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Seattle Travel Itineraries, Tips, and Guides

As I spent 2020 grounded in my home in Seattle, I began to write more and more about the adventures I’d taken in my home city and the neighborhoods, parks, fountains, and destinations I love. Below, you’ll find all of my Seattle related articles listed with thumbnails and short descriptions. Via this listing you can …

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A Solo Travel Guide to Seattle: Traveling to Seattle Alone

My first trip to Seattle was a solo trip, and six months later I moved to the Pike Place Neighborhood where I spent the next four years exploring Seattle as a single. In this article, I share all my best tips as a Seattle local for seeing the best of Seattle as a solo traveler. …

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Seattle Day Trip: Dinosaur Building & Desert Hiking in Granger, WA

When I moved to Seattle in 2015, I made the move by driving across the country from my home (then into an Airbnb) in Missouri. It was a 2,000-mile solo road trip, and in many ways, it was the solo trip that eventually helped build the confidence to take on more remote destinations like Patagonian …

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Seattle Summer Fun Day Itinerary for SeaFair Powwow & Discovery Park Art 

(I call this Seattle day trip  Itinerary “extroverting followed by introverting”!) Annually, on the third weekend in July, local Native American nations come together at the cultural center near Discovery Park in Seattle for a multi-day powwow. At this particular event, outsiders are welcome for a small entrance fee. It’s an opportunity to experience the culture and history …

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Seattle Day Trip – The Sandy Shores of Jetty Island

I first heard about Jetty Island from a friend who grew up visiting this sandy Puget Sound oasis while growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Intrigued by this promise of a soft sandy beach with shallow, warm waters – a contrast from typical Puget Sound beaches of the Seattle area- I immediately wanted to go. …

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River Float Essentials + 3 Top Spots for River Floating near Seattle

Despite seemingly endless waterways in the Pacific Northwest, river floating rarely gets its just respect among the outdoor-activity loving population of Seattle. Popular in the midwest and particularly in Texas, river floating is a fun, lazy way to enjoy open water on a summer day. Even though Washington has a long list of amazing outdoor …

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8 Ways to Celebrate Christmas on Bainbridge Island: Seattle Holiday Roadtrip

Bainbridge Island is a popular destination year round for Seattle tourists and locals alike- but visiting Bainbridge Island at Christmas is a unique treat that comes around only once a year. Read on to learn more about what to do, where to go, and how to eat your way towards the best parts of Christmastime …

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Pike Place Market: Ultimate Insider’s Guide

Pike Place Market is on the bucket list of virtually every tourist visiting Seattle or the Pacific Northwest, and for good reasons: Pike Place Market is magical.  I’ve been to open markets all around the world, including many South American public markets much larger than Pike Place Market, but let me tell you: Pike Place …

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The PNW Hiking Trail where Gnomes Roam – Seattle Day Trips

If you’re seeking a quirky half-day adventure near Seattle, look no further than the gnome trail in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains about an hour east of downtown Seattle. The gnome trail is a collective art project, collaboratively in a state of constant creation and change thanks to visitors who participate in this hiking …

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