1664844518 SJM L WISHYOU 1002 01
1664844518 SJM L WISHYOU 1002 01

It’s been a protracted couple of years, however the world is reopening, and vacationers are venturing out as soon as extra on adventures close to and much. So we’re bringing again one in every of our favourite options: Want You Had been Right here.

For years, our readers have shared their adventures and journey ideas in our Sunday Eat Drink Play part, sending us pictures of themselves at landmarks from California to Zanzibar, and providing recommendation on what to see, the place to go and easy methods to plan.

You’ll be able to be a part of within the enjoyable, too. Ship us a photograph of your self in your newest adventures — native, home or worldwide — to jburrell@bayareanewsgroup.com. Inform us the place you might be, who everyone seems to be and the place they’re from, and share a journey tip or two to assist fellow readers do this superior factor, too.

At the moment, we’re listening to from the intrepid Larsons who’re on the highway proper now on an epic two-part biking and trailer tenting trek final spring and this fall that has included 29 states, 49 bike trails and practically 950 miles of biking.


OREGON: Like many people, Sunnyvale residents Sue and Ted Larson didn’t journey a lot in 2020 and 2021. Now, they’ve hit the highway in an enormous means. “We now have indulged our ardour for biking,” Sue says, “and are nearing the top of our second five-week tenting/biking journey within the U.S.”

Final week discovered them on the Banks-Vernonia State Path, pictured, about 25 miles from Portland, for a 44-mile round-trip journey with stretches that reminded them of Huge Basin State Park.

“This can be my favourite path of this fall journey,” Ted says. “It’s in our prime 10 nationwide, for certain,” Sue agrees.

TRAVEL TIPS:  Do a little analysis earlier than you go, so you’ll be able to plan not solely journey logistics however how greatest to method the path. “We all the time love getting the onerous uphill a part of any path performed first and plan our rides that means,” Sue says. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a good useful resource. Its Nice American Rail-Path venture is popping deserted railroad strains into multiuse trails in 12 states. You’ll discover the venture’s interactive path maps and loads of biking and mountaineering inspiration at www.traillink.com.