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Here at West Coast Wayfarers, we’re a team of west coast experts who write helpful, practical, and well-informed guides to the best places on the west coast of the United States to help you plan the perfect adventure, big or small.
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We have lived on the west coast our entire lives, and are still blown away by the number of incredible places we discover for the first time every single year.
We’re here to share our favorite places with you so that you can experience the best that the west coast has to offer.
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The Best Time to Visit Olympic National Park: Complete Guide
Olympic National Park encapsulates the absolute best of the Pacific Northwest. This natural behemoth stretches down the Olympic Peninsula and the western coast of Washington State. Sweeping, rugged coastlines that are as dreamy as they are dreary. Dense old-growth forests packed with magnificent giant firs and cedars elegantly draped in moss. Majestic mountains with snow-dusted…
Oh hi there! We’re Matt & Alysha!
Welcome to West Coast Wayfarers. We’re Matt and Alysha, the creators of this site dedicated to sharing the best of the West Coast.
We’re both West Coast natives – we’ve never lived anywhere else, and the West Coast is our home.
We met in 2014 in San Francisco, and lived there for seven years together before taking our show on the road full time, living in our Honda Odyssey (named “Homer”, who is not the sexiest campervan around, but he’s doing a great job!) and spending our days hiking, camping, and living life outside.
We’ve been all over the West Coast, but we’re not always the best people to tell the story of a place. That’s why we work with local experts to bring you the insider information you need to plan the perfect trip.
Where to Stay near Joshua Tree: A Complete Guide
The landscape of accommodations in (and around) Joshua Tree is a bit complicated. The area is relatively remote, but there are actually a lot of places to stay – so much so that it’s not easy picking the best one! I’ve spent my fair share of time visiting Joshua Tree, so I know the good…
The Best Time to Visit Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree always has something to offer, but there are definitely some times that are better to visit than others. While the landscape doesn’t change drastically from season to season, in the many times that I’ve visited, I’ve found that there are some major pros and cons of visiting during different times of the year. …
25 Staggeringly Beautiful Places to Visit in Oregon
You may think I’m biased when I say that Oregon is the best state in the union, but I’ve got HARD FACTS to back up my claim: Beaches? ✅ Mountains? ✅ Deserts? ✅ Rivers, lakes, and waterfalls? ✅ Vibrant, artsy cities? ✅ Wineries, breweries, cideries? ✅, ✅, and ✅! No sales tax? ✅ Out here…