Author: Jennie Flaming

Cranberry Fireball Cocktail for the Holidays

Cranberry Fireball Cocktail is a perfect cocktail for the holidays, when cranberries are just wrapping up their season and their festive red color just screams out holiday celebration! It’s easy to make this a virgin (non alcoholic) cocktail as well, just leave out the fireball. It makes a delicious...

Super Easy Cranberry Syrup

Nothing says the holidays like the bright tart cranberry, and Washington is a big producer of cranberries! They are in season throughout the fall and common in farmer’s markets and grocery stores in time for the holidays. This super easy cranberry syrup is perfect for holiday cocktails and mocktails...

Best Rainy Day Hikes in Mt Rainier National Park

When most people think of Mt Rainier, they think of going to the park for epic mountain views! The epic mountain views are AWESOME, but don’t let cloudy or rainy weather stop you from visiting. Some of the most incredible experiences in Mt Rainier are just as good on...

How to make Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinners

Love Buffalo Chicken? Love easy camping dinners? Then Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinners are for you!! In our family we love camping, and we love good food, but we don’t like complicated or fussy food, especially not outside! Last week, thinking of an easy dinner for a one night...

Maple Pass Loop North Cascades

The Maple Pass Loop in the North Cascades is an amazing view hike that I previously mentioned here and here, but it is such an amazing hike and one of the best in Washington and one of the best larch hikes in Washington that it deserves it’s own post!...

Fall Backpacking Lake Ingalls and Headlight Basin

Fall backpacking Lake Ingalls in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is an annual tradition for me. Late September or early October when the larches are turning golden is the perfect time. You can’t actually camp at Lake Ingalls, but you can at Headlight Basin. You pass through Headlight Basin on the...

Mt Rainier and Yakima Loop Drive

If you’re looking for a less crowded and more unique trip through Mt Rainier National Park, look no further than a trip through the less busy east side of Mt Rainier National Park, over Chinook Pass and through the Naches Valley to Yakima. You can make a weekend out...

10+ Best Fall Hikes near Seattle

Fall is the BEST time of year for hiking near Seattle if you ask me. It’s cooler, less crowded and generally no bugs! In the Pacific Northwest we have an abundance of gorgeous fall color and hiking trails to enjoy them. So pack a hot drink, some soup in...

North Cascades National Park from Seattle: Best Day Trip or Weekend Itinerary

North Cascades National Park is a beautiful and rugged park in northern Washington State with less crowds than most. In fact, it is consistently one of the least visited national parks! Don’t miss out on this unique and beautiful place due to its relative obscurity. This article is all...

The Best 3 Day Olympic National Park Itinerary

This Olympic National Park Itinerary for a three day road trip gives you a taste of the many unique and diverse ecosystems of this special place. In just three days take in sweeping mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, hot springs, towering ancient old growth forests, and wild coastal beaches overflowing with...