I used this forum once before and you all came up with some excellent suggestions which resulted in a very memorable road trip, so here I am hoping that lightning can strike twice.
In August I'm travelling with my wife from SF to Portland and we have approx 5 days/4 nights for the journey. We have a friend who lives in Mendocino so will be stopping for one night and day with him. We have time set aside already to explore SF and Portland so we have our city fix.
We are both massively into movies (we programme an independent cinema here in the UK) and DIY art. We're also interested in alternative ways of living. On a previous trip we were given recommendations to visit Marfa in Texas, and the Earthships in Taos, and we loved both. So I guess I'm looking for recommendations for slightly 'out there' places to stay and interesting cultural things to see and do.
We are respectively 38 and 29 and fairly active, but not seasoned hikers, in case that makes a difference.
Hope that's enough of a challenge for you all!
Thanks v much.