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Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

How to Get Started Gardening in the PNW

So you want to start gardening and don’t know where to start? There’s no wrong or right way to gardening. There are some guidelines that people do follow, but one…

View of Seattle, Washington

First Timers Guide To Seattle

When you think of Seattle, Washington – the city known for its lush green (the Emerald City), rolling mountains and the Pacific Ocean (another name given called the Pacific Northwest)…

Cosmo

Exploring the Outdoors With Your Cat

My wife and I recently became residents of Washington State and are very happy about this exciting new chapter of our lives. Shortly after settling into our apartment in the…

Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane

A Trip to Cat Tales Exotic Wildlife Center

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! My mom, sister, her three little girls and I went on an adventure to the Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane. They serve…

Cashmere Canyons Preserves

Hiking at Cashmere Canyons Preserve

It’s not every day that you get to explore a new hiking trail that just recently opened to the public! That, combined with the promise of great views and a…

liberty lake trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a magical, zen experience. It is one of my favorite trails to hike. The filtered sunlight in the deep forest, tinkling stream, and…

Yellow Aster Butte near Mount Baker

Hiking Yellow Aster Butte in the Mount Baker Area

There are so many amazing hikes in this state that it’s hard to pick one favorite.  I would put hiking Yellow Aster Butte in my top five favorite hikes in…

Baker Lake

Hiking The Baker Lake Trail: Build Your Own Adventure

Looking for a hike that incorporates something for everyone to enjoy? Check out the Baker Lake trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The Baker Lake trail is a 15-mile…

Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

Hiking Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

For those who have not spent much time in the mountains of Northeast Washington, I believe, they are missing out. The mountains may not contain the enormous amount of perfectly…

Paterson Lake

Fishing Patterson Lake In Methow Valley

Most Washingtonians have probably heard of the little tourist town called Winthrop, just over the other side of the towering Cascade Mountains. A famous ice cream and candy shop, Sheri’s…

Happy Creek Loop Trail

Hiking Happy Creek Loop Trail

The North Cascades Highway produces some of the best hiking and sights to see in Washington state, hands down. The towering, snow capped mountains, wildlife, rugged terrain and abundance of…

Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

Spending Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

The changing of the seasons is upon us, and with the last burst of summer this weekend we decided to head to the nearest dog-friendly Sunflower Festival: Maris Farms. We…