Why West coast? We have both been working in San Diego and have quite a lot of friends there. So the main goal was actually to see our friends again but if you are already flying so far then it makes sense to add additional destinations to your agenda and see as much as you can. In addition to San Diego we have friends in Seattle and in Bend, Oregon. So this is how the idea of a road trip was born.
Next thing was to figure out the route, places to visit and the overall agenda. We are both very much into nature. Therefore national parks were definitely in our list. And as we were already going to Seattle then why not visit Vancouver as well?
As a result we ended up with quite tight agenda for 2 weeks. We managed to pull it all off and it was really fantastic but if I would do it again then I would extend the length of the trip a little bit and take a little bit more time to browse some areas longer.