The freedom of the open road sounds so romantic. Just hop in and drive, let whimsy be your navigator, and then when you’re ready to sleep you just … pull over? Well, not exactly. “Just pulling over” isn’t always an option. Best consider boondocking!
We love the browns and golds and deep greens that come out in the fall. Wondering where you should go this fall? Check out these fall foliage photos from Toketee Falls, the North Umpqua, and Columbia River Gorge for some fall road trip inspiration.
Pacific City, a slightly sleepy beachfront town where sand drifts across parking lots and fishing dories ride the waves into shore, is the perfect Oregon coast town. Go check out Haystack Rock. It is 90 feet taller than the one with the same name in Cannon Beach!
Only two hours from Portland, Cottonwood Canyon State Park appears to be undiscovered at the moment. A friend told us to head downriver out of the campground and then just stop and listen. “You’ll hear literally nothing,” he said. “It’s the quietest place on earth.”
Fall is a fantastic time to go camping in a camper van. There are plenty of campgrounds open, and relatively few people in them!
We hiked three trails, swam in three lakes, soaked in three hot springs, stayed in three different campgrounds, got, er, one speeding ticket, and laughed too many times to count. There were three of us, which resulted in exponential fun. Here’s a recap of our trip to Stanley, Idaho by the numbers.
In this five night itinerary you’ll cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and head into the beauty of Northern California. Windswept headlands, pristine beaches, photogenic vistas at every turn … this is a bucket list kind of trip.
Need some inspiration? Tag along while Jamie and Richie Staggs spend a week exploring Oregon in a GoCamp Eurovan Camper. They share insights on things to do and where to camp. From the coast to the mountains to Bend to Mt Hood, they covered 600 miles of goodness.
In this itinerary for exploring Oregon’s Northern Coast, you’ll spend five nights and six days marveling at rugged coastlines, jumping in swimming holes, hiking, and watching the waves break. This route will take you from Portland to Astoria, down the Northern Coast to Tillamook, and then back to Portland.
Considered one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, the Painted Hills, with their layers of red, yellow, gold, brown and black, represent millions of years of history. Given the way these hills mark time, Devin and Trianne rightly figured they would provide the perfect backdrop for celebrating the new year.