Girls’ Trip to the Florida Keys

Note: This trip occurred in February, pre-COVID-19. While we were in Ohio seeing family and friends at Christmas, one of my friends mentioned taking a girls' trip to the Florida Keys for her 40th birthday. Our other girlfriend was going to be six months cancer free at about the same time, so it seemed like …

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Muir Woods and the California Coast

We met my in-laws in San Francisco for Memorial Day weekend and decided to split our time between sightseeing downtown and driving along the California coast. We ended up spending two days along the coast, making our way north to Novato for the night via Muir Beach and Muir Overlook and then retracing some of …

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A Morning in Port Townsend

Due to Brian’s crazy travel schedule, we ended up piecing together several experiences throughout the month of September to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary. One of those getaways took place the weekend following our anniversary, which we spent exploring Port Townsend and the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. Although billed as a weekend getaway, …

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Mukilteo Lighthouse Park

One of our favorite local spots for lunch or dinner on the water is Mukilteo Lighthouse Park where you can eat decent seafood at Ivar's Mukilteo Landing by the ferry dock. When the weather's nice, you can watch people crabbing and fishing on the docks while enjoying your meal on the patio or grab some fish …

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Victoria, BC: Forest Fires and PRIDE

I was sad our long weekend in Victoria, BC, had to come to an end, but I was thrilled at the random, unanticipated occurrences our last day that made it incredibly memorable! We decided to go for one last walk along the ocean before checking out of our inn so we walked through the James …

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