmon, Idaho, where salmon guides would stay with them for the summer. During six-day rafting trips, he learned the ways of river culture and fell in love with fishing and navigating rapids. Today, he shares his expertise with families of all experience levels, leading whitewater trips on the Rogue River and building custom vacations in Oregon and Idaho. For a bit of local flavor, the staff also organizes walking tours of local restaurants and tastings at nanobreweries.
Ashland, Oregon is somewhat remote, tucked away in the state’s densely forested southwestern corridor. But every year, thousands of visitors every year flock here to watch the timeless works of William Shakespeare at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The company puts on 11 shows from February through October. When not taking in a show, you can hike or mountain bike the Pacific Crest Trail, which skirts the ridges of the lush Siskiyou Mountains.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Half-moon booths and stained-glass light fixtures set the tone at Bill's Villager Coffee Shop, but it's the menu that keeps regulars coming back for more. Homestyle cooking is the best way to describe the dishes here, which rarely veer away from the expected. That's certainly not a bad thing when "the expected" includes omelets for breakfast and double-patty burgers for lunch. Even if you aren't that hungry, Bill's has plenty of appeal as a relaxing coffee shop with hot drinks aplenty.