food at julep

Visiting Julep Kitchen & Bar in Ellensburg

Spicy. Creamy. Zesty. Oozing with a fiery sauce and a cold side of ranch, the Nashville Cauliflower Bites served at Julep Kitchen & Bar are a one-of-a-kind delight. Located in…

Hotel Windrow beds

Hotel Windrow Getaway in Ellensburg

Nestled in the heart of central Washington, a 59-room boutique hotel sits in historic downtown Ellensburg. Recently opened in January of 2020, Hotel Windrow blends stellar hospitality, urban luxury and…

People drinking beer and watching Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest online

Attending A Virtual Winterhop Brewfest

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…

Vinman's Bakery cinnamon rolls Ellensburg

A Visit to Vinman’s Bakery in Quiet Ellensburg

When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be an exchange student in Switzerland. On my return from this life-changing experience, one of the things I…

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 6

Conversation With Nick Zentner Geology Professor at CWU. Nick Makes Rocks FUN!

Our conversation with CWU Professor Nick Zentner. Nick makes rocks fun!


Dining at Ellensburg Pasta Company

Although much of life has been changing over the past few months, one thing stays consistent — support for local restaurants. While some businesses have chosen to close during this…


Visiting Olmstead Place State Park

As the cool Ellensburg breeze sweeps across your face, you watch the trees sway back and forth and listen to the frenzy of birds chirping above you. Breathing in the…

Olmstead Place Barn Quilts

Drive the Kittitas County Barn Quilt Trail

Kittitas County is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities like fishing, hiking and a lesser known gem — Washington state’s first barn quilt trail. The Kittitas County Barn Quilt Trail…

cinnamon rolls

Visiting Daily Bread and Mercantile in Ellensburg

Are you looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a community feel? Because you’re in luck! Daily Bread and Mercantile, nestled in the heart of Central Washington, is your next lunch…

downtown building

Spending a Weekend in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and is one of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range off Interstate 90,…

CWU Barge Hall

Visiting Central Washington University

Voted as one of the ‘Most Dynamic Micropolitan Areas’ in the nation by the Walton Family Foundation is none other than Ellensburg, Washington. Not only does Ellensburg possess a charming…

Day 19 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

D&M Coffee Ellensburg, Washington Day 19 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Fueling CWU students since 1990 D&M Coffee started serving coffee in 1990 out of a travel trailer in Ellensburg. This was a few years after my six consecutive freshman years…