Top Eleven Favorite Places from My Three Year Long Road Trip

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom … Continue reading

British Columbia’s “Big Island”

After a month and a half of travel through western Canada I finally arrived on Vancouver Island. (It really IS a big island… the largest Pacific Island east of New Zealand!) I ended my last post with an overnight stay in … Continue reading

No Lions or Tigers, but Bears! Oh My!

In my last post I was finishing my trek across British Columbia to the northern-most west coast town of Prince Rupert. It was the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary  that drew me to stretch my journey to the far reaches of Canada. If … Continue reading

California Coast- Morro Bay to Big Sur

The bright orange poppies I saw decorating the hills around Merced River near Yosemite brought back such vivid memories of my college years that I couldn’t resist the urge to revisit the California Coast before continuing my trek north. It meant backtracking … Continue reading

Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula

After an amazing day in Mount Rainier National Park I headed north toward Seattle. Three of my brothers and several of my friends live in the vicinity and I hoped to spend time with as many of them as possible. … Continue reading

Finally… Cumberland Island! (And a Bit More of Georgia)

As mentioned in my last post, I had a hard time leaving Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Spending time along that shoreline lifted my spirits tremendously after several weeks of cold and dreary weather surrounded by a rather bland landscape. … Continue reading

The Oregon Coast (Warning, image intensive!)

Although I grew up in the Northwest and was fortunate to see many beautiful places here when I was young, I moved away my third year of college and haven’t had much opportunity to explore the area as an adult. … Continue reading