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Welcome! 'Get going and go well' is more than a motto, it's a mission. Traveling well takes practice and changes as we do. To travel well is to be conscious of the impact and privilege of adventure, taking care of the places we love to visit, and connecting with those who call those places home. This blog is deep with stories, tips, and reviews from decades of travel. Come back often!

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Curious about mushroom hunting? A few days after a downpour, I tagged along with several Fort Bragg foragers and harvested wild Chantrelles. Dinner was a feast of sautéed 'shrooms over rice!

#foragedfood #mushroomhunters #fortbraggca #forestfloor #eatwild #getoutsidemore #northerncali #coastalvibes #foodhunters #pickers #traveltuesdays #IFWTWA #travelwritersuniversity

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Weekend view at the Casper Headlands near Mendocino. Sea lions and sea gulls call in the distance and too soon I'll be back in the office shadows working.

#northerncali #coastalvibes #seasideviews #clearbluewater #fallroadtrip #reflectionshots #taketimeforyourself #sunnyday☀️

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Started out early on a drive north to Fort Bragg. Crossing the Vincent Thomas Bridge, in San Francisco then the Golden Gate in San Francisco five hours later, was wild.

Glad to rest and deliver our cargo, two anchors, in Fort Bragg. Didn't see this mission on my dance card but heh, glad to see friends and experience more of the California Coast. It's a great ride.

#roadtripcalifornia #roadslesstraveled #caligramners #bridgesofinstagram #goldengatebridgeview #vincentthomasbridge #coastalvibes #driveshesaid #keepgoingon #fallroadtrip #travelgrams #tripwellgal

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Took our time driving from Port Angeles to Cape Flattery. We were blessed with sunshine and cool breezes. I'm in love with the Olympic Peninsula. ...

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An extra special place for my extra special sweetheart's birthday. We indulged in a night at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge and scored a window seat for dinner.

Such a spectacular setting but as many in hospitality will say, it's hard to find staff, especially in a remote National Forest Park. Seats were few but the service was enthusiastic and the chef has presentation nailed.

Visit for a drink on the spacious lawn or deck if you get the chance. The old world vibe is so romantic. I just wish the original dance pavillion that spread out from the shore hadn't burned down. Imagine swinging into that sunset over the water!

Special thanks to @jeff.rudie and Vanessa for finding this. How we wish Covid hadn't kept you home.

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Walk through Port Angeles with me. The city overflows with some of the most beautiful murals and artwork I've seen. Bravo to the North Wester Rotary Club for supporting the artists. ...

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Amazing. Alive and thriving. The largest Sitka Spruce tree in the world.

She's over 1,000 years old and stands near the loop road around Lake Quinault in the Olympic National Foest.

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Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters, travel writer / tripwellgal on the road

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