thinking of roadtripping with your best soon but need some ideas? you guys, trust me: give oregon a try. i promise you will NOT be disappointed. there is so so much to see. anywhere in the pacific northwest, actually. this is my 3rd october in a row visiting the pnw, not counting my trip to big sur this past summer. i didn't plan to be in the pnw 3 years in a row, it just happened! it's that breathtaking.
the country's flattest state has some gorgeous hidden gems out in the middle of nowhere! & one of my best friends charlotte knew i'd been wanting to go here since i first mentioned this place to her back in the spring of 2014. so when's a perfect time to make the 5 hour roadtrip? a random friday afternoon works for us!
i'd thought about it for a while. my closest girl friends would come over, & their compliments on my space would remind me about it. i'd had friends & friends of friends from out of town visit & stay with me... & i really enjoyed the hospitality aspect of that, making those friends feel at home in my home. i'd stayed in my share of airbnbs during my travels, so i knew that side of it. but taking the leap into hosting on airbnb? it took me a few months to actually decide to do it. it's one thing to let people stay with you while you're there with them. completely different for me to let strangers stay in my place while i'm out of the country.