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Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

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Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

My husband just returned from his deployment and I am planning a nice, romantic travel from Fairfield CA to Mendocino then up to Portland and then Seattle. We have stayed at the Glendeven Inn in Mendocino before and really loved it. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for interesting places to see and where to stay on the way to Portland as I dont want to drive in one day all the way to Portland. Also any recommendations on hotels in Portland as well as Seattle. Looking for good location, quiet rooms and pleasant and clean atmosphere. Any recommendations would be appreciate it!!

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1. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Hi Vacation_addicted and welcome to the forums. As you see, I'm an Oregon destination expert, so I would invite you to post your question on the Oregon and Washington forums.

A couple of questions for you to help us . . .

How long do you have for your trip?

Do you have time to go up the Oregon coast? There are several romantic inns along the coast. If you do not have time for the coast, there are some nice B&B's in the Rogue Valley area.

What is your approximate budget for lodging?

As far as pointing out interesting places to you, what do you like to do and see?

This sounds like a great idea and I am glad your husband returned safely :-)

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2. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Thanks for getting back to me. We have around ten days to travel or to stay longer in one place if needed. We like hiking, just nature as it is and cultural things like museums . I dont have really a budget for travel, because vacations are very important to us and its one of the things we spend on. I would like to stay around $200 a night if possible. How do I switch from the CA forum to the OR or WA forum?

Any advise or ideas are highly appreciate it. Since we moved to CA in 2007 we used a lot of reviews and ideas from this website and it worked out so far :-)

Again thanks!

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3. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Nothing to do with your topic, but please tell your husband that an old Vietnam Vet says; "welcome home and thank you very much for serving our country and being a Warrior". Chuck...

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4. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Go to the main USA listing page and click on Oregon or Washington:

tripadvisor.com/ListForums-g191-United_State…

You have 10 days to travel, or does that include your time in Portland and Seattle?

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Chuck, I do believe that's the nicest post you've ever done ;-)

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5. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Thanks, Half-Britt. It's from the heart. Chuck...

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6. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

The Oregon coast is beautiful!

In Portland I wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying at The Kennedy School http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=57

as somewhere different and special to stay. I would also recommend travelling from Portland to Seattle via the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway then over the Mt Rainier via the Chinook Scenic Byway.

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7. Re: Traveling from Mendocino - Portland - Seattle

Thanks for the wishes!!! We have ten days for the travel starting in Fairfield and coming back. I posted also in the OR forum and Washington forum. We loved Glendeven Inn in Mendocino. We stayed there before he left and I thought it would be great to stay there again for one night. here is the link I can only recommend it!!

http://www.glendeven.com/

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