• The Ultimate Two Week Norcal/Oregon Roadtrip

    The Pacific Northwest is known for its abundance of evergreen trees, moss-covered rainforests, rocky Pacific coastline, breathtaking waterfalls, and sky-high redwood trees. The stretch of Highway 101 from San Francisco through Southern Oregon is a stunning region made for adventurers. Recently, our vanlife family embarked on this 2-week road trip driving through the towering redwood […]

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    May 26, 2022 By inAra
  • The Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip Itinerary

    Foggy, damp, vibrantly green, and filled with tiny fishing villages, the 364 miles of Oregon Coast is famous for its rugged and rocky landscape, beautiful nature trails, epic lighthouses, and charming coastal towns. It’s possible to do the Oregon coastal roadtrip from end to end in a day (with Astoria in the north to Brookings in the South) […]

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    May 16, 2022 By inAra

    Everyone thinks of Holland and the Netherlands when they think of tulips. While my ultimate dream would be to wander among rows after rows of colorful tulips in the Netherlands, it’s great to be able to have a similar experience so close to home (minus a pricey, long-haul flight). Originally, I wanted to check out […]

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    May 1, 2022 By inAra
  • Visiting Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, Oregon

    Thor’s Well, located on the Central Oregon Coast, is the most dramatic seascape and geologic feature. It has become a highly-sought photographic spot for the deep sinkhole look. When conditions are right, this little hole in the rock can look like the drain of the Pacific Ocean! We visited Thor’s Well during our Oregon Coast […]

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    April 30, 2022 By inAra
  • Oregon’s Famous Airline Home

    On our Oregon roadtrip (2022) our #vanlife family had a wonderful meet-up with an #airplanelife man – Bruce Campbell. People have converted some interesting structures into unique living spaces, such as shipping containers, water towers, and warehouses. People have proudly and sustainably lived in retrofitted tugboats, school buses, delivery vans (like us) and other re-purposed vessels. […]

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    April 27, 2022 By inAra