Destinations

Campground at Blake Island

Spending A Weekend On Blake Island State Park

Twenty-seven minutes to paradise. That is it. Twenty-seven minutes. Okay, it’s Blake Island Marine State Park, but to us, it’s a local paradise. Your arrival at the island puts you…

Lopez Island

Spending A Weekend On Lopez Island

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway with gorgeous waterfront views, rolling farmlands and forested trails, Lopez Island is the place for you. Lopez Island, the third largest of…

Spending a Day at Guemes Island

Located across Guemes Channel from the city of Anacortes, Guemes Island is a relaxing place to get away for the day or weekend. A quieter, closer and cheaper alternative to…

A Visit to Tulip Town

Spring has sprung and tulips are once again blossoming in the Skagit Valley, thus drawing in visitors ranging from families enjoying a day out together to Instagrammers hoping for a…

little bear cabin

Five Amazing Dog-Friendly Cabins in Washington

After a busy work week, we love going into the mountains to recharge. The best part about living in Seattle is that there are plenty of cabins and hiking trails…

lake crescent from mt. storm king

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…

bavarian buildings

A Perfect Spring Getaway in Leavenworth

If you are a long-time Washington resident or a new visitor just passing through, you know the appeal of taking the time to spend a day in the mountains. Spring…

garden in Woodinville

Spending a Day in Downtown Woodinville

Nestled in the lush Sammamish River Valley just 25 minutes outside of Seattle, Woodinville is full of surprises and attractions for any visitor. Whether you’re eager to hop into the…

Lime Kiln Lighthouse in San Juan Island, Washington

Spending a Weekend on San Juan Island

San Juan Island sits in the northwest corner of Washington state, just across the water from Canada. Located three hours north of Seattle by car and ferry, San Juan Island…

lake chelan winter

Seeking Winter Sunshine at Lake Chelan

“300 days of sunshine” is a promise worth traveling for — especially in the winter. So after spending much of the season in hibernation, my partner and I hit the…

yakima arboretum

Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon us, it is finally time to stop being cooped up inside and spend some time in nature. After the extreme…

whale watching in the san juan islands

Wandering Washington’s Whale Trail

As a 90’s kid, Warner Bros’ “Free Willy” was my introduction to Orcas. I imagined myself as Jesse, fist high in the air screaming “Yeah!” as Willy leapt into the…