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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,…

kids hiking on a trail on Mt St. Helens

Visiting Mount St. Helens With Kids

Washington State has many amazing, beautiful places to visit, but none are quite as unique as Mount St. Helens. Before its eruption in 1980, Mount…

Jolly Mountain views

Hiking and Exploring Jolly Mountain

As I write this from the north Pasco countryside, early on a Friday afternoon, I look out the window of my study toward Badger Mountain,…

Bi-Zi farms tractor

Celebrate Fall at Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch

The leaves turning orange and red and the crisp autumn air are all signs that the seasons are changing, but there is nothing that says…

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Antiquing in Snohomish

“Dave – Let not the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Let the past stay in the past. I don’t want to find fault anymore…” …

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Visiting PowellsWood Garden and Redondo Beach

Just a short drive from either Seattle or Tacoma, south King County has many great places to explore outside. PowellsWood Garden in Federal Way and…

Kitty Cantina Seating area Spokane

Visiting Kitty Cantina: Spokane’s First Cat Café

Kitty Cantina is Spokane’s first and only cat café. Its long-awaited opening took place on June 8th, 2020, having been delayed a few months due…

Exploring Lake Lenore Caves

When you think of ancient caves, you may think you need to travel halfway across the country, or the world, to take this type of…

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…

Virtual Tours to Take Through Washington State

While Washington begins to reopen in some areas, not everyone feels quite ready to be out and about just yet. Here are some fun ideas…

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Exploring PenMet Parks

There’s something beautiful about walking in the woods. The weight of life’s stresses seems to fall off your shoulders, brushed off to the ground by…

Visiting Canter-Berry Farms: More Than Just a U-Pick Blueberry Farm

Along a winding country road beneath the shadow of Mt. Rainier lies a blueberry farm fondly known as Canter-Berry Farms. To the unknowing tourist, the…

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…

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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 Purple Haze Lavender Farm

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…

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…

Visiting Snoqualmie Valley Farm Stands

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…

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Visiting Four New Breweries in Bellingham

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…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Mushrooms in Washington State

So You Think You Can Forage? As a novice mushroom…

Twin Falls

A Hike To Twin Falls

If you want to go chasing waterfalls, but don’t want…

Little Twin Lakes near Colville

A Weekend At Little Twin Lakes

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

chickadee bird

10 Birds to See Near Your Home

Signs of spring are popping up all across Washington. My…

Skagit River walk in Mount Vernon

A Day in Mount Vernon

Every year the Skagit Valley attracts swarms of Washingtonians who…

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,…

Native American artifacts at the Yakima Museum

Visiting Museums in Yakima

Yakima is truly an amazing place. Yes, I grew up…

Lopez Island

Spending A Weekend On Lopez Island

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

ste michelle wine

Visiting Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

What started in 1871 — with Missionaries and French fur…

A Visit to Tulip Town

Spring has sprung and tulips are once again blossoming in…

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Edible Herbs and Wildflowers in Washington State

Washington has a unique abundance of wild foods that grow…

Cider flight

5 Urban Washington Cideries You Should Know About

When you imagine a cidery what comes to mind? For…

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Fishing In Washington State

We are truly fortunate to live in Washington state, where…

morel mushroom hunting in Washington state

Morel Mushroom Hunting

As spring approaches, the ground begins to warm up and…

Blake Island Marina in Washington

The Top Six Reasons To Live On A Boat In Puget Sound

You know how life just changes right in front of…

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…

Space Needle's 50th Anniversary

Washington Watchlist: Movie And Food Pairings

We are all still learning to adjust to “the new…

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Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon…