It’s easy. No need to plan ahead or buy a ticket; just hop in the car and go. Take some Jack Kerouac to read with you if you like. And it only gets warmer as you work your way south. About half way through Oregon, at the ambitiously-named small town of Lincoln City, is probably the best place to slow down and hit the coast. From here south is a slow, winding route with stunning vistas that you wouldn’t want to rush past. And then you wind up in Southern California. The more time I spend in California the more I like it. No wonder so many contributions to the arts have come from there — music movies, TV, photography — and so many people have been inspired by it.