Olympic National Park is big. It’s not the biggest in the U.S., but its remoteness, varied terrain, non-contiguous boundaries, and the lack of roads that
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Postcard from Grayland Beach, Washington
Our first stay in Washington was at Grayland Beach State Park, on the Pacific Ocean, a quintessential Pacific Northwest beach experience. For three days there
Postcard from Fort Stevens, Oregon
Over Memorial Day weekend, we stayed at Fort Stevens State Park. It was an active US base for 84 years, from the Civil War through
Where the Forest Meets the Sea
The coast of southern Oregon is stunning. Like slam on your brakes and swerve off the road to stare with your jaw open stunning. We
A Daytrip in San Francisco
Unlike our mildly depressing visits to other cities in California, our daytrip to San Francisco was a lovely experience – even in these times of
If you’ve ever wanted to look out over farthest ends of the earth but couldn’t be bothered with all that travel, I’ve got you covered.
There were no Steinbeck assignments in my high school or college lit classes. Instead, Chaucer, Plath, O’Connor, Milton, Wilder, and a forgotten list of dozens
A Week in Pictures Near Big Sur
Six weeks ago, a massive deluge washed away part of California’s Hwy 1 along the coast while we were staying at the southern end of
Like an elemental Franz Mesmer, the ocean exudes a magnetic fluidum. Its power and effect command my absolute attention as it wields formidable hypnotic powers.
Postcard from Big Sur, CA
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: Good news, Glenn and Rachel, I just eased our strict pandemic closures. This means your upcoming campsite reservations in Big Sur along scenic Highway 1 won’t be cancelled. Enjoy!
THE UNIVERSE: Heh.