It’s already been three weeks since we flew away from Hawaii and left the life we know and love. We have fully transitioned into the world of limbo—no home, no full-time jobs, and no definite plans for the future. It's definitely a bit overwhelming, but most mornings I wake up feeling completely invigorated and ready to be inspired by a new day.
LA to Seattle
We started our trip by flying into Los Angeles and road tripping up the west coast to Seattle. It took us about 10 days to do the drive, finding campsites and friends to stay with along the way, but we definitely could have made the trip last longer. We took a quick detour over into Yosemite to visit Christopher's brother, and could have spent 10 days in that area alone.
A west coast road trip is a bucket list item - if you've never done the drive before, add it to your list right now. What an experience to watch the scenery change from the turquoise waters and dry mountains of California to the moody coastline of Oregon and finally into Washington's bright green and lush forests - so beautiful! Check out our road trip video at the end of this post to see what I'm talking about!
West Coast Road Trip Itinerary
Below is the rough itinerary we followed during our trip and a list of our favorite stops along the way. We also created the perfect Spotify Playlist to accompany a west coast (or any) road trip - you can listen to and add the playlist here.
LA to Morro Bay
Points of Interest: Point Dume, Point Mugu State Park, Morro Rock
Night: Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay to Santa Cruz
Points of Interest: Elephant Seal Vista Point, McWay Falls, Bixby Bridge, Carmel by the Sea
Night: Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz to Sonora
Points of Interest: Yosemite National Park
Sonora to Myers Flat
Points of Interest: Avenue of the Giants
Night: Hidden Springs Campground
Myers Flat to Bullards
Points of Interest: Redwood National and State Park
Night: Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards to Nehalem Bay
Points of Interest: Florence Sand Dunes, Thors Well, Devil's Punchbowl
Night: Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem Bay to Forks
Points of Interest: Pacific City, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, Sea Level Cafe, Olympic National Forest, La Push Beaches
Night: La Push
Forks to Seattle
Points of Interest: Shi Shi Beach, Cape Flattery, Port Angeles