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Author: Jennie Flaming

Alaska Itinerary: 5 Trips for Independent Travelers

Looking for the best way to see Alaska as an independent traveler? If so, this article will tell you everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable trip to Alaska for yourself. Included in this article are five different Alaska itinerary options for 5-10 days. Some require a...

The Best Afternoon Tea in Victoria

Afternoon tea in Victoria is one of the most popular activities for visitors and with good reason. This British tradition is available all over Victoria and the options can be a bit overwhelming. I grew up with this tradition both at home and when visiting Victoria. My great grandmother...

Mt Townsend Hike: Epic Mountain Views

One of the best hikes on the Olympic Peninsula and certainly one of the best views, the Mt Townsend hike is challenging at 8 miles and just over 3000 feet of elevation gain. The trail climbs steadily but it’s so worth the more than 25 switchbacks as you climb...

Mt Washington Hike near Seattle: WAY better than Mt Si!

Looking for a classic Cascades climb to an incredible view? Need new ideas besides Mt Si? Appreciate a less crowded trail? If any of that sounds like you then get ready to fall in love with Mt Washington. At 8.5 miles round trip and 3200 feet of elevation gain,...

Crystal Mountain Gondola: Epic Mt Rainier Views

Looking for something different to do at Mt Rainier? Want epic mountain views while eating your lunch outside? Looking to be swept to a mountaintop without hiking? What to hike to a destination others rode a gondola too? If any of these sound like you then you’ll love a...

Otter Falls and Lipsy Lake Hike

Otter Falls is one of the most beautiful and unique waterfalls I’ve ever seen! It’s a long 10 mile hike to get there on a wide and mostly flat trail (700 feet of elevation gain) through a beautiful forest along a rushing river. This is also a hike with...

East Ridge Trail on Squak Mountain

Though the mile long road walk to get to the trailhead and the lack of views on the East Ridge Trail may deter many hikers, but this is a small price to pay for the lack of crowds on this 7.5 mile round trip hike with 1800 feet of...

Spray Park Hike in Mt Rainier National Park

Wildflowers? Mountain views? A dazzling waterfall? YES. This is Spray Park! The hike to Spray Park in Mt Rainier National Park has it all. It is a challenging 6-8 mile hike with up to 2000 feet of elevation gain. There’s variation because of the options for turning around (see...

Lussier Hot Springs Soaking Guide

Lussier Hot Springs is a natural hot springs located in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park in Southeastern British Columbia. This beautiful hot springs is definitely discovered and can get quite busy year round. People are friendly and it’s a gorgeous setting. Lussier Hot Springs is a collection of three warm...

5 Best Olympic National Park Waterfalls

There are so many things to love about Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. There are impossibly green ancient forests, gorgeous lakes, rugged open beaches, high alpine meadows, towering mountains and waterfalls! The Olympic National Park waterfalls are stunning and many are a short hike so on your...