UO TRAVEL: TOURING THE WEST COAST WITH @FRAUKE_HAGEN

March 9, 2017
Frauke Road Trip

From the gorgeous dusky red tones of the Arizona desert to the chill and dark skylines of mountainous regions, Frauke’s road trip around the west coast of America looks all kinds of dreamy. She talks us through her highlights. Over to you, Frauke…

This 9000km road trip through the US was special. My boyfriend and I did a trip up and down the West Coast before but didn’t have enough time to see everything. To be honest, I feel like there is still so much to explore in this country.

Frauke Road Trip

We started the trip in LA and went straight to Arizona where we got to experience a couple days of sunshine and heat, which felt great after spending winter in oh so dark Germany.

Frauke Road Trip

If you’re a fan of sunshine, cacti and rock formations: Arizona and Utah are the way to go.

Frauke Road Trip

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Utah offers incredible roads, we drove for 3 hours straight before we passed a single truck driver on his way to god knows where. I’ve never experienced such a deep silence like out there. That and the huge rock formations really make you think about how small you are in this world.

Frauke Road Trip

After summery sunshine, we went straight to the mountains. From summer to winter in a couple hours is really the strangest feeling.

Frauke Road Trip

Frauke Road Trip

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After all the snow we made our way to the Washington Coast, where it was wet and thick fog never left the pines throughout the day. As soon as we hit Oregon and California the weather got better. Sweet sunshine again, this time mixed with the smell of the sea.

Frauke Road Trip

I live close to the coast but this was the first time I actually could smell the saltwater.

Frauke Road Trip

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Nothing better than breathing in the freshest air you could probably imagine.

Frauke Road Trip



So what else does the West Coast have to offer? I could probably talk about it for hours and hours but let’s just say this country still has parts that are wild and untamed, so if you ever want to go on an adventure you know where to go.

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