Sunset Hike to Bow Tie and Corona Arches, Moab, Utah

In the year before I met Will, I had started planning a trip to Moab with visions of hiking to all the arches, visiting all the National Parks, and going on a solo, epic road trip. However, my plans never came to fruition, and until we hiked this amazing trail, it was something I hadContinue reading “Sunset Hike to Bow Tie and Corona Arches, Moab, Utah”

Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet, Great Basin National Park, Nevada

We caught our first glimpse of the mountains of Great Basin National Park as we crossed Sacramento Pass heading east from Ely, Nevada. Until Will spotted this park on the map about a week before our visit, we had no idea there was even a National Park in Nevada. But with that first glimpse, weContinue reading “Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet, Great Basin National Park, Nevada”

Boondocking Our Way Across the Great Basin on Public Land, California and Nevada

In the month of September, we moved fast, which meant we had multiple single-night stop overs to get lots of miles under the tires. Luckily, we found some pretty awesome public land where we could boondock along our route. As we always do, we relied heavily on Campendium to help us find our boondocking locations,Continue reading “Boondocking Our Way Across the Great Basin on Public Land, California and Nevada”

A Weekend In and Around Yosemite National Park, California

As we were planning our route through California, we had multiple obstacles to contend with. First, we knew the price of gas was going to be sky high (we were right). Second, the wildfires were only growing in intensity and were making their way toward Sequoia National Park. And third, there is so much weContinue reading “A Weekend In and Around Yosemite National Park, California”

A Winery and a Rice Farm: Back-to-Back Harvest Hosts Stays, Oregon & California

Spending so much time in the Pacific Northwest and then making our way down into California has really opened my eyes to the path our food takes from field to table. Subconsciously, I hope that is something that we all acknowledge, but as we picked pears in the orchard outside our door at the wineryContinue reading “A Winery and a Rice Farm: Back-to-Back Harvest Hosts Stays, Oregon & California”

Wine Tasting at Emerson Vineyards, Oregon

Typically, when we arrive at a Harvest Hosts, either Will or I will go into the storefront to complete the requested minimum $20 purchase to support our stay. But Bird had napped for most of the drive to Emerson Vineyards and the tasting room was huge and not very busy, so we decided to letContinue reading “Wine Tasting at Emerson Vineyards, Oregon”

Sunday Hikes to Heceta Lighthouse and Hobbit Beach, Oregon

The word that comes to mind when thinking about the Oregon coast is character. There are so many capes and lighthouses and beautiful rocks jutting up from the ocean floor. It is unlike anything I have ever seen, and while we were ready to move on to new adventures, I truly cherished the couple ofContinue reading “Sunday Hikes to Heceta Lighthouse and Hobbit Beach, Oregon”

Two Evenings at Seal Rock, Oregon

I had major doubts that we would see seals at Seal Rock. I figured it was like so many other things where there used to be seals or someone saw 2 seals there once and the name just stuck. But I was mistaken. We ended up heading the 5 minutes up the road from ourContinue reading “Two Evenings at Seal Rock, Oregon”

Experiencing a Cape Lookout Sunset, Oregon

Our Hipcamp stay was a few miles from the Three Capes Scenic Byway on the Oregon coast, and we took full advantage of our proximity to the beach. The first night of our stay, we scoped out the area and caught a bit of the sunset from an overlook, but the next night we wereContinue reading “Experiencing a Cape Lookout Sunset, Oregon”

Our First Hipcamp Stay, Cloverdale, Oregon

It is no joke that campsite reservations were hard to come by this summer, and the Labor Day weekend gave us a run for our money, literally and figuratively. We started looking for a place to stay a couple of months in advance and continually struck out. When we could find a place, it wasContinue reading “Our First Hipcamp Stay, Cloverdale, Oregon”