1 to 2 Days in North Cascades National Park Itinerary

Stunning North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is an underrated gem. With just around 30,000 visitors per year on average, it is the least visited national park in Washington and the fifth-least visited in the entire United States. However, with rugged mountains, alpine lakes, wildflower meadows, and resident goats, its lack of visitors is certainly not for lack of majesty. If you are craving a weekend adventure that’s a tad off the beaten … Read More

Things To Do On Vashon Island: A Day Trip from Seattle

Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island

Vashon Island is one of the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secrets, an idyllic haven nestled in the heart of the Puget Sound, with idyllic landscapes, breath-taking views, and friendly locals. Easily accessible from Tacoma or Seattle, it is the ideal day trip or weekend getaway destination, beloved by native Northwesterners and tourists alike. Despite its small size, there’s no shortage of things to do on Vashon Island. Here are a few … Read More

The Perfect Whidbey Island Day Trip Itinerary

Iconic Bridge at Deception Pass

Whidbey Island is a gem of Puget Sound, a misty, forested haven inhabited by about as many deer as people (plus a wild, solitary elk named Bruiser). The isle, used as a setting of The Ring and Practical Magic, is equal parts charming and mysterious, with a history as varied as its population and recreational offerings. Just a short drive from the Emerald City, a Whidbey Island day trip from Seattle … Read More

The Perfect Seattle to San Juan Islands Day Trip Itinerary

Rocky coastal of Friday Harbor

A San Juan Islands day trip from Seattle is a must for anyone visiting Puget Sound. Nestled in the heart of the Salish Sea between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, BC, the San Juan Islands is a collection of more than 743 isles and rocks, most of which are uninhabited by humans. Of the 20 or so that are, just three, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, … Read More

The Ultimate Seattle to Los Angeles Road Trip Itinerary

Portland, Oregon

The west coast of the United States is one of the most beautiful, dynamic and interesting places to visit in the entire country, and one of the best ways to see the entirety of this area is by planning a Seattle to Los Angeles road trip. Spanning three states and nearly 1,200 miles, there is so much to see when driving from Seattle to LA and it is the perfect … Read More

The Perfect Seattle to Mt Rainier Day Trip Itinerary

Iconic view of Mt Rainier from Reflection Lakes

Seattle has plenty of landmarks, from Pike Place Market to the Space Needle. But the most marvellous and recognizable is Mt. Rainier, the highest peak in the Cascade Range, a glacier-capped monolith towering over the city. Whether you are in the area for a weekend or a few weeks, an Mt. Rainier day trip from Seattle is an absolute must while in Western Washington.  Mt. Rainier National Park is easily … Read More

10 Best Stops on the Seattle to Spokane Drive

Spokane, Washington

Many Washingtonians, yours truly included, have done the Seattle to Spokane drive a dozen times or more. While the Emerald City is undoubtedly the state’s crowning jewel, there is also a variety of things to do between Seattle and Spokane, the state’s second-largest city, making this road trip one that never gets old. Here are some tips for an awesome cross-Washington adventure itinerary. Planning a Seattle to Spokane Road Trip … Read More

Portland or Seattle: Which City to Visit?

Seattle's Iconic Skyline

When it comes to the Northwest’s best cities, there’s no doubt the number one spot goes to Portland or Seattle. Which it is, however, depends on who you ask. While most Northwesterners have (very) strong opinions on the matter, the truth is both metropolises are fantastic and have heaps to offer tourists, from stunning natural landscapes to dynamic culture and bomb eats. Here’s a guide to help you decide on … Read More