Southern Olympic Peninsula by Motorcycle

We’ve explored the northern part of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park on a handful of occasions, including a long weekend motorcycle trip to Forks, Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rainforest with a loop to Cape Flattery and a scenic ride along the Strait of Juan de Fuca a couple of years back. Since …

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Motorcycling from Winthrop to Penticton

After a relaxing evening at Sun Mountain Lodge, we set off on the shortest mileage day of our Okanogan Valley motorcycle trip, riding from Winthrop, Washington to Penticton, British Columbia. Because it was a lower mileage day, we were able to stop in several towns along the way to grab something to eat, learn more …

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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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Washington Hikes: Spencer Island

Brian’s birthday fell on a Sunday, two days after I turned in the final paper of my master's degree program, so of course I immediately drummed up all of the fun weekend getaways I keep stored in the back of my brain for just such an occasion, ready to hit the road and celebrate! Unfortunately …

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Motorcycling on Whidbey Island

Our first motorcycle trip of the new year took us to nearby Whidbey Island via the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry. The beauty of taking the bikes on the ferry is that you get to skip the line—both the line to purchase tickets as well as the line to board the ferry. Bikes are typically lined up in …

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Day Trip to the Kitsap Peninsula

Despite living a hop, skip, and jump away from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal, we rarely find ourselves making our way over to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. In our three years living here, we’ve only ventured over a handful of times with activities ranging from taking a long bike trip to the coast, exploring Olympic …

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Bike Trip to Bellingham

Despite having visited Fairhaven multiple times, both on our own as well as with family and friends who have come to visit, we haven’t spent much time exploring Bellingham. Our one experience included popping in a couple of breweries our friends recommended at the conclusion of our journey up Chuckanut Drive, but it had been …

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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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