Author: Jennie Flaming

12+ Unforgettable things to do in Sitka, Alaska

Sitka is one of the most delightful communities in Alaska. It’s in a gorgeous setting on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska at the edge of the Pacific Ocean yet protected by a beautiful harbor with tiny islands everywhere. Sitka is more than Alaska’s first capital, it’s a place...

17 Unique stops on a Seattle to Vancouver, BC road trip

A road trip from Seattle to Vancouver BC is an unforgettable experience between two legendary West Coast cities in the Pacific Northwest that are tied together by geography and culture for thousands of years. If you have the chance, take the time to get off the freeway and see...

Candy Mountain Loop – perfect spring hike in Eastern Washington

The Candy Mountain loop is an absolutely ideal hike near the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. It’s in the middle of Washington’s incredible wine country with lots of sunny days. At 3.5 miles round trip with about 500 feet of elevation gain on a perfectly graded trail, this hike is...

Badger Mountain Skyline Loop hike in Tri-Cities

The Badger Mountain Skyline Loop hike is a wonderful year round hike near the Tri-Cities in Southeast Washington. This hike is particularly stunning in spring when the yellow and purple wildflowers are in bloom and light up the desert landscape. The sunny and warm spring days that are the...

Complete Guide to Hiking in the rain

As a born and raised Seattleite and former Alaskan, I have done a LOT of hiking in the rain! While it’s usually not most people’s first choice to hike when it’s raining, you can still have an amazing day outside with a bit of preparation and that’s what this...

19+ Fun things to do in Tri-Cities, Washington

The Tri-Cities area in Southeastern Washington State is a true gem and delightful getaway with delicious food, plenty of history to explore, science to learn and outdoor adventures to have all under the eternally sunny skies of Washington’s wine country. I’m a born and raised Seattleite and the Tri-Cities...

4 Incredible hikes near Tri-Cities, Washington

Did you know there are incredible hikes in Eastern Washington full of fascinating geology, wide open landscapes with endless blue sky and stunning spring wildflowers in the middle of Washington wine country? If you’ve not been, hikes near Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington are absolutely gorgeous and never crowded under...

Visiting Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks Alaska

Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, Alaska has been a favorite place for locals for generations and is also a wonderful destination for visitors. Not only can you soak in the divine hot water, you can also check out the unique ice museum and explore the many trails in the...

13 Relaxing things to do on Vashon Island

Vashon Island is a beautiful island tucked in between Seattle and Tacoma but feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A short ferry ride transports you to a land of peaceful forests full of birds, gorgeous uncrowded beaches full of driftwood, protected coves for...