Great Outdoors

Trinity Gardens Lavender Farm

Trinity Gardens Lavender Farm

Did you know there’s a beautiful lavender farm in Quincy, WA? If your answer is no, then my response is I didn’t either. This is one of the reasons I love social media. I follow Burch Mountain BBQ on instagram, and they posted about Flower Fest, happening […]

Weekend Getaway: Iron Springs Resort, Copalis Beach, WA

Weekend Getaway: Iron Springs Resort, Copalis Beach, WA

In 2017 at the end of June we took a long weekend and headed to the Washington coast for our babymoon (and also our 5th wedding anniversary). I’m so excited to share about this place here because we had such a great time! We stayed […]

Leavenworth Reindeer Farm

Leavenworth Reindeer Farm

Happy holiday season, PNW friends! If you’re familiar at all with Leavenworth in central Washington, you know that it’s a Bavarian village that turns into a full blown Christmas town during the holidays. It’s nothing short of magical. Just outside of town, there’s the Leavenworth […]

Dry Falls

Dry Falls

When I think of adventuring in Washington I often think of the mountains, or Puget Sound. I rarely think of Eastern Washington and the more desert-type landscape. One day, we felt like taking a day and driving east to cover some new ground. Originally I […]

Camping at Alta Lake

Camping at Alta Lake

Camping is a PNW staple. I love camping near a body of water. The ocean, a lake, a river, a stream – I’ll take them all. I also like camping near a bathroom, I’m not going to lie. When we took our dogs camping a […]

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

What a gem. Multnomah Falls in Oregon is probably my favorite waterfall I’ve ever seen. (And keep in mind, I’ve been to Hawaii twice.) It is so unbelievably stunning, very accessible, and definitely worth the crowds. I’ve been a couple times, and would gladly go again. […]

Arlberg Sports: Renting Bikes

Arlberg Sports: Renting Bikes

A couple weekends ago I got to cross “rent bikes” of my local to-do list. I used to ride bikes all the time when I was a little girl, but I haven’t been back on one for years and years. M and I have a friend who […]

Thunder Knob Trail at Diablo Lake

Thunder Knob Trail at Diablo Lake

Lake Diablo has been on my must-see list for a long time. Located right off of the North Cascades Highway, I knew if I wanted to see it this year, I would have to act fast. Snow’s coming, and eventually the unbelievably scenic highway will […]

Apple Picking in the Wenatchee Valley

Apple Picking in the Wenatchee Valley

Where: Stutzman Ranch, Wenatchee, WA When: September 2016 What: Apple-Picking! How Much: $5 minimum per person It’s September which means it’s apple season! The Wenatchee Valley is commonly referred to as the apple capital of the world. Is there really a better place you could go […]

Day Hike: Eightmile Lake

Day Hike: Eightmile Lake

Hike Stats: Where: Central Cascades, near Leavenworth, WA When I hiked it: August 2013 Length: 6.6 miles roundtrip Cost: You will need a Northwest Forest Pass, which is just $5 for the day. They can be bought here. Hike Highlights: I tend to prefer hikes in […]