Tillamook – more Oregon Coast

What is Oregon all about for me so far: a beautiful coast with pine forests, sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and a rough wild cold noisy ocean (which sounds like a distant freeway sometimes). But it also is good cheese (and not only Tillamook), Pinot Noir and some of the most spectacular hikes I did ever... Continue Reading →

Bandon – The Oregon Coast

It is always something special to see the sea again – even if it has only been a couple of weeks since last time. And the coast of Oregon near Bandon was one of a kind – I havn’t seen this kind of landscape so far: pine forests on the sandy beach with lots of... Continue Reading →

Crater Lake, OR – deep blue water!

After driving hours and hours through pine forest I had to climb to 8000 ft (2500 m) to see the deep blue and clear Crater Lake. And it really was the color of this lake that makes you stare at it - nonstop… A massive volcanic eruption left a deep basin where a mountain peak... Continue Reading →

Lassen Volcanic NP, California

The Lassen Volcanic National Park is a really nice park, not too crowded, especially this time a year. Unfortunately, the main attraction of the park, the Bumpass Hell trail, was closed for construction (and will be closed until December 2018). I tried to make the best of it and see and experience the volcanic and... Continue Reading →

Lake Tahoe, California (and Nevada)

After a lot of wine and big city life I visited Lake Tahoe. I was lucky to stay near South Lake Tahoe in the Fallen Leave Campground, because most of the interesting things are in the southern part of Lake Tahoe. And the campground was really beautiful, just a couple of minutes to walk to... Continue Reading →

Napa Valley

My first stop traveling without Sarah brings me to Napa Valley, the world famous wine area just north of San Francisco. I spent a great afternoon with a friend I met in 1996 when I was in San Diego. It was the first time we have seen each other after more than 20 years, so... Continue Reading →

Two on the Road

From "Three on the Road" to "Two on the Road".. but luckily only temporarily. Sarah went back to Switzerland for a business assignement for a couple of weeks. Dominik and Eyra decided to stay in the US and will continue the adventure with only "Two on the Road" for a limited time. The main-photographer and... Continue Reading →

San Francisco, California

We drove further north along the coast, mostly on famous Highway 1. And as usual when traveling with Sarah, there was a lot of fog and drizzling rain for our visit of the Bay Area. A lot of friends did warn us that this city is dangerous, has a lot of crime and a lot... Continue Reading →

Monterey, California

From our base in Carmel, we were exploring the area of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Moss Landing. We weren't too fond of the city of Monterey, besides the Old Fisherman's Wharf, which was sweet, but quite touristy. Pacific Grove instead has a stunning shoreline with pure beauty. We were lucky to be here in Spring,... Continue Reading →

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