47+ Tips & Tricks for Your Road Trip

updated: 2/24/21 Some people don’t enjoy road tripping, but long road trips are Nick and I’s love language. After 5+ years together our little family pretty much has the road trip packing on lock down. In this blog you’ll find lots of advice and recommended items to bring on your road trip! Some items vary from person to person, but the suggestions listed are a … Continue reading 47+ Tips & Tricks for Your Road Trip

Bruneau State Park

Idaho was never on my list of states to spend time in growing up, let’s be honest. Turns out I was mistaken. We have visited twice in the past two years, and now we’re trying to increase the number of visits to at least two per year. While this state doesn’t have a Pacific Ocean coastline to enjoy, it does offer a lot of terrain worth … Continue reading Bruneau State Park

Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

While only 12 miles long, the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is easily one of the most beautiful areas along the Oregon Coast. And dare I say, possibly one of the most beautiful areas in the state? Its beauty is comparable to what you see at the Alvord, the Wallowas and Crater Lake. You’ll find over 300 years old Sitka trees, 130 rock formations … Continue reading Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

Our Last Minute Trip to the Redwoods

If you haven’t visited the Redwoods before you need to. Where else are you going to see the world’s tallest living tree?! A living link to the Age of Dinosaurs?!  This wasn’t our first time in the Redwoods and it definitely won’t be our last. We even got to take our pup Maui this trip! While national parks do not allow dogs on trails, you … Continue reading Our Last Minute Trip to the Redwoods

7 Wonders of Oregon – The Wallowas (Joseph, Oregon)

I dislike the end of summer, but Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends. It’s usually Nick’s only 3 day weekend of the summer so we always plan some type of adventure. This year the first half of our road trip was at Wallowa Lake. Then we went to Idaho for a Fluit family wedding, and then met some friends to spend the … Continue reading 7 Wonders of Oregon – The Wallowas (Joseph, Oregon)

Wine Tour in Hood River

“Wine and cheese are ageless companions, like aspirin and aches, or June and moon, or good people and noble ventures.” — M.F.K Fisher My fiancé and I have officially been together for 4 years now and I have finally converted him to a wine drinker. Don’t get me wrong, he will still choose an IPA over a Malbec.. but he is always down to go … Continue reading Wine Tour in Hood River

Personal Trip to Smith Rock State Park, Oregon (2018)

UPDATED: 02/21/2020 When we got home this past Friday night at 12:30AM I suggested to Nick that we go to Smith Rock the next day. We had been talking about it for the past three and a half years and I was tired of talking about- I needed to do it. The last road trip we went on was last summer and so it was … Continue reading Personal Trip to Smith Rock State Park, Oregon (2018)