Road trip

Caffeinated I-5

Caffeinated I-5

Let’s take a road trip and swing by some favorite coffee shops along the way.  The PNW is chock full of fantastic coffee shops – after all, we do take our coffee very seriously.  We’ll start in the North and head South along I-5, stopping by for some caffeine, sample… Read More

Day Drive Out of Portland

Looking for a leisurely back road drive out of Portland? When the weather clears, sometimes there is just nothing better than a leisurely road trip to explore and allow yourself time to stop at places you might normally drive past. The meandering roads of the northern Willamette Valley are fun… Read More

Circling Mount Hood

One of the most scenic day trips you can make – drive the loop that take you up one side of Mount Hood and down the other. Beautiful viewpoints, quirky stops, wineries, and scenic lakes and rivers.

Fragrances and Views – Senses Overload!

A trip to Hood River Lavender Farm A day of perfect weather – sunny, not too warm, and not too windy.  A good day to open up the sunroof and turn on the tunes. A drive up the Gorge from Portland or Vancouver is always a pleasure, but even more… Read More

The North Cascades Loop

The North Cascades Loop

Time for a road trip? Head east of Seattle for a stunning driving loop that will take you through charming towns, wineries, gorgeous lakes and towering mountains. Washington is the evergreen state for good reason! The North Cascades loop will give you a trip to remember.

Day Trip Destinations for an Oregon Spring Break

It is almost spring break time, and time to enjoy a little mini-vacation time with the kids. If you are a stay-at-home spring breaker like me, you may be looking for day trip exploration ideas to do with your kids here in the PNW. Here are a few ideas for… Read More