Portland Japanese Garden

Portland Japanese Garden

Before heading to the Oregon coast, I decide to revisit the Portland Japanese Garden. The last time I was there was 2002, it will be nice to see it again.  It’s a beautiful sunny warm Saturday, in mid April, as I venture out from the tiny home. I find parking…

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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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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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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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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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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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