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Top Three Hikes for Kids Along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River

Located east of North Bend, the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road accesses dozens of popular hiking trails. Here are three kid-friendly hikes in the river valley. Garfield Ledges Garfield Ledges…

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The Seattle Greenhouse: An Intimate and Unique Venue

There’s a stunning new venue in Seattle, brimming with vibrant plants, cacti, fruiting trees, and the dreamiest light. Naturally, it’s called The Seattle Greenhouse. Here, you can schedule a truly…

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A Visit to The Splintered Wand in Seattle

Calling all witches and wizards! There’s a new bar and restaurant for the magically inclined in the heart of old Ballard. An homage to The-Franchise-That-Must-Not-be-Named, The Splintered Wand offers something…

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Visiting Neko Cat Cafe in Seattle

Neko Cat Cafe is home to some of the cutest cats in Washington State (besides my own fur babies Luna and Cosmo, of course) and is full of good vibes,…

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10 Cafes to Grab a Coffee in Seattle (That Aren’t Starbucks)

Seattle is stereotypically associated with its rainy weather, tech companies such as Amazon, being the birthplace of grunge music, and having some of the loudest football fans in the country….

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5 Must-Try Places to Get a Quick Lunch in Seattle: From Pike Place Market to SoDo

As people head back into the office, we welcome back that dreaded question, “What are you in the mood to eat for lunch?” I’ve been on a hybrid schedule since…

Shot of Mt Rainier from Vashon Island

Spending a Day on Vashon Island

We are spoiled with many wonderful day trip opportunities in Western Washington, and one amazing option is visiting Vashon Island. Accessible by three different ferry routes (Southworth, Fauntleroy, and Point…

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10 Independent Bookstores in Seattle to Visit on a Rainy Day

Seattle is full of interesting independent bookstores that showcase the quirkiness and unique character of the Emerald City. These bookstores are a perfect place to wander around (especially on a…

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Exploring MOHAI: Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry

My daughter and I love to get outside and explore, no matter the weather. But there’s something to be said for an indoor day of fun — especially during the…

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Exploring Snoqualmie Falls with Kids

I’ve been visiting Snoqualmie Falls since I was a little girl. It was (and still is) one of my mom’s go-to activities for out-of-town guests. The drive is beautiful and…

drinks at Bangrak Market in Seattle, Washington

Top 5 Places in Seattle for a Unique Cocktail Experience

Seattle is best known for its coffee scene, but the cocktail scene has been growing for quite some time and might be nearing its peak. There are tons of very…

South Fork Snoqualmie River

Hike or Bike-to-Hike Twin Falls Trail

If you were to ask, “What is a must-do hike in the Seattle area?” you’d likely hear Twin Falls Trail at the top of the list. This family-friendly and dog-friendly…