Washington Hikes: Ebey’s Landing

A few years back we visited Fort Ebey with my parents as part of a day-long adventure on Whidbey Island. As we were exploring the area around the fort, we ended up walking along a trail that offered spectacular views over the Sound and Olympic mountain range. Ever since we’ve been saying that we should …

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Washington Tulip Festival and Fields

Among the many things I didn’t know about Washington until we moved here: Skagit County is home to a significant array of tulip and daffodil fields! The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a major spring event each year that draws thousands of people from across the country to see the amazing fields in bloom …

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How to Spend a Morning on the Kitsap Peninsula

In anticipation of our bike trip to Vancouver Island, British Columbia for my birthday, we really wanted to get the bikes out and make sure everything was in working order. There are so many great motorcycle rides in the Pacific Northwest that we had no trouble pulling out a list of routes that would allow …

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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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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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Overnight in Forks, Washington

Despite knowing we were going on this trip for some time, I was still booking things relatively last minute for our recent motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula. I should have known better-- we were planning to go for my birthday, which is around 4th of July weekend, and things are always busy, no matter where …

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The Beaches at La Push

Each day of our recent motorcycle trip around the Olympia Peninsula included something new--something we had never seen or done before. After arriving by ferry in Kingston and riding a ways, we made a quick stop for gas and brunch in Port Angeles. We popped in Cock-a-Doodle Doughnuts to snag a snack from among the last remaining …

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Motorcycle Ride Around the Olympic Peninsula

For months I've been slowly putting together the pieces for the longest and farthest trip I've done on my motorcycle-- the northern loop of the Olympic Peninsula! I always plan a long weekend adventure over the fourth of July so I can make my birthday celebration last a little bit longer. More like a birthweek …

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