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You CAN Embrace Winter, Really!

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How winter looks in our August dreams

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How it actually looks

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Okay, okay, around Seattle often it’s more like this

Did you know Seattle is NOT the city with the most depressing winters in the US? It’s only the SECOND most depressing! What a relief! Seriously though, winter here can be a challenge. Though I personally find spring harder to deal with (because it’s so looooong), as a lifelong resident of Seattle (the only winters I’ve spent elsewhere in my whole life were two in the Netherlands, four in Fairbanks Alaska and one in Juneau Alaska). I’m eager to share how to beat the winter blues! Over the course of the winter, I’ll be highlighting some strategies for making the most of winter, including:

  • Learning microclimates and nearby locations with different weather: How to find sun, or less rain, or snow, or different temperatures
  • Health benefits of getting outside (even in winter!)
  • Getting out on short, dark or rainy days
  • Taking advantage of sun when it’s available
  • Learn something new that gets you outside and can only be done in winter (like nordic or downhill skiing, or snowshoeing)
  • Bringing special hot food and drinks!
  • Warm up parties after outings
  • Wearing the right clothes and other helpful gear
  • Resources for safety and weather information
  • And more!
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Jennie Flaming
Hi! I'm Jennie. I’m a fourth generation Seattleite who lived in Alaska for 7 years. I've been a tour guide in both Alaska and Washington and I love to share the places I love with visitors, newcomers and my fellow locals. I’m so glad to have you along on the journey to experience your best low key adventure in Washington, Alaska and Western Canada!