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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Happy 10th Birthday, Heather’s Compass!

I can't believe it, but Heather's Compass is officially 10 years old! Thank you to those of you who subscribed or stumbled upon posts and took time to read about some of the amazing places in the world that I have been lucky enough to explore and experience solo and with family and friends. Much …

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Vancouver: VanDusen Botanical Garden and Kitsilano Beach Park

When one of my good friends said she was going to be in Vancouver for a work conference, I requested time off from work and planned a day trip to go see her. Brian was traveling for work so I thought it would be a fun solo road trip! We love Vancouver and have enjoyed …

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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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2018 Travel Recap

This year was full of adventures-- both happy and sad. We had some incredible times traveling with and to see family and friends, we explored more areas by motorcycle than in any year prior, we visited nine states, Brian got to experience his first overnight train ride, and I went on two solo adventures. We …

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Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington

I’m embarrassed to say that despite living in the state of Washington for three years we have not made the hour-long drive south to explore Tacoma. When I saw Fleetwood Mac was going on tour and performing at the Tacoma Dome, I booked us amazing seats relatively near the stage for the concert and roundtrip …

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Weekend Getaway: Discovering Utah

Our good friends moved to West Haven, Utah, several months ago, and we’ve been missing them ever since. Ian and Brian went to college together and reconnected when we moved to Seattle—I fell in love with Ian’s then girlfriend/now wife Nicole, and we had a blast getting to know them and the Pacific Northwest. They …

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Things to Do Near Whitefish, Montana

We had an amazing long weekend in Montana, taking the overnight train to Whitefish from Everett, Washington. There are tons of things to do near Whitefish, including: Exploring Glacier National Park via Going to the Sun road Taking in the scenery along route 2 Hiking and admiring wildlife in Many Glacier Driving to Waterton, Alberta …

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