Magazine article Sunset

Once in a Lifetime. (from the Editor)

Magazine article Sunset

Once in a Lifetime. (from the Editor)

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When I was 8, my parents took my older brother and me on a summer road trip from California through Oregon and Washington. It was the first time our family had ventured out of state. The most memorable highlight was just six hours into the trip, when my dad pulled off the highway to take a picture of us standing in front of a sign that read 'Welcome to Oregon." We felt like pioneers.

Over the next few days, we made other discoveries: the Klamath River, viewed from a motel room, and spectacular Mt. Rainier, seen from the backseat of my parents' Chevy That trip was one of many we took together, and my brother and I credit these early expeditions for our love of travel.

I asked some of Sunset's staff if they recalled similar family road trips, and the stories came out with a hint of a child's wide-eyed wonder. The splendor of the Grand Canyon formed an early memory for many of the staff, as did the first glimpse of Yosemite. …

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