Outside the city of Sequim, where the dense green foliage of the Olympic Mountains meets the bright blue sea, a wave of purple is surging through town. It’s lavender season in Sequim and the surrounding area. Every summer the cool fresh air flows in off the Strait of Juan de Fuca and mixes with the…

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As the weather begins to change and you feel more inclined to get some fresh air, there are many places to visit. From campsites, to hiking trails to local history — there is so much to explore. But, how do you decide where to go when there are so many options? Look no further because…

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Tucked away on the north end of Bainbridge Island, a pristine estate sits atop the high banks looking north over Puget Sound. A fairytale setting come to life, the enchanted woods, sweeping meadows and romantic 18th century French-inspired villa that make up The Bloedel Reserve gives visitors a personal glimpse into one of Washington’s more…

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There are few activities available outside of the home for a 93-year-old matriarch who has been self-quarantining since the beginning of January. My grandmother’s pandemic routine includes waking, dressing, breakfasting, and then alternating between books and television throughout the day and occasionally arranging a new bouquet of flowers my mother brings her once a week…

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Anchored by classic northwest brewpubs like Boundary Bay and Chuckanut Brewery, “Brewingham” has long been a favorite Washington beer destination. Bellingham’s modern brewery boom began around 2012 with the opening of Kulshan Brewing — followed by Aslan, Wander, Structures and many more. If you haven’t been to town in a while, you might have missed…

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Many Pacific Northwesterners are unaware of the fascinating history of the state of Washington, particularly on the far-less-populated eastern side of the state. From the production of plutonium during World War II in the Tri-Cities to the agricultural boom of the Palouse region and the Whitman Mission massacre in Walla Walla, a lot has happened…

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I moved to the greater Seattle area in early September and immediately went out and started exploring everything this state has to offer. I quickly realized just how incredible the State Park system is here. The abundance of public land combined with its tendency to be very pet-friendly (it’s not an adventure without my sidekick…

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Imagine driving through a forest, spotting everything from fluffy white mountain goats to majestic caribou. Imagine the opportunity to do just that with your family in the car, as an experienced naturalist points out the unique characteristics of these animals and teaches you about their land, their habitat, and their preferences. With the new Wild…

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A few miles past Enumclaw, along the winding path carved by Route 410, Federation Forest sits nestled by the mighty White River. Though perhaps not as showy or intimidating as other parks around Mt. Rainier, Federation Forest State Park offers a quiet refuge where families and hikers of all levels can enjoy the simple beauty…

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Subscribe Now! Apple Podcast Buzzsprout Google Podcast Overcast Stitcher Spotify iHeart Radio Hosted by: Scott Cowan Let’s Learn about Roller Derby in Washington State with Nicole Klauss! Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Our first full episode featuring Nicole Klauss. Join us as we discuss Washington State Roller Derby.  Learn about the sport and find out…

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