Grays Harbor County

Winter sunset, Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores and Beyond

Grays Harbor may be known for the beautiful town of Ocean Shores, but there is so much more to explore in this area!

cow sculptures

Roadside Attractions from Olympia to the Pacific Coast

We have all heard it a thousand times: “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” So when we are heading somewhere for the long weekend, what do we do? Jump…


Spending a Weekend in Seabrook

Seabrook is a vibrant beach town located on the Washington coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It has been thoughtfully designed — founded on new urbanism and woven seamlessly into nature…

Wynoochee Lake

Spending A Day In The Beauty Of Wynoochee Lake

Step into the feral beauty of the Olympic Mountains with a day trip to the smooth-as-silk sapphire waters of Wynoochee Lake.  Wynoochee Dam Located on the southern hip of the…

Ocean Shores Weatherwax Trail

Six Easy Grays Harbor Trails To Warm Up Your Winter

The weather outside may be frightful, but outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty in Grays Harbor County that’s delightful. That’s because coast-hugging Grays Harbor escapes the polar bear weather and deep…

Lake Sylvia, Six 'Fido Friendly' Walks in Grays Harbor

Seven Fido-Friendly Walks In Grays Harbor

Baby, it’s cold outside, but you and Fido need some outdoor exercise. Don’t let cold weather keep you or your dog cooped up during the winter months. Bundle up and…

Adirondack chairs at quinault lodge

Spending a Weekend at Lake Quinault Washington

“The lake between two rivers,” Lake Quinault is a glacially-carved lake situated at the edge of pristine temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula. Lake Quinault is the ideal jumping-off point…

lake crescent lodge

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…

cycling on north shore road

Riding the Lake Quinault Bike Loop

Nestled on the Southern end of the Olympic Peninsula is the atmospheric Quinault Rain Forest. Home of moss-covered trees, formidable peaks and the pristine Lake Quinault, this is a classic…

surfer at westport beach

Spending a Day in Westport

There’s nothing like a trip to the Washington coast. Though I live near the rocky shores of Bellingham Bay and enjoy easy access to saltwater, nothing compares to the powerful…

Welcome to Ocean Shores sign

A Weekend in Ocean Shores, Washington

Ocean Shores, Washington State is the perfect destination for fun with the family, a romantic weekend, or a relaxing solo getaway. This charming ocean city is known for its long…

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…