Hello Friends,

In June 2010, my husband Dave and I drove from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to Sun Valley to Glacier National Park to Banff, Canada, to Port Townsend, Washington, to Portland and Grants Pass, Oregon, to Redding, California and back home to Sausalito. Long road trips are fun because we can fill our trunk with goodies, stop whenever we get inspired, gaze at mind-boggling scenery, scope out teeny retro towns, and hike on mountain trails. We made few reservations, found great B&B's on our laptops. The greatest reward of travel is to be in places that are unfamiliar and not taken for granted.