A Weekend in Asheville, North Carolina

It's bittersweet having friends and family across the country - I miss being able to see them whenever I want, but I love the excuse to plan a trip to visit, especially to places I've never been! Shortly after we moved to Washington our good friends moved to North Carolina. They knew they wanted to …

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Adventures in Maui: Things to Do Around Kihei

We stayed at an amazing AirBnB in Kihei for two nights during our recent long weekend on Maui. Kihei ended up being the perfect jumping off point for our early morning drive into Haleakalā National Park for sunrise on the summit and for our afternoon adventure in Lahaina. Because we had a pretty busy itinerary, …

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An Afternoon on Coronado Island

It's become a bit of a joke in our family that no vacation is complete without Brian squeezing in a boat ride! He got his wish once again during our anniversary adventure in San Diego as we caught the roundtrip Coronado ferry for an afternoon on the island. The ferry was traveling back and forth …

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Things to Do In and Around Denali National Park

We spent Labor Day weekend driving from Fairbanks to Denali National Park and then onto Anchorage before flying back to Seattle. Although this added some expense - one-way rental cars are not cheap! - I'm glad we did it this way so we had the opportunity to experience both cities and the very different experiences …

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Summer Afternoon in Sisters and Bend, Oregon

After our late morning hikes around Smith Rock State Park, we were ready for lunch - and Brian had researched the perfect spot in Sisters, Oregon! Sisters, Oregon A short and speedy ride from the park, we arrived in Sisters to find an extremely popular downtown strip. We quickly turned off the main drag and …

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