Author: Jennie Flaming

17 Unique things to do in Port Townsend

Port Townsend is a delightfully Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula not far from Seattle. It has historic buildings, delicious food and plenty of outdoor adventure! It’s a popular day trip or weekend getaway for both locals and also has plenty of visitors from other parts of the country...

Best Boots for Alaska

If you’re looking for the best boots for Alaska, winter or summer, hiking or fishing or just walking around town, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re a visitor or planning a move to Alaska, I’ve got you! I’m a born and raised Seattleite who lived in Alaska...

Best Places to See Wildlife in Alaska

Seeing wildlife in Alaska is one of the top priorities for many visitors to Alaska for good reason! Alaska has an abundance of wildlife, from brown and black bears to moose, from whales to eagles, from caribou to wild sheep and more. Add that to Alaska’s dramatic and rugged...

11 Interesting Things to do on San Juan Island

San Juan Island is a gorgeous and laid back destination away from it all that makes a wonderful weekend or longer trip for residents of Washington State as well as visitors. The journey there is half the fun, surrounded by the islands and coastal communities of the Salish Sea....

7 Fun and relaxing things to do on Bowen Island

Bowen Island is a gorgeous forested island a short ferry ride from Vancouver in Southwest British Columbia. Despite it’s proximity to Metro Vancouver, Bowen Island feels far away from the bustle of the city with it’s vast forests, endless shorelines and relaxed, outdoorsy and artistic vibe. Bowen Island makes...

British Columbia Itinerary – 7 days or 2 weeks

British Columbia is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in North America, with its towering mountains, flowing fjords, ancient forests, wine country and energetic cities. British Columbia is also massive, it can take several days to drive across it from north to south! Because of it’s size...

17 Fun Stops on the Vancouver to Whistler Drive

The Vancouver to Whistler drive, known to locals as the Sea to Sky Highway, takes drivers from the coast of the lower mainland of British Columbia up to the towering mountains of Whistler in just 120 km (75 miles). This spectacular stretch of road is only a couple hours...

How to hike the Colchuck Lake Trail

Colchuck Lake is one of the most stunning alpine lakes in Washington State. The lake itself is impossibly turquoise blue, with smoothed granite rocks, forest, high jagged peaks and glaciers surrounding it. At 8.5 miles round trip with 2300 feet of elevation gain, this hike is challenging but the...

Lime Kiln Trail hike in Granite Falls

The Lime Kiln Trail is a unique Washington treasure in the forest of the Cascade Mountain Foothills. A forest walk on an old railroad grade, this trail is mostly a mellow hike without a lot of climbing to an interesting historic structure. The Lime Kiln itself is a stone...

Wenatchee Crest Snowshoe and Blewett Pass

On the sunnier and drier side of the Cascade Mountains is Blewett Pass, with gorgeous views and more than 50 miles of marked trails to explore on snowshoes or skis! This area is popular with snowmobilers too, but there’s plenty of room for everyone and plenty of non motorized...