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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Pacific Coast Highway California: 6 Month Solo Road Trip Adventure

After hiking the scenic Point Lobos State Park I stay over night at the The Colonial Terrace in Carmel. I rely heavily on TripAdvisor for reviews, pictures and write ups. The quaint inn is  just steps away from Carmel-by-the Sea City Beach. My room which is on the second floor is cozy with a…

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#Point Lobos State Natural Reserve: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

9 am, January 22, 2015 I awake to a beautiful day. Today’s adventure is to continue driving up the Pacific Coast Highway (#PCH) taking in the sites and ending in Carmel. This is such a scenic highway, my favorite of all the roads I’ve driven. The car is packed and I take one…

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Big Sur: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

To Sur with Love: January 20-21, 2015 I say goodbye to Cousin David and family in Woodland Hills, CA and drive the scenic but curvy Topanga Canyon Blvd to Malibu and head north on Route 1, known as the PCH aka Pacific Coast Highway; destination Big Sur, CA. It’s a heavenly drive.…

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Southern California: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 15-20, 2015 After my day at Torrey Pines Natural Reserve I drive to see my new friends Micheline and David for dinner in Carlsbad at Paon Restaurant on 2975 Roosevelt Ave. We meet for drinks at the bar and then a table is waiting for us. I have the Braised beef…

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, California: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 15, 2015 After two and a half days resting at The Dana on Mission Bay,  San Diego my sinus cold is gone, thank goodness. I’m on my way to see friends, whom I met on the Liberty Clipper sailboat adventure, a month ago. They live in Valley Center, California.…

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California Dreaming-The Dana on Mission Bay, San Diego: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 12, 2015 After driving 6 hours from El Mirage, Arizona I’m at my next destination: The Dana on Mission Bay .  Every time that I’m in San Diego I stay here, I love it.  Maybe it has to do with the location; overlooking the marina and Mission Bay. Or maybe it’s the wonderful…

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Arizona: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 7, 2015 After driving for 3 days from Tennessee I finally arrive in Phoenix, Arizona with a nasty head cold. My throat hurts to swallow and my body just wants to sleep. On top of that I end up taking the wrong exit to the airport. Needless to say…

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