Palos Verdes – A Sanctuary for the Weary Soul

“Sometimes solitude is one of the most beautiful things on earth.” – Bukowski Someone close to my heart took me to Palos Verdes a long time ago. Close to a decade if you want me to be specific. The memory stayed with me. I decided another visit was long overdue since I was going to…

Beacon Rock State Park

“Wild hearts find a home in every place they roam.” – C. Churchill I have to say last minute adventures always excite me and this was one of many highlights of my solo road trip. To fall in love with new places and create memories I will carry with me wherever I go. Hiking Beacon…

Devil’s Churn and Thor’s Well – The Wonders of Oregon Coast

“Through all the things my eyes have seen the best by far is you.” – Cecilia and the Satellite For those who have been following my blog, it’s a known fact the ocean/sea will always be my first love. I expected to enjoy the Oregon Coast. I just didn’t think it would blow me away…

Drift Creek Falls

“To the girl who reads by the flashlight. Who sees dragons in the clouds. Who feels most alive in worlds that never were. Who knows magic is real. Who dreams. This is for you.” -Author Unknown If you’ve never hiked before this might change your mind. Who wouldn’t want to see a hanging bridge and…

Born to Wander these Painted Hills

“If you never go, you will never know.” – Anonymous Painted Hills is considered to be one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. I just had to see it. I left Bend at 5 am and began my journey while it was still dark outside. It was a 2-hour drive to Mitchell. A very lonely…

Chasing Benham Falls

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” – William Shakespeare Benham Falls is rated as Class 5 rapids located between Sunriver and Bend, Oregon. These are angry rapids that are quite mesmerizing with its intensity. I loved it. I drove straight to the trailhead which was an easy walk from…

Drawn to the Magic of Smith Rock State Park – Terrebonne, OR

“I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross Smith Rock State Park is approximately 40 minutes away from Bend, Oregon. It is also a very popular State Park drawing huge crowds throughout the year….

An Unexpected Trip to Crater Lake NP – Oregon

“I like the in-betweens. I like the time it takes to get somewhere…” – The Front Bottoms I’m a planner. I like to know where I’m going because long road trips cost money and I can’t afford to make expensive mistakes along the way. But at the same time, I’m willing to be spontaneous –…