About Me And This Web Site

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Wanting to know a little more about me and my love for the Oregon coast? I'm flattered! haha. So here goes....

My family took many trips to the Oregon Coast where I fell in love with the gorgeous surroundings and all the fun things I could do as a kid.

My two favorite places to eat along the coastline were Lil’ Sambo's and Pixie Kitchen. The Pixie Kitchen had good food, animated scenes of pixies, and a small amusement park. Alas, it was torn down a while back, but it is always standing in my memories.

Here's a fun trip I made to the coast in 2012

When I wasn't dancing around in the surf, chasing seagulls and keeping the cool water from rushing over my toes, I was sitting on a rock, staring out at the amazing creation before me. Even as a child, I appreciated the beauty of the beaches.

The beach means a lot to me. It was one place that brought my family together. My love for the Oregon Coast existed then and continues in me today.

When it's time to tell life that I want off for a while, I head off to the Oregon Coast.

It doesn't matter what part really (although, there is special place in my heart for Cannon Beach), just as long as I'm able to soak in the peace and quiet. Sometimes you just need to escape. I'm sure you know the feeling.

When I am at the Oregon Coast, I am in my own little piece of heaven. I couldn’t imagine wanting to be anywhere else.

What Else Do I Do?

I'm an actor who does Background Acting work on NBC's popular television show, "Grimm." I've also worked on TNT's, "Leverage," with Timothy Hutton. I have a number of YouTube channels I create videos for and I do contract video work for individuals and clients needing work done for them.

Without this site, along with my Portland site, I wouldn't have the freedom to do any of that other stuff.

How I Built This Web Site...

tony thomas at depoe bay

Now, since I love the Oregon coast so much, I thought that a travel web site to share that love would be a perfect solution. I really wanted to spread the excitement I feel with other people and let them know what a terrific place it is.

Secondly, and more importantly, the company where I had worked for 8.5 years decided to "save some money" and lay me off, as a way of down-sizing. I was floored! I had given them my best and they threw me away like an old shoe.

Since there isn't any stability in the economy right now or in a 9-to-5 job, for that matter, I decided it was time to take things into my own hands. I felt that I could no longer trust any sort of outside source to keep me going. I had to do it myself. I had to become my own boss.

The question was: where did I start?

After sorting through all the typical Get Rich Quick garbage on the Internet (as you may know, there is a ton of it out there!), I came across a great service called SBI!. It was I used to build this web site and work from home. All it took was the motivation to change my life.

One of the sweetest things about it was that they gave me everything I needed to build a small business online that worked well for me. No excessive tech knowledge necessary! It's all about working smarter, rather than harder. ;)

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I quit my full-time job for good in 2008 as a result of the income I make from Romantic Oregon Coast Vacations. My time is my own, I get to spend a lot more time with my family, and I'm a happier person overall. I guess that's what freedom can do for you! ;)

There you go. Just a little about me and why I do what I do.

If you'd like, you can check out my videos at my main YouTube channel. I want you to know that I'm a real person like you who is now enjoying what I do...all thanks to my web sites (I have another that I started in August of 2008 called Uniquely Portland Oregon).

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