A Pacific Northwest and Travel Blog
My intention is to balance travel posts with posts about the Pacific Northwest — but that can cover a broad range of topics. Some topics that you will eventually find here:
- Travel destinations, both abroad and in the Pacific Northwest
- Information about Pacific Northwest events: Both via listings in the event calendar and posts about events I’ve attended.
- Travel tips
- Travel stories
- I like gear and tech — I’m planning on doing some reviews of both outdoor gear I’ve tried and travel apps I’ve found helpful (and some I didn’t).
- A Seattle Vintage section with memories of days gone by.
- Recipes that are (at least loosely) travel-inspired
- Photography posts: gear, tips, and books.
I also offer some small-business web design services. Primarily brochure-type websites for businesses who need an online presence (not behemoth sites like this one seems to me to be sometimes…but it’s my pet project).
It’s my plan to continue to grow this site, with the goal of adding at least one new post a week, varying between types of content.
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Boldly Going…SomewhereI used to drive a boxy blue electric car I lovingly called “The Tardis,” and had a license plate reading “Boldly Going Nowhere” due to the boundaries set by driving such a car.
The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place to live — water, trees, mountains, a good climate (despite the wintertime drizzle) and there’s plenty to do, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities. But, let’s face it, it’s fun to go adventuring beyond the bounds of home. And if it can’t be the known universe, there’s a lot to explore on this planet — whether it be the Olympic Peninsula or temples in Japan.
Your photo could be here !
B ut then, I’d have to replace this adorable dog wearing a unicorn hoodie!
But, really! Do you love the PNW, or traveling, or photography, and want to write a post somehow related to the content on this blog?
If you are interested in writing something for Pacific Northwest and Beyond, I am interested in listening — if it relates to the primary themes of this blog — the Pacific Northwest, travel, travel-inspired recipes, photography, etc.
Here are the latest freshly blogged posts (from all categories, including off-topic):
I learned about the Japanese fish-shaped waffles from my daughter who loves Japanese sweets. But when our go-to Seattle taiyaki place disappeared, a search ensued to find out where to get the best taiyaki in Seattle.read more
My husband and I were arguing about the merits of one trekking pole vs. two. So what is the right answer? I did my own subjective research. Here are some of the reasons to use poles at all and the advantages of using one or two poles.read more
I’ve seen posts with tips for solo travel after 40. But do we middle aged women really need special solo travel tips? The usual ones will suffice!read more
When you think of the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Sagano Bamboo Forest. But there’s so much more to do in this beautiful area of Kyoto. Plan to spend at least a day here — here are some of the many things to do to make the most of your day in the area.read more
Guillemot Cove Nature Preserve is one of my favorite Kitsap County day hikes, and great for kids (at least kids who will tolerate the uphill trek back from the beach). While you’re there, visit the Stump House which (legend has it) was a hideout for an outlaw in the 1800s and would have been my clubhouse as a kid if it had been in my neighborhood.read more
Getting good photos of fireworks isn’t difficult. Last 4th of July I experimented with my camera to get some decent firework shots. Experiment and find out what works for your camera. Here are some super-simple (at least I think they are) tips to get started.read more