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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...

Best things to do in Juneau Alaska

It’s time for another post about Southeast Alaska (check out my previous ones about Skagway, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay National Park)! I lived in Skagway for three years and lived in Juneau for a winter during that time. I’ve also visited Juneau many other times so it’s hard to...

Talus Loop hike: something different on Mt Si

I’ve written before about reasons NOT to hike the Mt Si trail, but recently I set out to explore a few of the other trails from that same trailhead, now that the trailhead direct bus service serves it. The Talus loop hike is a terrific alternative to Mt Si,...

Outdoor Activities in Seattle

This article will talk about Outdoor Activities IN Seattle. Not near Seattle, not day trips from Seattle, actual outdoor activities right in the middle of the city! Seattle is uniquely positioned to provide lots of outdoor activities without leaving the city, with our inland waterways, beaches and forests open...

Best 10 things to do in Seattle

Are you visiting Seattle soon? Moved here recently? If so, welcome! Perhaps you’re a local trying to think of fun places to go with visiting family and friends that will be fun for you too! Or looking for a place to send them while you’re at work? As a...

Ultimate Guide to Riding the Alaska Ferry

March 2021 Note: The Alaska ferry recently released it’s schedule for Summer 2021. The M/V Columbia is not in service this year, replaced by the Matanuska. Travelers getting on in Bellingham and some other routes will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test and face coverings...

How to Hike More Often: 7 Strategies

It’s that time of year when we’re all anticipating summer, longer days, more sun and more time outdoors! If you’re wanting to get out hiking more this summer, here are some tips that have worked for me for how to hike more often as I’ve increased the amount of...

Coal Creek Falls Cougar Mountain Hike near Seattle (car free option)

Coal Creek Falls in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is an ideal winter hike near Seattle and one of the best hikes in Bellevue. You can also get there by bus when the trailhead direct bus is operating (generally April through October). Coal Creek Falls makes a lovely 3...

Vashon Island Hiking With or Without a Car

This post was originally published in March 2019 and updated in December 2020. Vashon Island is a wonderful, close to home (still in King County!) destination for a weekend or a day trip from the Seattle area any time of year. Vashon Island hiking is one of the best...

South Seattle Urban Hike: Kubota Gardens/Lakeridge

Seattle is blessed with an abundance of beautiful urban hikes, some of which I’ve talked about before here, here and here. There’s no need to leave the city to find natural beauty, miles of trails and to get some deep breaths in nature. This post will cover an often...
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