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Aerial view of Tacoma waterfront

Spending a Weekend in Tacoma

Located 33 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is a dynamic waterfront city whose art museums, outdoor recreation and brewery scene have turned it into a…

trees and river landscape

Take a Daytrip to Nine Mile Falls

Only 9 miles northwest of downtown Spokane, lucky visitors will stumble upon the cozy community of Nine Mile Falls. There are plenty of worthwhile experiences,…

Spending Three Days at Mount Rainier

For a while, I lived in a van. When it was time to explore any given place I usually gave myself an unlimited time limit…

Historic Charm and Modern Amenities at The Society Hotel

Have you ever walked into a place, whether a restaurant, a store or a hotel and immediately felt right at home? Have you found that…

Pasco Bridge

Spending a Day in Pasco

Visit Pasco, Washington for a dose of history, delicious food and waterfront parks along the Columbia River. Pasco is a small city located in Eastern…

Spending a Weekend in Northwest Whatcom County

Northwest Whatcom County is a hotspot for family-friendly adventures. Home to two state parks, miles of beach access, a brewery and fresh seafood eateries, it’s…

A Day at Deception Pass State Park

Washington State has long been known for its wild beauty, epitomized by tall pine trees, rugged landscapes and stunning coastlines. Though it is often reduced…

Welcome to Ocean Shores sign

A Weekend in Ocean Shores

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

Visiting the Historic Liberty Township

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…

Visiting The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

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…

Spending a Day at Fort Spokane

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…

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Exploring Dash Point State Park

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…

Experiencing Northwest Trek’s Wild Drive Tour

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…

A Day at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Central Washington is home to a multitude of state parks, each with their own unique features and viewpoints. If you’re looking for a daylong adventure…

Exploring the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area

After arriving at the trailhead for the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area, I stepped down from the running board of my pickup, the dust settled, and…

A Hike Through Federation Forest State Park

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…

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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…

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We’ve all heard the opinion that western Washington is almost perpetually grey and rainy. While that may be the case in winter months, most of…

Seeking Wildflowers on Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Trails

There is no doubt that Mount Rainier is one of Washington’s most iconic must-see attractions. Mount Rainier National Park welcomes thousands of visitors year-round. Most…

Columbia River Gorge Beer and Cider Tasting Tour

Skamania and Klickitat counties are known for their gorge-ous (pun intended) Columbia River Gorge views and a variety of outdoor recreation options. But did you…

snow lake snoqualmie pass

Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle…

sculptures in Walla Walla

An Overnight Stay in Walla Walla

Have you ever visited a city for the first time…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of…

diablo lake overlook

Visiting Diablo Lake in the North Cascades

For pristine wildlife and scenery, it doesn’t get much better…

Little Twin Lakes near Colville

A Weekend At Little Twin Lakes

Tucked up in the Northeastern part of the state, roughly…

Skagit River walk in Mount Vernon

A Day in Mount Vernon

Every year the Skagit Valley attracts swarms of Washingtonians who…

Uplands trail in Yakima

Spending a Weekend in Yakima

From the winding Yakima River Canyon to hilltop hop fields,…

Coulee City Community Park playground

A Big Treasure In Coulee City

Crunch, crunch, crunch, swoosh crrr… run, jump, slip and slide…

Campground at Blake Island

Spending A Weekend On Blake Island

Twenty-seven minutes to paradise. That is it. Twenty-seven minutes. Okay,…

Lopez Island

Spending A Weekend On Lopez Island

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway with gorgeous…

Spending a Day at Guemes Island

Located across Guemes Channel from the city of Anacortes, Guemes…

A Visit to Tulip Town

Spring has sprung and tulips are once again blossoming in…

little bear cabin

Five Amazing Dog-Friendly Cabins in Washington

After a busy work week, we love going into the…

lake crescent from mt. storm king

Conquering Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King in the Port Angeles area of Olympic…

bavarian buildings

A Perfect Spring Getaway in Leavenworth

If you are a long-time Washington resident or a new…

garden in Woodinville

Spending a Day in Downtown Woodinville

Nestled in the lush Sammamish River Valley just 25 minutes…

Lime Kiln Lighthouse in San Juan Island, Washington

Spending a Weekend on San Juan Island

San Juan Island sits in the northwest corner of Washington…

lake chelan winter

Seeking Winter Sunshine at Lake Chelan

“300 days of sunshine” is a promise worth traveling for…

yakima arboretum

Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon…

whale watching in the san juan islands

Wandering Washington’s Whale Trail

As a 90’s kid, Warner Bros’ “Free Willy” was my…