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Camano Island is near and dear to my heart. I moved to Washington in early October of 2019 and found myself living on Camano Island when I first arrived. I had never been to Washington or the Pacific Northwest, so it was quite the journey and Camano Island has become one of my favorite areas…

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welcome to cle elum

If you are a Washington resident, or even a newcomer to the state, you know that driving over the Snoqualmie Pass can be treacherous at times. Even during sunny seasons, driving from one side of the state to the other can be exhausting.  You need somewhere to stop where you don’t have to drive fully…

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espresso at Third Culture Coffee in Bellevue, Washington

Located in Old Bellevue is the unique and aesthetic Third Culture Coffee (3C). The cafe sits in an apartment building’s retail space and is conveniently less than a block away from Bellevue Park. Upon entering, you are immediately greeted with a friendly hello from a barista and by the giant copper 3C logo painted on…

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Beyond the cradling mountains and blooming cherry blossoms, past the steadfast evergreens and old Rainier Beer-sponsored summers lie glimpses of yesterday. Washington has been and always will be a changing state, and while this is sometimes a very celebrated aspect of the state, it often serves to destroy the very history and roots that planted…

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washington winter ciders

As cider lovers, we know there’s no specific season for cider, but there are special ciders for every season! Winter in Washington can range from cold and raining to freezing and snowy. So, whether you’re snuggled up cozy at home, or out exploring the great outdoors, here are eight winter ciders that are sure to…

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People drinking beer and watching Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest online

In its 17th year, the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is working hard to put on the 2021 Winterhop Brewfest, which is set to occur on Jan. 16, 2021. This event has always been a crowd pleaser, bringing travelers and locals to downtown Ellensburg to sip beer from over 30 breweries from around Washington state.…

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Wisconsinburger red white and blueberry in Spokane

Not far off of the highway and tucked into the Perry District of Spokane, Wisconsinburger is a Midwestern-themed burger stop you don’t want to miss. From its creative menu to its authentic Wisconsin custard and cheese, visitors get a real taste for the dairy state with every visit. I recently sat down with Jeff Nordvall,…

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4 Best Hot Chocolate Spots In Seattle

With the weather getting colder outside, there’s never been a better time to get a warm cup of hot chocolate. This is especially true if you love the outdoors, as you get to reward all your activity with a tasty mug of chocolate. I’ve been in Seattle for over 25 years, so here are my…

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Best Bagels in Spokane

Bagels: More than just fat pieces of bread, the right bagel can take you back to your childhood, brunch moments with friends, places you’ve traveled — or just heartily fill you up. Bagels seem simple: round bread made of easy-to-find ingredients with a hole in the middle. However, a bagel is so much more than…

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