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Author: Jennie Flaming

How to Drive to Alaska: Everything you need to Know

If you’re ready for the epic road trip adventure of a lifetime, then a drive to Alaska on the Alaska Highway just might be for you! I’ve driven to Alaska six times and this article will tell you everything you need to know to decide if this road trip...

The Best Spring Hikes near Seattle

Spring is a long season in the Seattle area, starting sometime in late February or early March in the lowlands near the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) until the end of June in the nearby Cascade and Olympic Mountains. As the days get longer and warmer, it’s a great time...

8 Surprisingly Awesome Hikes in Bellevue

There are a number of fantastic hikes in Bellevue! This may come as a surprise to those who associate Bellevue with affluent suburbs, freeways, Microsoft and shopping malls. If that’s you, give Bellevue another look and don’t miss out on the wonderful hikes in Bellevue that are really easy...

The Best Pacific Northwest Winter Gear (2021)

If you want to get outside more during the winter months, you’ll need the right gear to stay dry, warm and comfortable. The best Pacific Northwest winter gear is critical in our climate and doesn’t need to be too expensive to get the job done. Jump to the best...

Salmon La Sac Snowshoe and Ski Guide

Salmon La Sac is a gorgeous winter destination with miles of opportunities for snowshoeing and cross country skiing with a fraction of the crowds you’ll find at the Snoqualmie Pass sno parks. Salmon La Sac is on the sunnier side of the Cascade mountains so you might find the...

10 Best Hikes near North Bend that aren’t Mt Si

The North Bend area has an abundance of wonderful hiking trails within an hours drive of the greater Seattle area. As a born and raised Seattleite, I’m sharing my favorite hikes near North Bend. This list does NOT include some of the famous (and extremely crowded) hikes in the...

Lena Lake Day Hike or Overnight on the Olympic Peninsula

Lower Lena Lake is a delightful large and very popular alpine lake on the Olympic Peninsula. This crowd pleasing hike makes for a wonderful day trip or backpacking trip. With plenty of opportunities to explore trails beyond, Lena Lake is perfect for beginners and experienced hikers and backpackers alike!...

12 Fascinating Things to do in Dawson City

Dawson City is one of my absolute favorite towns in the entire world. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many times, when I lived in Skagway and when I lived in Fairbanks. Dawson is in Canada’s stunning Yukon Territory in a gorgeous natural setting. Combine that with extensive history...

Complete Guide to Camping in Alaska

Camping in Alaska is the ultimate adventure and a dream trip for many people who already enjoy the outdoors. In addition to the adventure and beauty, it’s a great way to save money on your trip to Alaska. But what about Bears? Bugs? will it be cold? I’m a...

Lake Wenatchee Guide: Ideal Year Round Family Getaway

Lake Wenatchee is a large alpine lake fed by Cascade mountain snow and glacier melt. Sunny and warm in summer and cold and snowy in winter (with a lot more sun than the west side of the state!) it’s an ideal year round family getaway. Every type of mountain...
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