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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…

lakeview mountain escape

Exploring Digs Co. Cabins Near Cle Elum

We’re sharing three cabins by Chelsea from Digs Co, located around the Cle Elum area. Just 90 minutes from Seattle, these properties are perfect for…

A fall weekend in Chelan, WA

A Fall Weekend in Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan is a popular summer destination for fun in the sun and water activities on the gorgeous 50-mile-long lake. But for anyone seeking a…

Tilted Timbers Cabin exterior near Mount Rainier, WA

Tilted Timbers: A Cozy A-frame by Mt. Rainier

With fall, we found ourselves itching to go to Mount Rainier to recharge for the weekend, and there’s no better place than Tilted Timbers, a…

spokane city

Spending a Day in Downtown Spokane

Goodbye stodgy and boring, say hello to Spokane 2021. Long viewed as behind the times by the west side of the state, Spokane has done…

Sumner Reuben Knoblauch Heritage Park gazebo

Spending a Day in Sumner

As autumn approaches, nothing sounds more comforting than taking the time to wander around a small town, taking in the sights and sounds of the…

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington Getaway

Located on the shores of Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, Hyatt Regency Lake Washington provides guests with an unforgettable experience.    Now in its fourth…

Timbercreek Cabin

A Stay At TimberCreek

If you have ever perused Instagram or Pinterest and looked longingly at the serene, picturesque cabins in the woods, we’ve found the spot for you!…

Exploring the Small Town of La Conner

Looking for a scenic weekend getaway? La Conner is a small fishing town in Skagit County that winds along the Swinomish Channel. With its close…

Manito Park Spokane

Manito Park Arts Festival in Spokane

Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill is known throughout our community as the crown jewel of Spokane. It boasts five meticulously cultivated gardens, a pond,…

snow lake snoqualmie pass

Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle area, it can be tough to choose one. Whether you’re visiting Seattle, new to hiking,…

sculptures in Walla Walla

An Overnight Stay in Walla Walla

Have you ever visited a city for the first time and instantly fell in love? That’s how I felt when visiting Walla Walla for the…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of picturesque views. From the barns with unique quilted emblems, to the groves of trees and…

diablo lake overlook

Diablo Lake Washington: Camping and Hiking in the North Cascades

For pristine wildlife and scenery, it doesn’t get much better than the divine views of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. North Cascades National…

Little Twin Lakes near Colville

A Weekend At Little Twin Lakes

Tucked up in the Northeastern part of the state, roughly 18 miles east of Colville is a little set of lakes accompanied by a campground…

Skagit River walk in Mount Vernon

A Day in Mount Vernon

Every year the Skagit Valley attracts swarms of Washingtonians who celebrate the coming of spring by visiting the annual tulip festival. Many pass through the…

Uplands trail in Yakima

Spending a Weekend in Yakima

From the winding Yakima River Canyon to hilltop hop fields, vineyards and hiking trails, the Yakima Valley is a sweet escape for Washington sun-seekers. My…

Campground at Blake Island

Spending A Weekend On Blake Island State Park

Twenty-seven minutes to paradise. That is it. Twenty-seven minutes. Okay, it’s Blake Island Marine State Park, but to us, it’s a local paradise. Your arrival…

Lopez Island

Spending A Weekend On Lopez Island

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend getaway with gorgeous waterfront views, rolling farmlands and forested trails, Lopez Island is the place for you. Lopez…

Spending a Day at Guemes Island

Located across Guemes Channel from the city of Anacortes, Guemes Island is a relaxing place to get away for the day or weekend. A quieter,…

dash point sign

Exploring Dash Point State Park

I moved to the greater Seattle area in early September…

Experiencing Northwest Trek’s Wild Drive Tour

Imagine driving through a forest, spotting everything from fluffy white…

A Day at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Central Washington is home to a multitude of state parks,…

Exploring the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area

After arriving at the trailhead for the Juniper Dunes Wilderness…

A Hike Through Federation Forest State Park

A few miles past Enumclaw, along the winding path carved…

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Visiting Olmstead Place State Park

As the cool Ellensburg breeze sweeps across your face, you…

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We’ve all heard the opinion that among the different locations…

Seeking Wildflowers on Mt. Rainier’s Paradise Trails

There is no doubt that Mount Rainier is one of…

Columbia River Gorge Beer and Cider Tasting Tour

Skamania and Klickitat counties are known for their gorge-ous (pun…

Spending a Day in La Conner

La Conner is an artsy waterfront community located on the…

Exploring The Palouse

When people not from the area think of the Palouse,…

Spending a Day on Whidbey Island

It was late Friday evening when my wife Johanna and…

Exploring Washington State from Home: Activities You Can Do Right Now

Exploring looks and feels different these days. We’re getting used…

Cedar Mill

Visiting Cedar Creek Grist Mill

Take a drive, away from the noise of the city…

Visiting Wallaby Ranch in Fall City

Wallaby Ranch in Fall City is easily one of the…

tulips

Visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Springtime in Washington means an abundance of blooms. Daffodils and…

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Visiting Tacoma’s Brewery District

With spring rapidly approaching and sunny weekends right around the…

Spending a Day in Downtown Camas

Being new to Washington state, my family and I are…

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Spending a Day in Mount Vernon, Washington

Established in 1889, Mount Vernon is a small city located…

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Spending a Weekend in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and…