Places to Stay: Sun Mountain Lodge

When we first moved to Washington, I investigated some of the resorts along the coast and in the Cascade Mountains that my work colleagues kept recommending. They all looked amazing, but I couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money on accommodations. When we travel, we just don’t spend that much time indoors—our hotels are merely …

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Birthday Bike Trip: The Okanogan Valley

For several years we’ve been taking a motorcycle trip as part of my birthday celebration. These trips have taken us around the Olympic Peninsula and throughout Vancouver Island, and this year to a new area of British Columbia that’s long been on my list – the Okanogan Valley! We meant to make this trip over …

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Hawaii’s Big Island: Volcano National Park

We spent our first day on Hawaii's Big Island acclimating, exploring the Kona Coast, touring a coffee plantation, and seeing one of the few green sand beaches in the world. I wasn't sure how anything else could top it, but I quickly learned that the Big Island had a lot more to discover! Our second …

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Hiking in Wallace Falls State Park

We didn't get to ride our motorcycles at all in 2015 due to Ohio weather, our move to the Pacific Northwest and  weather in Washington. Brian spent a ton of time getting them ready for this year-- there's a lot that needs checked and refreshed when they've been sitting for more than 12 months-- but his …

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Hocking Hills Bike Trip

I can't believe another week has gone by. It's nice having the occasional holiday weekend, resulting in a shorter week following the celebration, which must be why it's already Sunday. I had a somewhat exciting Memorial Day weekend, from local fairs to headlining concerts to birthday and holiday picnics, wrapping up with a new trip …

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