Residential Designer by Trade who also blogs about various topics. Just came back from a 6 month solo road trip which took me through 30 states and two international countries. Seeing the USA by road is amazing. It's so diverse in natural beauty and climate. Traveling solo allows me the freedom to go where and where I want without compromise. It's a sense of accomplishment to be able to travel in the company of none.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

March 1, Crater Lake National Park: After a month of living at an Airbnb apartment in Jacksonville, Oregon its time for new adventures. I’ve booked another Airbnb cottage in Bend, Oregon for a week. Since I’m on a 6 month solo road trip I’m looking to explore the beautiful natural…

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The Oregon Dunes Loop Trail

The Oregon Dunes Loop Trail: In The Company of None-6 Month Solo Road Trip The next day, I check out of the Sunset Oceanfront Lodging hotel in Bandon, OR and continue on my journey north to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The description peaks my curiosity so I decide…

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Oregon Coast: In The Company of None

  The Southern Oregon Coast: I affectionately coin the phrase: Oregon is the perpetual vacation destination. What an amazing state of mind. The natural landscape of the Oregon coast is breathtaking: Craggy cliffs, gigantic sea stacks rising out of the ocean and miles of desolate sandy beaches. I understand why…

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Hiking Mt Monadnock

Now that I’m back in New England I’m exploring my backyard. It’s been years since I’ve climbed Mt Monadnock. Every year I say to myself I’m going to climb it and every year I don’t. Finally with resolve on a beautiful Fall afternoon I pack my knapsack, dress in layers…

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Hiking Pack Monadnock, Peterborough New Hampshire

Hiking Pack Monadnock

The afternoon sun filters through the red and yellow forest creating an intoxicating sight and smell. It’s a beautiful October afternoon to hike Pack Monadnock. I’ve driven by several times but never ventured in. After living in Montana for a few years I’m back exploring New England and falling in love…

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A mini road trip to Brookings Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Brookings Oregon: I’ve been traveling on the road for the past 2 months going from one place to another and now I have a place to enjoy for a month, but I’m restless. The idea of relaxing for a month sounds enjoyable to be unplugged away from the world aah…A…

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6 Month Solo Road Trip: Exploring Jacksonville/Ashland Oregon

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Jacksonville Oregon: I book an Airbnb apartment in Jacksonville Oregon, for the month of February so I can explore the area. I’m seriously contemplating moving here. I like the fact that it’s a small historic town 30 miles north of the California/Oregon border. It’s near the cities of Medford and Ashland…

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Up in the Trees in Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

  I can feel the tears of joy swell up as I see the Welcome to Oregon sign up ahead. It’s been a long journey to this point; not just in driving but planning the next chapter of my life. The western states always had a pull on my heart. Since…

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Avenue of Giants, Northern California 6 Month Solo Road Trip

It’s been two months since I started my 6 month solo road trip around the coastal route of the USA. I’ve been through 18 states and the Bahamas so far on my journey. I’ve traveled up the Pacific Coast Highway heading for Oregon. One of my last stops before crossing…

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Chanslor Guest Ranch, Bodega Bay CA: 6 month solo road trip

When traveling I like to stay at unique, off the beaten path properties. It makes the trip more memorable. On TripAdvisor  I see Chanslor Guest Ranch and decide to book a trip. I love horses and have been riding for over 40 years.  The property is located on Route 1 on…

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