Spencer Butte, Eugene: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

A trail wanders through Spencer Butte Park

March 10, 2015, I book another Airbnb  in the College Hill area of Eugene, Oregon for a couple of nights. The owners converted their garden shed to a guest cottage in their backyard. It’s on a quiet street in a well-kept neighborhood of Arts & Craft style homes.  The white paint wood…

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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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6 Month Solo Road Trip: Bend, Oregon

  March 4-7: In The Company of None: Joys of Traveling Solo Now that I’m the nomadic wanderer, searching for a reason to stay I’m checking out Bend, Oregon. I research it and the sun and fun seems plausible. Bend is the Gateway City to outdoor recreation. Located east of the Cascade…

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Painted Hills, Oregon: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

The Painted Hills, Oregon

After a few days just kicking back in Bend, Oregon, I’m off for another adventure to see the Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Park in Mitchell, Oregon. One of my goals on my 6 month solo road trip is to visit all the seven wonders of…

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Hiking Smith Rock: In The Company of None

Smith Rock State Park

March 3: The morning sun is streaming through my windows as I open my eyes to a beautiful day. I dillydally in the morning enjoying my laziness. By 10am, I’m finally on the road to check out Smith Rock State Park another of Oregon’s 7 wonders. The temperature is in the…

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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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