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Must-See Spots on the Olympic Peninsula

As road trips and nature have become the go-to for travel this year, Washington state offers so much to explore. The Olympic Peninsula is an incredible family escape offering something…

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Five Rustic Resorts and Lodges on the Olympic Peninsula

Planning a trip to America’s national parks usually involves camping or staying in a historic lodge. Olympic National Park is no exception, with countless campgrounds, lodges and resorts to choose…

View of the rugged coast at Tongue Point Sanctuary

Visiting Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary

The call of the Olympic Mountains is undeniable. Most of the peninsula gets record rainfall, making it a lush fairytale land of mosses, marmots, and mammoth trees. Some of the…

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A Guide to Visiting the Sequim Lavender Festival

The Lavender Festival in Sequim takes place every third weekend in July and is something you must see when visiting Washington in the Summer months. Walking through the lavender fields…

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Amazing Dog-Friendly Lavender Farms in Sequim

Located 20 miles east of Olympic National Park, a visit to Sequim can easily be added to any itinerary without a detour. As we learned from our lovely trips to…

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Conquering Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King in the Port Angeles area of Olympic National Park boasts one of the most incredible views in Washington. Climbing 2,000 feet above Lake Crescent, you can see…

New Dungeness Light Station with beach wood

Hiking the Dungeness Spit

When I picture myself hiking in the Pacific Northwest, I always see myself set amongst a familiar backdrop — tall trees and even taller mountains. Winding forest streams carve their…

Lavender farm

Visiting Purple Haze Lavender Farm

Outside the city of Sequim, where the dense green foliage of the Olympic Mountains meets the bright blue sea, a wave of purple is surging through town. It’s lavender season…

Temperate rainforest

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We’ve all heard the opinion that among the different locations in the United States, western Washington is almost perpetually grey and rainy. While that may be the case in winter…

Hurricane Ridge

Spending a Weekend in Sequim

Sequim is a vibrant small town located along the Olympic Peninsula, and it happens to be one of the driest cities in western Washington. Outdoor enthusiasts, seafood lovers and people…

Cape Flattery

Hiking Cape Flattery and Shi Shi Beach

On August 29, after a day of experiencing Makah Days and some of the other wonders Neah Bay and the West End have to offer, I headed down the coast…

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Hiking Washington’s Southern Coastal Route

A good hike for the colder months ahead: that became my mission the last few weeks as I contemplated my upcoming article. I had recently gotten back from a trip…