Washington Hikes: Big Four Ice Caves

We started our new year with a hike to the Big Four Ice Caves near Granite Falls, Washington. We learned about the ice caves shortly after we moved to the Pacific Northwest, but unfortunately because a woman died there when tons of snow and ice collapsed at the mouth of the cave. My public service …

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2018 Travel Recap

This year was full of adventures-- both happy and sad. We had some incredible times traveling with and to see family and friends, we explored more areas by motorcycle than in any year prior, we visited nine states, Brian got to experience his first overnight train ride, and I went on two solo adventures. We …

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Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

I’m embarrassed to say that despite living in the state of Washington for three years we have not made the hour-long drive south to explore Tacoma. When I saw Fleetwood Mac was going on tour and performing at the Tacoma Dome, I booked us amazing seats relatively near the stage for the concert and roundtrip …

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Day Trip to the Kitsap Peninsula

Despite living a hop, skip, and jump away from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal, we rarely find ourselves making our way over to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. In our three years living here, we’ve only ventured over a handful of times with activities ranging from taking a long bike trip to the coast, exploring Olympic …

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Bike Trip to Bellingham

Despite having visited Fairhaven multiple times, both on our own as well as with family and friends who have come to visit, we haven’t spent much time exploring Bellingham. Our one experience included popping in a couple of breweries our friends recommended at the conclusion of our journey up Chuckanut Drive, but it had been …

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Roadtrip to the Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam has been on our to do list since we moved to Washington. It became of even greater interest to me when my employer was acquired by Kaiser Permanente and I learned more about one of KP's co-founders--the industrialist Henry J. Kaiser--who built the Grand Coulee Dam (and the Hoover Dam, and …

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Washington Hikes: Ebey’s Landing

A few years back we visited Fort Ebey with my parents as part of a day-long adventure on Whidbey Island. As we were exploring the area around the fort, we ended up walking along a trail that offered spectacular views over the Sound and Olympic mountain range. Ever since we’ve been saying that we should …

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