Exploring Seattle: Alki Beach


When the Pacific Northwest comes to mind, most people don’t often think of beautiful beaches. They think of lush forests and hikes in the mountains. However, Seattle has the perfect mix of nature, urbanity, and beauty. The city is within an hour to dozens of hikes and the city itself has tons of great parks. While some […]

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Tulip Festival

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve most likely heard of the gorgeous tulip fields that bloom in April and May. There are several around the PNW, but my personal favorite is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This festival is the best because there are several different tulip fields to view and they are all […]

California: Palm Trees and Blue Seas

California- The Writer Abroad

California – the place where people chase their dreams (Los Angeles) and the place where dreams come true (Disneyland). Growing up in Washington, I have grown used to grey, overcast skies. I’ve never lived farther than an hour from some large body of water. but the ocean was always full of seaweed and barnacle. The […]

Finding Charm in Venice, Italy


In a survey conducted about travelers opinions on the most romantic city in all of Europe, the surprising answer was not the “City of Love”, Paris. It was actually Venice, Italy; a charming canal town in Northeastern Italy. This absolutely beautiful and captivating city throws you back into another time due to the usage of gondolas […]

Ziplining in Whistler, B.C.


Ziplining in Whistler was something I had to take a leap of faith to do, and I am so glad I did. There are some experiences in life that you never forget because they were so wonderful and exciting. The experiences are often the ones that make you feel terrified in that excited, nervous way […]

My Home: The Pacific Northwest

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Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I have been spoiled by the world’s natural beauty. I have been surrounded by lakes, rivers, oceans, and trees so big that ten people could join hands and still not fit around the whole mass. I have woken up to birds chirping and the rivers rushing. I grew up […]