Ideas for Exploring the Best Corner of the USA
The Pacific Northwest
Washington State is the anchor of the Pacific Northwest - what we like to think of as the best corner of the lower 48. Home to rivers, forests, glaciers, mountains, beaches, and almost any piece of natural beauty you can think of (even volcanoes!), this great state has so much to offer the adventurous traveler.
Some Very Basic Tips
- Make a few reservations, and make them as soon as you possibly can. It's not unusual to have most (or even all) of your sites pre-planned.
- Don't shy away from staying in one place for two nights. It's nice to take a brake from driving for a day and the constant packing and unpacking.
- There are several campgrounds in relatively close proximity if you are arriving late and don't want to stress or set up in the dark on your first night. Fay Bainbridge is a good one on Bainbridge Island. Riverbend Campground near Olympia is another one. Note, these wouldn't be our first picks but they have convenience and ease going for them.
- We do have a few "secret" spots worked out for our renters. We keep these a bit hush hush, but when you rent ask us about them and we are happy to share.
This is a collection of our favorite places in the Pacific Northwest, along with 'insider' tips and tricks. And while a road trip should always be a bit spontaneous, let's face it... having some amazing ideas is never a bad starting point.
Here are some ideas of where to explore in your Peace Vans rental.