Olympic National Park vs Mt. Rainier: Which to Visit?

Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Washington State is filled to the brim with stunning natural sites to explore. Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park are two of the three national parks located in the state (the third being North Cascades National Park). They are also the two most popular destinations for those seeking to get outdoors. Both parks offer visitors one-of-a-kind experiences with no shortage of places to explore.  When choosing whether to … Read More

12 Best Stops on the Seattle to Vancouver Drive

Vancouver, Canada

Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, B.C., are two of the region’s most diverse metropolitan cities. Separated by an international border but just a short distance apart, each features ample opportunities for all types of travelers, from art aficionados and foodies to history and culture buffs, backpackers, nature lovers, Sasquatch chasers, and everyone in between. If you’re planning a Seattle to Vancouver drive, use this itinerary to ensure an unforgettable adventure.   Planning … Read More

1 to 2 Days in North Cascades National Park Itinerary

Stunning North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is an underrated gem. With just around 30,000 visitors per year on average, it is the least visited national park in Washington and the fifth-least visited in the entire United States. However, with rugged mountains, alpine lakes, wildflower meadows, and resident goats, its lack of visitors is certainly not for lack of majesty. If you are craving a weekend adventure that’s a tad off the beaten … Read More

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 the Puget Sound, with idyllic landscapes, breath-taking 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. Here are a few … Read More

The Perfect Whidbey Island Day Trip Itinerary

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

20 Best Stops on the San Francisco to Seattle Drive

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 the San Francisco to 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 Ultimate Seattle to Los Angeles Road Trip Itinerary

Portland, Oregon

The west coast of the United States is one of the most beautiful, dynamic and interesting places to visit in the entire country, and one of the best ways to see the entirety of this area is by planning a Seattle to Los Angeles road trip. Spanning three states and nearly 1,200 miles, there is so much to see when driving from Seattle to LA and it is the perfect … Read More