We usually travel for long stints abroad, but in the summer of 2015 we wanted to try something different. We decided to stay stateside and see a part of our own country that we hadn’t visited before, road trip style. We drove from our homebase in San Diego all the way to Whidbey Island near the Canadian border — pretty much as close as you can get without actually being in Canada.

The final tally: 28 days, 4 states, 4036 miles, 3 national parks, 1440 photos

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Sunsets

Crater Lake National Park

Mount Rainier

Whidbey Island