In light of COVID health/safety precautions, we know that even local travel is a divisive topic right now. Recently we’ve dipped our toe in some nearby explorations, trying to discover if there are ways to travel responsibly and respectfully this fall.
Vashon Island is admittedly a quirky place, yet there are several reasons we keep going back for more. First of all, it’s so conveniently close, meaning Vashon is the perfect destination for a partial day getaway or an easy overnight.
Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.
There are few better things than getting to step beyond one’s day-to-day routine, encouraging a fresh view on life (and one’s own city).
One of the best parts of living in Seattle—in addition to the spectacular summers here—is our proximity to amazing weekend adventures.
Seattle is a spectacular city to live in, but let’s face it: it’s lovely to take a little break every once in a while to recharge and rejuvenate too.
National Parks are one of America’s most unique treasures—sprawling protected lands that encourage adventure and exploring nature for everyone. Welcome to Joshua Tree, an area of desert wilderness named after the native yucca brevifolia in southeastern California. Winter does bring cooler temperatures, but there’s still quite a bit of sunshine.
Three weekends left to enjoy river floating in Leavenworth.
I’m sure I’ll look back on this in February and want to kick myself, but I am over the relentless summer heat and blue skies. The nonstop sun has me seeking shade and avoiding going out. Feeling like a summer scrooge, I knew I needed to find an outdoor activity that involved access to water, which is why I jumped on the opportunity to join Sound Excursions for one of their Leavenworth river tubing getaways.
Victoria is one of our favorite summertime destinations. It’s only a three hour ferry ride from Seattle, but the European architectural influence and the relaxed atmosphere makes it feels a world away. Here are the top spots we’d recommend for a weekend trip to Victoria.