Hawaii’s Big Island: Sunset on Mauna Kea

After an incredible four days on Hawaii's Big Island, exploring the Kona Coast, the green sand beaches and southern most point of the U.S., Volcano National Park, Hilo and the eastern shore, and the island's northern cattle country, I took a moment to appreciate how much we had experienced in such a short time. Seeing first-hand …

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Hawaii’s Big Island: Green Sand Beaches and the Southern Point of the U.S.

After an incredible morning exploring the Kona Coast, we continued our drive south toward Volcano Village, where we were planning to spend our second night on the Big Island. It was incredible how much the scenery and geography changed as we continued south and into the areas more recently shaped by volcanic activity. The lush, …

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Driving Through the North Cascades Pass

After our awesome motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula for my birthday, I wanted to get back on the road for another long weekend trip on the bikes. Brian spent some time making sure they were still in good order, and I researched and booked a Labor Day weekend getaway to Winthrop via the North Cascades …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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Ports of Call: Port Angeles and Port Townsend

I couldn't believe how quickly our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula flew by! From exploring La Push and its beaches to hiking Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest to discovering Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway, we experienced so many incredible, new places and made incredible memories. By our last day, however, if …

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Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway

After two incredible days in Forks, visiting the beaches in La Push and exploring Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest, we climbed back on the motorcycles and headed north west-- in fact, we headed to the northwestern most point of the continental U.S., Cape Flattery! It was misty when we set out and unfortunately …

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A Day at Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest

We spent two nights in Forks at the beginning of our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula so we would have plenty of time to explore La Push and its beaches as well as Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest. It was great staying in the same place a couple of nights so we could off load a …

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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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State Parks on Whidbey Island

We had beautiful weather during my parents' visit and spent most of our time outdoors. On Saturday we got an early start and enjoyed what was left of the Skagit Valley tulip festival before exploring some of the other towns throughout Skagit County. There were lots of people with similar plans and we had had enough …

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