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Author: Jennie Flaming

Cougar Mountain Licorice Fern Trail: Quiet Forest

The Cougar Mountain Licorice Fern trail is a mellow forest walk without many people in Cougar Mountain Regional Park. At about 4 miles round trip and with 200 feet of elevation gain, it’s a good year round, close to town option! This hike does go up and down quite...

Where to Eat at Pike Place Market

I’m a fourth generation Seattleite and I love Pike Place Market! Pro tip: It’s Pike Place Market or The Market, NEVER Pike’s or Pike’s Place! It does get really crowded and touristy, but I still love it. Even if you are visiting our town for only a day this...

How to Make Easy Fast Dinners after Outdoor Adventures

Have you ever been out all day hiking, walking, exploring, bike riding and then suddenly you’re hungry for dinner and you’re ravenous and have no idea what to make? ME TOO. With a little planning, you can come home to a delicious dinner to fill you up after a...

Pumpkin Patch: Fun local tradition for all ages

October is an amazing time of year for Washington agriculture! All around the state there is abundant local food, from apples to hops to grapes to the last stone fruits to corn, carrots, and of course PUMPKINS! If you’re thinking that the pumpkin patch is just for preschoolers, no...

Best Things to do in Victoria, BC

Victoria, BC is one of the most fun places to visit in the Pacific Northwest. Uniquely situated on Vancouver Island, just northwest of Seattle, you have to fly or take a ferry to get there. There are a few different ways to get to Victoria by ferry, which will...

Long Beach Washington Weekend: Year round fun!

A Long Beach, Washington weekend is the perfect getaway from Seattle, Tacoma or Portland any time of year. It’s a low key, outdoor oriented place with tasty food and drink, cozy lodging and miles of walking and biking opportunities, not to mention the beach! It’s probably obvious that the...

What to Pack for Alaska

Alaska is an enormous and diverse state with a wide range of weather, landscapes and activities! There are some specific things to think about no matter where you’re going to visit, or even what time of year! I lived in Alaska for seven years in Fairbanks (dry, extreme cold...

Cutthroat Lake Hike in North Cascades: Easy Larches!

Looking for a relatively easy hike to see the gorgeous orange larch trees of North Central Washington? Previously I talked about Blue Lake, and the Cutthroat lake hike at 4 miles round trip with just 400 feet of elevation gain, this one is easier and in the same area...

Best Things to do in Vancouver Canada

Just north of us across the Canadian border is one of the best cities in the whole world! I’ve previously talked about the best things to do in Seattle and now it’s time to give our neighbor a turn in the spotlight. Vancouver makes a wonderful day trip or...

Visit Chief Seattle’s Grave by Bike or Car

Did you know that Seattle is the only major city in the United States named for a Native American? When white people came to this area, they called him Seattle because they were unable to pronounce is name, Si’ahl. He is buried near Seattle in Suquamish, which is about...