Top 16 Best Things to Do in Kirkland, Washington

Things to Do in Kirkland Washington

The city of Kirkland has a prime location right on the shores of Lake Washington. As a Seattle suburb, it’s super easy to reach from the cities of Seattle (12 miles) and Bellevue (5 miles). Kirkland is known for its many waterfront parks and trendy restaurants. We visit Kirkland all the time, especially to enjoy … Read more

22 Spectacular Things to See When Visiting Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

Third Beach Strawberry Bay Falls

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington State has it all: rugged coastline, alpine meadows, moody rainforests, pristine lakes, and mountain vistas. It’s also home to Olympic National Park, one of the most popular parks in the nation. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about visiting the Olympic Peninsula so you can plan … Read more

11 Best Things to Do in Port Angeles, Washington

Marymere Falls Port Angeles

Port Angeles is located on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It’s a gateway city to the nearby Olympic National Park. With plenty of water views and access to tons of trails, it’s an ideal place to stay when visiting the national park. In this post, we will share our list … Read more

Visiting Hurricane Ridge in Washington (Full Guide)

Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge is one of the best places to visit in Olympic National Park. Located high in the Olympic Mountains, views from the ridge extend all the way to Canada on a clear day. Hurricane Ridge was named for the intense winds that can travel through the area. If you want to see snowcapped mountains, … Read more

Ruby Beach: One of Washington’s Best Beaches (Full Guide)

Ruby Beach

If you haven’t visited Ruby Beach yet, add it to your list. This stunning beach has everything we love about the rugged Washington Coast: impressive sea stacks, vibrant tide pools, and tons of driftwood. The beach is named Ruby Beach for the reddish color of the sand. In this post, we’ll share all of the … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Kalaloch Beach

Kalaloch Beach Campground

Kalaloch Beach is located on the western coast of Washington’s peninsula along the Pacific Ocean. Because the beach faces west, it’s the perfect place to watch a dramatic sunset. The beach itself has fine sand and lots of driftwood. Kalaloch Beach is also close to other famous Washington must-see places, like the Hoh Rain Forest, … Read more

What to See at the Hoh Rain Forest (Full Guide!)

Hoh Rain Forest, Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park

The Hoh Rain Forest, located in Washington State, receives an astonishing 140 inches of rainfall each year! (It’s not called a rainforest for nothing!) In comparison, Seattle receives about 38 inches of annual rainfall. The Hoh Rain Forest is known for its lush, green landscape. The trees are cloaked in mosses, the ground is covered … Read more

11 Things Included in Our Stay at the Posthotel in Leavenworth (Full Guide!)

beautiful lunch

If you have been following our blog, you know that we recently stayed at the Posthotel in Leavenworth to celebrate our 5-year wedding anniversary. (You can read more about it here if you haven’t seen our post!) After living near Seattle my whole life, I can say that the Posthotel is easily the most romantic … Read more

Washington’s Best Romantic Getaway: A Weekend at the Posthotel in Leavenworth (Full Review!)

Posthotel in Leavenworth

The Posthotel in Leavenworth is undoubtedly one of the best romantic getaways in Washington State. We would even argue it’s one of the best hotels in the world. We’ve traveled to 6 continents and the Posthotel easily ranks as one of our favorite hotels of all time! The Posthotel is located in Leavenworth, Washington. If … Read more

What to See at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival (2023 Update!)

bright pink tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Fesitval

Did you know that Washington State has the largest number of tulip fields in North America? The tulips in Washington rival those of Holland’s famous fields! Skagit Valley has hundreds of acres filled with dozens of unique tulip varieties. Every year, over one million visitors from across the world travel to see the tulips in … Read more