Renting a car was a necessity — and something we couldn't have easily or safely done in another country. (It also helped that I turned 25 in September.) We didn't do a whole lot of day-by-day planning, except for purchasing tickets to Alcatraz back in July. (They go quick, people!)
Much like our relationship, we went with the flow and ended up in some pretty amazing places. So for all you meticulous vacation planners: Let the destination determine your adventure.
Here are some of our favorite photos. Film images coming soon in part two!