inspiration photos / spring road trip

11 Nov

After our mini road trip to Ojai this past weekend planning our spring road trip from Los Angeles to Seattle is front and center on my mind. I love being on the open road with Brian. We are both at our happiest when exploring- Brian equipped with his camera and me my journal. There is also nothing I love more than planning road trips! I get such a high researching every little detail. Although, I imagine planning this road trip will be far less time consuming than when I drove across the country with One Part Gypsy.

At the moment the itinerary is…Los Angeles, Big Sur, Carmel, San Francisco, Tomales Bay, Ashland, Eugene, Portland, Olympia & Seattle. Thoughts? Has anyone ever done this route? Are there other places you think that we should make a point to stop?

Brian and I have only ever made it as far as Tomales Bay so any tips (hotels, restaurants, things to do/see) are welcome in any of the cities.

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“Once the travel bug bites you there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected for the rest of my life.”

Michael Palin

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8 Responses to “inspiration photos / spring road trip”

  1. Sarah November 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Ahhh.. One of my favorite road trip itineraries ever! I have a ton to share with you. I will put it all in an email soonish 🙂 In the meantime have fun planning… It’s one of my favorite parts of travel as well.

    • kate365til November 11, 2014 at 9:01 am #

      I would be SOOOOOO very grateful for your tips! Thank you, Sarah!! Hope you are happy and well:)

      • sarah December 5, 2014 at 9:18 am #

        I emailed you last week with some road trip info – let me know if you got it! I’m not sure I have your correct emai 🙂

  2. righteousbruin9 November 11, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    Let’s see: Point Reyes Lighthouse, Muir Woods, Rockefeller Grove, Cape Mendocino, Ashland’s Elizabethan Theatre and Lithia Park, Crater Lake, Portland’s Powell’s Book Store and Pastini, the chocolate shop in Chehalis, WA, Pike Place and Vital T-Leaf, in Seattle. The last is at 1401-A+B First Avenue, near the Seattle Waterfront.

  3. K. / Pure & Complex November 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    I simply loved your photos. From country, to city, to majestic. And I so agree with that quote, once the traveling bug hits you, you simply want to keep going and keep visiting. I have to get back to traveling. Wonderful post

    • Casey November 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

      Folsom on the way back down!!!

  4. Shauna841505 November 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Sounds like so much fun! If you drive through Half Moon Bay, you should definitely stop for s’mores at the Ritz Carlton (trust me, the view alone is amazing, and who doesn’t want to make s’mores around a fire with waves crashing next to you?). Second, stop at Sam’s Chowder house and get the lobster roll. You will NOT regret it (plus, Sam’s is probably the most talked about place in HMB).

  5. the usual bliss November 12, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    We did this trip in reverse in Betty the Trailer, Seattle through Big Sur. We should chat via email about the amazingness! We also did our first anniversary in Seattle/Orcas Island and my brother lives there. Might have some good info for you, like awesome restaurants!

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