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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 Urban Exploring: A Day in Downtown & Georgetown

This fun day in Seattle exploring downtown Georgetown is a great way to explore Seattle beyond the typical tourist destinations. When I initially moved to Seattle,  typical tourist things were a fun way to spend my weekends. With new friends or sometimes by myself, I visited Pike Place market, the space needle, Bainbridge Island, and …

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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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Seattle Day Trip Itinerary: Hood Canal Hiking, Oyster Harvest, & Evening Glampfire

The foggy and majestic beaches of the Hood Canal were my very first introduction to the Pacific Northwest. I met this unique stretch of the Puget Sound before I ever even visited Seattle for the first time! A retreat center perched on the cliffs above the canal, near Union, Washington was my first glimpse of …

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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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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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Seattle in the Rain: How To Enjoy Rainy Days as a Tourist Visiting Seattle

  If you are planning a trip to Seattle, you might find your plans interrupted by unexpected rainfall- but don’t worry, Seattle knows just how to make the most of rainy days and in this post we’ll review some of the best ways to ENJOY what rain brings to the city. It’s important to remember …

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Free Family Fun: The Space Needle’s Kid-Friendly Seattle Splash Pad

While tickets to go up in the recently renovated Space Needle continue to rise, this out-of-the-way splash-pad art installment remains a cool reprieve with iconic views.  Recently, a newly updated Space Needle was unveiled to visitors- visitors willing to pay $30 per person for access, at least. If you are planning a visit to Seattle, …

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