Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

I’m 5 months into my 6-month solo road trip and I still have so much to see and do. I feel as though I’m in the movie European Vacation when they are rushing through all the sites before their vacation ends. At the same time, I like to relax and…

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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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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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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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Drury Hotel Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

January 4, 2015; At 9am I say goodbye to my friend Cate in Centerville, Tennessee and head down the highway. I decide to take the Natchez Trace Parkway because of its scenic beauty. Part of my journey is to enjoy the back roads and see what’s off the beaten path. There’s woods…

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Days 32-33: Sanibel/Captiva Island: 6 Month Solo Road Trip

Day 32: 8 am. Sunday, December 21, 2014, I wake up from a wonderful night sleep at the Island Inn on Sanibel Island. The sun is shining and another lovely beach day. It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m enjoying the last few warm sunny days. I love it.…

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