Just a short fifteen minute drive from the heart of downtown Grants Pass, the Weasku Inn feels worlds away. Situated just off of the 99-N, the Rogue River serves as the inn’s backyard, giving the property a sacred feel. Uneasy urbanites like me concerned about venturing too far off the grid, will find the perfect balance of quiet isolation near small town conveniences at Weasku Inn.
As we entered Trees of Mystery, we walked past a waving Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox, who towered above us, inviting us to venture onto the Trail of Tall Trees for an up close view of California’s coastal redwoods. The entire trail is just short of a mile, but as we soon discovered, a good chunk of it is devoted to the legend of Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack in American mythology. More
Rogue Valley. One of the gateways to northern California’s coastal redwoods, the jumping off point for a trip to Crater Lake National Park, and home to some of America’s best farm country as its mild climate allows for a longer growing season. Made up of three major cities in southwestern Oregon – Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland – the Rogue Valley, located along the Rogue River, is the ideal place to witness the colorful fall foliage and to generally soak up nature in all of its splendid glory. Oh, and there’s also wine. Wine and Shakespeare – neither of which we got to experience during our short escape to the area.
In a previous post, I mentioned that Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) is comprised of Redwood National Park, California’s Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. In total, RNSP covers about 133,000 acres which is an overwhelming amount of ground to cover, especially if you’re short on time. In this post, I’m sharing how you can make the most of your visit by highlighting three great ways to maximize your experience amongst the coastal redwoods. More
Amongst the barrage of travel-related emails I receive each day, lately, headlines like “14 Destinations Incompatible with Your Smartphone”, “11 Relaxing Retreats into Nature”, and “10 National Parks to See Before You Die” have boldly stood out. As I finalize travel plans for later this year while starting to work on next year’s plans, I find that I’m increasingly drawn to destinations and points of interest where I can reconnect with and get back to nature in all of its splendid glory. More