I’ve lived in Seattle for exactly 3 months now. Whoa. Having been a tourist myself for at least the first month, I hit some very crucial attractions simply because they were “so Seattle.” If you’re from Seattle, you know the places I’m talking about: Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle. They’re great and all, but having now hosted an almost incredible amount … Continue reading The Perfect “Seattle Tourist Attractions” Day
What I’ve learned about mushrooms, what chanterelles are, and how to forage in the Pacific Northwest. I recently attended one of REI’s member classes on chanterelles and have to share the magic. Continue reading Mushroom Foraging in the Pacific Northwest: Chanterelles
A magical mountain town that’s worth a visit; Leavenworth is a year-round favorite for weekend getaways, outdoor adventures, and heavy drinking. If you’re really ambitious, you’ll combine all three. Here’s a look at Leavenworth on a normal weekend and a sneak peak at Oktoberfest. Continue reading Leavenworth Oktoberfest and Other Bavarian Fun
Perhaps ones of the most beautiful fall season—and likely all-season—hikes around. Yellow Aster Butte gets rave reviews online and by me and my hiking partner. Fiery colors and views of the Cascade Volcanoes make this trail a 5-star, sweat-inducing, awe-inspiring trail. Continue reading Yellow Aster Butte Trail
An explanation of how Where in Washington came about. Continue reading What is Where in Washington?