Portland Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

After leaving Parkdale, Oregon in the Mount Hood Valley, I book a Japanese influence apartment on Airbnb for a couple of nights in the Boise area of Portland. It’s close to the interstate and in an older neighborhood. The tree-lined street is steep. I find a parking space near the house.…

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Mount Hood, Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Historic Route 30 Columbia River Gorge: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

6 Month Solo Road Trip: After spending two weeks with Mark in southern California I say goodbye and I drive the long road trip to Bend, Oregon for a doctor’s appointment. From there, I drive through the beautiful Hood River where cherry trees are in full bloom. For a week…

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San Clemente CA: 6 month solo road trip

San Clemente Pier

After leaving Redondo Beach we head south towards San Diego to the town of San Clemente which is between Los Angeles and San Diego. At the last-minute I find accommodations on Airbnb and find a private suite in San Clemente. It has instant book which is awesome. The owners are out-of-town but…

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Redondo Beach: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

I’m apparently a compassionate person because I could have said hello, nice meeting you, have a nice life, hope it all works out for you, and goodbye to M, but I didn’t. Instead I let him stay with me for two weeks in the Redondo Beach area. I feel guilty…

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Eugene Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Savannah Oaks on Mount Pisgah

March 8-11, 2015, Eugene, Oregon:  I book the “Round House”on Airbnb for three nights. I love the unique properties on Airbnb. This is one platform where you can choose accommodations which aren’t run of the mill. The house is in an older neighborhood of low-lying ranches and small art and craft-style homes,…

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Koosah Falls: Solo Road Trip

Koosah Falls, Oregon

Sunday, March 8-14, 2015, My solo road trip is not just about self discovery but a search for a reason to stay. I like Bend since it offers many activities but I’m not thrilled with the high desert aspect. I’m searching for lush greenery, sun in the summer, snow in…

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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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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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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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