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Exploring the Outdoors With Your Cat

My wife and I recently became residents of Washington State and are very happy about this exciting new chapter of our lives. Shortly after settling…

Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane

A Trip to Cat Tales Exotic Wildlife Center

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! My mom, sister, her three little girls and I went on an adventure to the Cat Tales Wildlife…

Cashmere Canyons Preserves

Hiking at Cashmere Canyons Preserve

It’s not every day that you get to explore a new hiking trail that just recently opened to the public! That, combined with the promise…

liberty lake trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a magical, zen experience. It is one of my favorite trails to hike. The filtered sunlight in the…

Yellow Aster Butte near Mount Baker

Hiking Yellow Aster Butte in the Mount Baker Area

There are so many amazing hikes in this state that it’s hard to pick one favorite.  I would put hiking Yellow Aster Butte in my…

Baker Lake

Hiking The Baker Lake Trail: Build Your Own Adventure

Looking for a hike that incorporates something for everyone to enjoy? Check out the Baker Lake trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The Baker…

Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

Hiking Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

For those who have not spent much time in the mountains of Northeast Washington, I believe, they are missing out. The mountains may not contain…

Paterson Lake

Fishing Patterson Lake In Methow Valley

Most Washingtonians have probably heard of the little tourist town called Winthrop, just over the other side of the towering Cascade Mountains. A famous ice…

Happy Creek Loop Trail

Hiking Happy Creek Loop Trail

The North Cascades Highway produces some of the best hiking and sights to see in Washington state, hands down. The towering, snow capped mountains, wildlife,…

Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

Spending Sunflower Days at Maris Farms

The changing of the seasons is upon us, and with the last burst of summer this weekend we decided to head to the nearest dog-friendly…

Washington Midsummer Renissance Faire

Spending a Day at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Do you ever dream of days dressing up and going back to another era? Then this Faire might be for you. This August, the Washington…

View from Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee

Visiting Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee

This summer many are traveling to enjoy the sights of Eastern Washington. Although Leavenworth is a popular destination for families, another great choice is Wenatchee,…

Mystery picnic in Ellensburg

Take A Mystery Picnic In Washington State

Mystery Picnic.  Those two words were just too intriguing. The marketing worked and I stopped scrolling! AmazingCo.me/us is a website full of pre-prepared adventures for…

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,…

dog and lavender

Amazing Dog-Friendly Lavender Farms in Sequim

Located 20 miles east of Olympic National Park, a visit to Sequim can easily be added to any itinerary without a detour. As we learned…

douglas falls in colville

Hiking Douglas Falls Nature Loop Trail

If you’re looking for a tucked away, easy hike spent in nature amongst thick underbrush, towering trees, a flowing creek and a big waterfall —…

Top 5 Lakes to Paddle in Spokane

Top 5 Lakes To Paddle In North Spokane

2020 is the year to explore close to home, and in the Spokane area we are luckier than most in that there are so many…

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,…

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 go mushroom hunting near me?” As a novice mushroom enthusiast, I’ve just begun to scratch…

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…

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…

Jolly Mountain views

Hiking and Exploring Jolly Mountain

As I write this from the north Pasco countryside, early…

Bi-Zi farms tractor

Celebrate Fall at Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch

The leaves turning orange and red and the crisp autumn…

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Antiquing in Snohomish

“Dave – Let not the marriage of true minds admit…

grassy area

Visiting PowellsWood Garden and Redondo Beach

Just a short drive from either Seattle or Tacoma, south…

Kitty Cantina Seating area Spokane

Visiting Kitty Cantina: Spokane’s First Cat Café

Kitty Cantina is Spokane’s first and only cat café. Its…

Exploring Lake Lenore Caves

When you think of ancient caves, you may think you…

Pasco Bridge

Spending a Day in Pasco, Washington

Visit Pasco, Washington for a dose of history, delicious food…

Virtual Tours to Take Through Washington State

While Washington begins to reopen in some areas, not everyone…

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Exploring PenMet Parks

There’s something beautiful about walking in the woods. The weight…

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

Along a winding country road beneath the shadow of Mt.…

Spending a Weekend in Northwest Whatcom County

Northwest Whatcom County is a hotspot for family-friendly adventures. Home…

A Day at Deception Pass State Park

Washington State has long been known for its wild beauty,…

Welcome to Ocean Shores sign

A Weekend in Ocean Shores, Washington

Ocean Shores, Washington State is the perfect destination for fun…

Visiting Purple Haze Lavender Farm

Outside the city of Sequim, where the dense green foliage…

Visiting the Historic Liberty Township

As the weather begins to change and you feel more…

Visiting The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

Tucked away on the north end of Bainbridge Island, a…

Visiting Snoqualmie Valley Farm Stands

There are few activities available outside of the home for…

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Visiting Four New Breweries in Bellingham

Anchored by classic northwest brewpubs like Boundary Bay and Chuckanut…

Spending a Day at Fort Spokane

Many Pacific Northwesterners are unaware of the fascinating history of…