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Author: Jennie Flaming

Frenchman Coulee Hike for when you just need some Sun

If you’re in Seattle or the anywhere in the Pacific Northwest on the wet west side of the Cascade Mountains, there are some days when you just need to see the sun. On those days, a mellow hike in Frenchman Coulee near Vantage on the Columbia River is absolutely...

Hanford Reach Hike: A Unique Landscape in Washington State

Hanford Reach National Monument is an incredible landscape and a place to find solitude in an area of jaw dropping natural beauty with a fascinating history. Located in super dry Eastern Washington, this area was part of the buffer zone for the Hanford Nuclear Site starting in 1943. The...

Best Things to do in Homer and Kachemak Bay

The delightful end of the road town of Homer and Kachemak Bay are wonderful additions to any Alaska itinerary! Off the cruise ship circuit, you’ll be sharing it with independent travelers as well as Alaskans exploring other parts of their home state. It takes some effort to get to...

How to Visit Sucia Island in the outer San Juans

Sucia Island is an absolutely stunning place in the outer San Juan Islands of Washington State. This is a wonderful destination to really get away from it all and experience some of the best camping in the Pacific Northwest. It takes a bit of work and planning to get...

Best Roof Rack Awning and Should you get one?

A roof rack awning for your car can really take your camping and road tripping experience to the next level! Should you get one? And if you do, what kind? I’m a lifelong camper and road tripper and just got a roof rack awning about a year ago and...

Seattle Itinerary: Best 3 days in Seattle by a Seattleite

If you’re planning a trip to Seattle, I’d like to be the very first person to welcome you! You’ll have an amazing time on your trip, but it can be a little overwhelming to figure out how to spend your time and how to get around. Should I stay...

The 8 Best Hikes in Issaquah

The foothills of the Cascade Mountains surrounding the town of Issaquah are locally referred to as the Issaquah Alps for their multitude of wonderful hiking trails! These hikes in Issaquah are a short drive for residents of Seattle and Bellevue. Some of these hikes are extremely crowded but others...

Back Side of Flattop – Best way to do Anchorage’s famous hike

Flattop Mountain is Anchorage’s most famous hike and with good reason. It’s close to town, has amazing views and a big, flat top to spend some time taking in the view, hanging out with a friend and enjoying lunch. This post is about going the backway up the “backside”...

Best Hiking Pants for Curvy and Plus Size Women

Having trouble finding an awesome pair of hiking pants for your female curvy body? If so, you’ve found the perfect place because I have tried SO MANY and I’m excited to share my favorites here. For those who want a quick answer, I recommend either the Columbia Saturday Trail...

14 Fun Things to do on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a quick ferry ride from the middle of downtown Seattle, but it feels a world away with it’s charming shops, beautiful gardens, forests and beaches and history and culture. Add to that some delicious food, local wine and craft beer and spirits and you really can...
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