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Tag: road trip

How to Plan a Road Trip You’ll Actually Enjoy

Road trips are a long American tradition and a great way to see much of North America! My parents are amazing road trippers and I’m so grateful to them for driving me around two continents for a good portion of my childhood. Unforgettable places and memories and exposure to...

Why you should visit Kootenay National Park in Canada

Most travelers have heard of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta and the crowds there reflect their popularity! Often people have not heard of their close neighbor, Kootenay National Park which is absolutely incredible. Yoho National Park is another nearby winner, but that’s for another post. If you’re...

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail: I-90 Leg Stretch

The Asahel Curtis Nature Trail is a surprisingly gorgeous and nature packed trail given it’s short length (one mile), less than 200 feet of elevation gain, and it’s location right next to I-90! This is about an hour away from Seattle (same trailhead as Annette Lake), so probably not...

The Story of Washington Asparagus

Manuel Imperial drives us in his truck along the side of a dusty field. It looks empty, just brown rows as far as I can see. He stops the truck. There are two people barely visible under coats, hats and scarves against the sun, dust and cold wind, containers...

How to Visit the Hoh Rainforest

People travel from all over the world to visit the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park with good reason! In this post I’ll share how to get there, when to go, where to stay, what to do while you’re there and what to pack for your Hoh rainforest adventure....

Mt Finlayson: the Best Hike on San Juan Island

Hiking is often not the first thing people think of when they think of the water oriented San Juan Islands, but there are some great hikes! Mt Finlayson (it’s much more mellow than it sounds) is one of my favorite hikes in the whole state! It’s worth the effort...

Snow Free Olympic National Park Winter Weekend

Here in the northwest we have had a CRAZY amount of snow in the last two weeks! If you’re feeling some cabin fever and want to get out of town without dealing with snow again, spend an Olympic National Park winter weekend in the Lake Quinault and Kalaloch area!...

Winter Day trip to Olympic National Park

Last week we talked about a winter day trip to Mt Rainier National Park and today we’re going to follow that up with everything you need to know for an awesome winter day trip to Olympic National Park! Olympic is extremely busy in the summer. A winter visit avoids...

Winter Day trip to Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier’s famous wildflowers and high mountain meadows are covered in deep snow, fog, clouds, rain and snow frequently limit the views and yet this is an AWESOME time for a day at Mt Rainier! If you’re looking to #getoutallwinter, a winter day trip to Mt Rainier is an...