Local Adventure: West Seattle

For the past three years we’ve been talking about getting over to West Seattle to check out Alki Beach and the many foodie spots our friends and work colleagues have recommended to us since we moved to Seattle. That’s a crazy long time, but we just haven’t been able to make it a priority! To …

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Sandcastles and Sea Views in Long Beach, Washington

When my mom mentioned that there was some sort of sandcastle building competition held in Washington each year, I had a couple of reactions. First, I had a hard time believing there was a beach somewhere in the state that offered enough viable sand for this activity. While I love the rugged Pacific Northwest coast, …

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Hikes and History of Long Beach, Washington

There are so many things to learn when you move somewhere new, and among them is the geography. I'm guessing many people have heard of Long Beach. I certainly had. I just assumed that when people here in Washington were referring to it, they meant the one in California. In my defense, a ton of people …

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Hawaii: Oahu’s Waikiki Beach

We had an incredible four days exploring Hawaii's Big Island. We were on the move each day, staying in different towns each night, and experiencing the island's variety-- in landscape, activities, people, sites and more. During the second half of our trip to Hawaii we visited Oahu for three days and took an opposite approach, staying …

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