Pacific Northwest & Beyond
A PNW and Travel Blog
New Featured Posts:
A guide to Summer festivals and events in the Puget Sound area including 4th of July celebrations and fireworks, major festivals, cultural festivals, Seafair events, and more.read more
Visiting the whimsical Ghibli Museum is a must-do in Tokyo if you’re a fan of the animation of Hayao Miyazaki. But getting tickets can be a bit challenging and confusing for foreign visitors. Here’s what you need to know about the museum, including getting tickets and getting there.read more
Why York? York is an interesting walled medieval city. It’s cathedral is magnificent and has whimsical stone heads that inspired an early chapter in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It’s old medieval street, The Shambles, was said to have inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, and it has lots of snickelways — alleys between buildings that you can use to navigate around the city. What’s not to love? This is a guide to places see and things to do in York and a list of related resources (including fiction set in York).read more
Obstruction Island just off the southeast part of Orcas Island is a good place for beginner-intermediate kayakers to paddle without being carried away by currents. Here’s more about this satisfying island circumnavigation paddle.
A guide to Summer festivals and events in the Puget Sound area including 4th of July celebrations and fireworks, major festivals, cultural festivals, Seafair events, and more.
Brunch or high tea is a GREAT way to celebrate Mother’s Day. But if Mom is more of a fitness buff, or would rather do wine and cheese vs. tea there are plenty of other things to do for Mother’s Day in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area.
To Cascadia And Beyond…
Pacific Northwest and Beyond, as the name implies, is both a Pacific Northwest blog and a travel blog about places beyond the PNW as well.
I love to travel, but am rooted here in the PNW. I find that, while I love going abroad, exploring the world also makes me appreciate the beauty of my home area.
This site features posts about the Pacific Northwest (eventually including hikes, lodging, food, events), Travel (eventually including destinations, stories, travel tips). and has a small, but growing calendar of PNW events, (from time to time featuring my picks…which, I’ll warn you sometimes tend toward the geeky or weird). I’m also starting to add some recipes which I justify putting on this site by stating that they are travel-inspired.
For me, foreign language learning, and photography also relate to travel…so I may also post some resources on foreign language learning or photography as I strive to become better at both.
I currently strive to add a post weekly, my intention is to rotate posts between categories.