Seafair very much means Seattle summer is in full effect (#SeafairIsSummer), and the entire festival is hard to sum up because it entails community events, movie night and other gatherings all summer long. However, it’s culminating this weekend! Enjoy the most anticipated weekend in Seattle like a true Seattlite. Continue reading Seattle’s Seafair: 2016 Schedule and the Best Ways to Enjoy the Show
Living in Seattle means I don’t often get over the Olympic Mountains. For whatever reason the stars aligned this spring and I not only did my first solo hike in the Olympics, but I also went on a killer camping trip to the Hoh Rainforest. We hiked the Hoh River Trail to the Happy Four Shelter campsite, about 6 miles, to spend the night sleeping … Continue reading Springtime in the Hoh Rainforest
Spring is early! And you don’t see anyone in the evergreen state complaining. April 1st marks the beginning of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. A month-long event in northern Washington’s Skagit Valley, where agriculture is the #1 industry and the “Tulip Route” is permanently posted along the highways. It’s a beautiful sight to behold, if only once every few years due to the crowds. Continue reading Tiptoeing Through the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
As home to a mountain that claims the most snowfall of any mountain in the United States, Washington is a world-class ski and snowboard destination. Often overlooked to Colorado or Utah because of it’s distant location, Washington has some serious snow that simply can’t be beat. The fantastic snow season this year means there is no reason not to get out to the slopes and find some fresh powderand it’s not too late! Washington state has plenty of places to ride the lift, but here’s the low down on my top three: Mount Baker Ski Area, Crystal Mountain Resort, and Steven’s Pass. Continue reading Powder Days in Washington State
Looking for a quick ski trip close to Seattle? Steven’s Pass is a favorite among local and visitors alike. While I’m not sure I’d recommend visiting the slopes on New Years weekend, we found plenty to do without waiting in lift lines. Picturesque snowy landscapes, an adventurous hike, snowmobiling, and a quaint town await in Plain, Washington. Continue reading Plain, Washington: Not flashy, but definitely not boring.
Orcas Island, WA is known for being the biggest of the San Juan Islands and the northern-most island, making it a popular destination for whale watching and weekend getaways. The quaint downtown makes for great window shopping and local eats, while Moran State Park and numerous whale watching charters give you a taste of the pacific northwest outdoors. It is a serene retreat just hours from Seattle with plenty of hidden treasures. Continue reading Orcas Island Weekend Getaway
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
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