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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Wine and Cider Tastings in Port Townsend  

During our anniversary weekend away in Port Townsend, we had lovely fall weather perfectly suited for an afternoon drive through the region’s wine and cider trail. I didn’t realize there were so many cider manufacturers on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, but there were many more than we could visit on our trip! …

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Breweries and Bands in Port Townsend

There are so many things we enjoy doing during our travels—from trying new foods to exploring the outdoors to learning local history and more. One way we love to experience a place is by finding the local music scene. Whether it’s in our own back yard or in another country, stumbling upon live music and …

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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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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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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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