Pacific Northwest and Beyond

PNW, Travel, Outdoors, and More

Welcome to Pacific Northwest and Beyond! We’re a travel and PNW blog focused on places and things to do around the beautiful PNW as well as destinations abroad as well as a crunchy, granola-like mixture of routes, outdoor activities, and a local events calendar.

COVID-19 has currently slowed some of our momentum, but our goal is to, again, hit the trail this summer and start working on posts about local routes as well as, adding some as-yet-unwritten travel posts in the hopes that we can travel abroad again (though if we need to focus on the PNW there’s plenty to do in this beautiful place.)


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Near-City Escapes: Romantic Waterfront Retreats Near Seattle

If you’re a city dweller who needs a brief escape but doesn’t have the time for an extended getaway, it’s possible to find little waterfront hideaways near Seattle that can allow you to get away from it all without getting too far away from it all. We stayed at this small cabin on Meydenbauer Bay in Medina (graciously loaned to us for an overnight). Read on about this cabin as well as some other near-city hideaways to add to my escape list from cabins to Seattle houseboats that you can rent.

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What is the Status of Summer Events in Seattle and The Puget Sound Area in 2020?

We've struggled to keep up with event changes on our calendar, but just went through and cleaned it up for Summer events through the Autumn Equinox. Here are Summer events that we normally list on our calendar that have been cancelled and postponed until 2021, turned into virtual events, or which are still planning on proceeding. Followed by a list of some suggestions of things you CAN do this Summer.



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