Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 23) – Portland, OR – Tacoma, WA

The final day of our road trip was spent in Tacoma, WA. This stop was mainly planned to only have a short drive to SeaTac Airport the next morning, but what we saw of the town was very nice. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 23) – Portland, OR – Tacoma, WA”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 22) – Portland, Oregon

The kids had their way on our last day in Portland, so we had a “Wie is de Mol?” day…

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 20) – Portland, Oregon

Portland was the last real leg of our road trip, staying there for three whole days. On our second day, we walked quite a lot through town. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 20) – Portland, Oregon”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 19) – Portland, Oregon

Portland was the last real leg of our road trip, staying there for 3 whole days. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 19) – Portland, Oregon”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 18) – Bend to Portland, Oregon

On our way from Bend to Portland, again immersed in the fantastic nature that Oregon has to offer! Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 18) – Bend to Portland, Oregon”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 17) – Painted Hills, Oregon

The 185-mile / 300-kilometer day trip from Bend to see the Painted Hills near Mitchell, Oregon, was so worth it! Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 17) – Painted Hills, Oregon”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 16) – Medford – Bend, Oregon

Our road trip continued inland with a 190-mile /305-kilometer trip to Bend, Oregon. The nature in Oregon is just absolutely breath-taking! Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 16) – Medford – Bend, Oregon”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 15) – Anderson, CA to Medford, OR

Time to say goodbye to California with a 160-mile / 260-kilometer drive along a pretty scenic stretch of the I-5. We spent the next day and a half in Medford, Oregon. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 15) – Anderson, CA to Medford, OR”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 14) – Napa – Anderson, California

Our next main stops were in Oregon, but it was too much to drive there from Napa Valley in one go, so we had decided on Anderson to spend the night.

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 13) – Napa Valley, California

I compiled this post with very mixed feelings. It recollects the fabulous time we had in Napa Valley just a couple of months ago, but my thoughts were first and foremost with those affected by the devastating wildfires that are sweeping through Sonoma and Napa counties, resulting in many casualties – they are deadliest in the history of California – destroyed homes and vineyards…

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Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 12) – Monterey – Napa Valley, California

We hit the most southern point on day 14 of our road trip as we traveled from Monterey up north to Napa Valley that day: a 205-mile / 330-kilometer trip. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 12) – Monterey – Napa Valley, California”

Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 11) – San Francisco – Monterey, California

Leaving San Francisco for a 125-mile /200-kilometer drive to Monterey. Continue reading “Around the World – Pacific Northwest USA (part 11) – San Francisco – Monterey, California”