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Author: Jennie Flaming

Seattle Outdoor Holiday Activities

Seattle has a reputation for being gloomy in the winter, but that doesn’t stop us from having lots of fun outside to celebrate the holidays! If you’re looking for Seattle outdoor holiday activities, here’s a great list to get you started! Christmas Ship Festival Probably Seattle’s most unique holiday...

Denali Road Lottery Trip Planner

Is Denali National Park on your list of dream destinations? Most visitors visit during the summer season but I’d like to convince you that a September visit (which is fall in interior Alaska) is the way to go. The Denali Road Lottery is a special event hosted by the...

Twin Falls Hike: Stunning Waterfall close to Seattle

At 3 miles round trip and with about 500 feet of elevation gain, the Twin Falls hike is a good half day hike option close to Seattle with a stunning waterfall you get to see from a distance as well as up close. This is one of the best...

How to Start Snowshoeing for the First Time

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy getting outside all winter and a fun progression for anyone who enjoys hiking or walking outdoors. It is also a way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter that requires minimal gear and no specialized skills (unlike skiing!). Snowshoeing is taking one...

Inside the Washington Cranberry Bog

“Go ahead, eat one!” Jessika, part time cranberry farmer, full time nonprofit leader, encouraged me to pop a ripe cranberry in my mouth. Just eating a plain cranberry off a vine in a Washington cranberry bog is something I never considered before. Until recently, my knowledge of cranberries barely...

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...