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view from the Anacortes Community Forest

Visit The Anacortes Community Forest

“Going to the woods is going home.”  While this proclamation by John Muir might easily land on a Top 10 list of quotes you may…

gardens

Step Back in Time at Lakewold Gardens

“As we become more and more city creatures, living in manmade surroundings, perhaps gardens will become even more precious to us, letting us remember that…

Trail through a forest

5 Hiking Tips For This Summer

If the summer of 2020 taught us one thing, it’s that Washington’s outdoor community is rapidly growing. This state has a lot to offer and…

PowellsWood Garden

Perennial Paradise at PowellsWood: A Northwest Garden

The Pacific Northwest has a high concentration of botanical gardens. Maybe it’s due to a culturally embedded fondness for nature. Or perhaps it’s because the…

spokane

Attending Spokane’s 41st Annual Pig Out in The Park

Pig Out in the Park is officially back! Yay! Many Spokanites have been waiting for this event to return and it has been officially announced…

spokane

Visiting Five Hikes and Parks Around Spokane

The Eastern Washington cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley are surrounded by parks, trails and natural beauty. Here are five favorite parks and hikes around…

lavender field

A Guide to Visiting the Sequim Lavender Festival

The Lavender Festival in Sequim takes place every third weekend in July and is something you must see when visiting Washington in the Summer months.…

Fish Lake

The Many Lakes to Kayak and Fish Around Spokane

This was a hard article to write because in the Pacific Northwest there are so many great areas to explore and there are not just…

greenhouse

The Seattle Greenhouse: An Intimate and Unique Venue

There’s a stunning new venue in Seattle, brimming with vibrant plants, cacti, fruiting trees, and the dreamiest light. Naturally, it’s called The Seattle Greenhouse. Here,…

skydiving

Skydiving in Washington State

Skydiving is a bucket list item for many people around the world. What better place to check it off than in the beautiful state of…

alki kayak tours

Kayaking Rentals and Tours in Washington

So, you want to go kayaking but you don’t want to have to invest in all the gear? No problem! There are places to rent…

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Where To Go Kayaking in Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington is full of flatwater lakes just calling your name. You may not get the coastal beaches of the west side, but you will…

Kayaking at Ruston Way in Tacoma

Where To Go Kayaking in Western Washington

Western Washington is home to the hustle and bustle of the city, but that doesn’t mean there are no beautiful pieces of paradise sprinkled throughout…

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Visiting Neko Cat Cafe in Seattle

Neko Cat Cafe is home to some of the cutest cats in Washington State (besides my own fur babies Luna and Cosmo, of course) and…

Kayaker on Banks Lake

Everything for Beginner Kayakers in Washington State in 2022

Kayaking gives you an entirely new way to Explore Washington State. You get a closer look at our waters, a different angle at the landscapes…

Riverside State Park Bowl path

Hiking Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher

If you’d like to get away for the day and go hiking, whether for an easy few miles, or a 55-mile trek, look no further,…

What plants to grow in Washington tomatoes

What Plants To Grow In Washington

Have you ever felt overwhelmed walking into a nursery or a big box store and seeing all the vegetable starts or seed packets, and wanting…

Mercer Street Books in Seattle, WA

10 Independent Bookstores in Seattle to Visit on a Rainy Day

Seattle is full of interesting independent bookstores that showcase the quirkiness and unique character of the Emerald City. These bookstores are a perfect place to…

drinks at Bangrak Market in Seattle, Washington

Top 5 Places in Seattle for a Unique Cocktail Experience

Seattle is best known for its coffee scene, but the cocktail scene has been growing for quite some time and might be nearing its peak.…

snow lake snoqualmie pass

Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle…

mushrooms

Where to Go Mushroom Hunting Near Me? A Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Mushrooms in Washington State

So You Think You Can Forage? Thinking about “where to…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

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

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 Washington 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 State Park

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…

Tulip Town

A Visit to Tulip Town

Spring has sprung and tulips are once again blossoming in…

fireweed flower

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…

fish and space needle

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…