I’m Ba-ack! What a week!
If you ever get a chance to visit Bend, Oregon: GO! It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. You are literally surrounded by nature wherever you are and it’s impossible not to find peace in this place.
I thought I’d do a little travel guide in case you are ever in the area.
Where to stay:
++ We stayed at the Sunriver Resort, which I recommend overall due to its close proximity to everything. If I were to go back, I’d consider renting a house or condo on the river. Having the option to cook or BBQ would be awesome because I honestly didn’t find the food and restaurants to be spectacular (or at all healthy, surprisingly) in Bend.
What to do:
++ Bike through the Sunriver Village – 38 miles of bike trails, surrounded by tall trees and wildlife.
++ Float down the Deschutes River. Or white water raft, canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board down it.
++ Golf. I finally learned how to hit a golf ball!
++Tour the breweries and wineries.
++ Visit the Sage Springs Spa at Sunriver. One of the best I’ve been to.
++ Visit downtown Bend. The most charming little town in the Pacific Northwest, with tree-lined streets and cobblestone sidewalks.
++ Take a day trip to Crater Lake and hike to the bottom. It is well worth it.