Planning the Ultimate Roadtrip: Pacific Northwest.
We’re ALL about the cool climes – and laid-back lifestyles – of the Pacific Northwest right now.Why? Because this is an incredible part of the world that you really don’t want to miss. And luckily for all you road-trippers out there, it’s also beautifully served by a simple, easy-access route of remarkable roads, including the super-scenic (and hard to beat) Highway 101.
How do you fancy gorging on the gorges of the Columbia River? Or sea lion-spotting at Port Orford? How about hoovering up the delights of Portland’s Vacuum Cleaner Museum? And even racing buggies in the Oregonian dunes?When you explore the coast of Washington and Oregon, keeping the rolling sea as your companion, it’s hard not to feel smug about it. Why not pull in by a brilliant view, stay a while, and you might see a whale or two easing past in the water. And you fancy stretching your legs? That's no problem. The route is punctuated by breath-taking hikes of all shapes and sizes, whether you want to skirt the shore for a picnic among the rocks or test yourself with a pine-scented ascent into thickly forested mountains.
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Along the way, picturesque towns offer plenty in the way of food and drink, from cheap ‘n’ cheerful Taco Tuesdays to more elaborate feasts prepared with fresh local seafood.Excuse us for the cliché, folks, but it’s true: there really is something for every kind of traveler.And whatever you’re into, inspire your own northwest passage today with our blogger-inspired doodle.So pack that suitcase, buckle in, and get set for an all-action road trip you’ll never forget.The Ultimate Road Trip: Pacific NorthwestOur sincere thanks go to the knowledgeable travel bloggers whose own Pacific experiences have helped shape the content of today’s post. Long may they keep keeping on.Have you driven through the Pacific Northwest? Did you pick up any superstar recommendations? We’re building a hub of knowledge for the Sea Bandit community and would love to be able to share the fruits of your learnings. Plant ’em below, in our comments section. We’d love to hear from you.If you like scenic American drives, you might also be interested in our post on driving the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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