Washington

The Ultimate 5 to 7 Days in Washington State Itinerary

Trail in Olympic National Park

If you have 5 to 7 days in Washington State, you’ll be hard-pressed to fit in everything the state has to offer its visitors. Seattle is an eclectic mix of old and new while being surrounded by national parks, Alpine mountains, and lush forests. Our Washington State itinerary features the highlights as well as some lesser-known destinations to guide you off the beaten path.  In this article, we’ll cover how … Read More

The Essential Guide to Visiting Washington in Winter

Reflection Lake in Mount Rainier

Washington in winter is a mashup of outdoor adventures and cozy getaways. The state sees dramatically different weather patterns on the western and eastern halves, with the towering snowy Cascade Mountains in between. Lovers of winter sports may flock to a mountain resort lodge while those looking for a comfortable cabin getaway can head for the coast. No matter where you venture in the state during winter, you’ll enjoy a … Read More

11 Things To Do On Vashon Island: A Day Trip from Seattle

Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island

Vashon Island is one of the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept secrets, an idyllic haven nestled in the heart of Puget Sound, with idyllic landscapes, breathtaking views, and friendly locals. Easily accessible from Tacoma or Seattle, it is the ideal day trip or weekend getaway destination, beloved by native Northwesterners and tourists alike. Despite its small size, there’s no shortage of things to do on Vashon Island. Getting to Vashon Island from … Read More

The Perfect Whidbey Island Day Trip Itinerary from Seattle

Iconic Bridge at Deception Pass

Whidbey Island is a gem of Puget Sound, a misty, forested haven inhabited by about as many deer as people (plus a wild, solitary elk named Bruiser). The isle, used as a setting of The Ring and Practical Magic, is equal parts charming and mysterious, with a history as varied as its population and recreational offerings. Just a short drive from the Emerald City, a Whidbey Island day trip from Seattle … Read More

The Perfect Seattle to San Juan Islands Day Trip Itinerary

Rocky coastal of Friday Harbor

A San Juan Islands day trip from Seattle is a must for anyone visiting Puget Sound. Nestled in the heart of the Salish Sea between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, BC, the San Juan Islands is a collection of more than 743 isles and rocks, most of which are uninhabited by humans. Of the 20 or so that are, just three, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, … Read More

The Perfect 2, 3 or 4 Days in Seattle Itinerary

Seattle Skyline

As one of the premier destinations in the Pacific Northwest, planning a 2, 3 or 4 days in Seattle itinerary is often a necesitity if you’re planning a trip to this region. Located along the Puget Sound overlooking Elliott Bay with Mount Rainier towering in the distance, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time. Whether you’re looking for a short trip to see the highlights of the city … Read More

20 Best Stops on a San Francisco to Seattle Road Trip

Toketee Falls: Stop on the San Francisco to Seattle Drive

While the drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is arguably the most famous road trip to take along the Pacific coast of the United States, many visitors the western USA are looking to venture further into the Pacific Northwest and are keen to continue their journey north all the way to the state of Washington’s largest city. But what are the best stops on a San Francisco to Seattle … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Olympic National Park Itinerary

Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park

Olympic NP is a magical wonderland nestled within the Olympic Peninsula cradled by the Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. And planning the perfect 2 to 3 days in Olympic National Park itinerary is a priority for many who visit Washington state. Within its borders, you’ll find some of the most well-preserved undeveloped swaths of forest and coastal land in the United States, as well as miles upon miles of … Read More