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Three Washington State Spots to Soothe Your Hobbit Soul

Pining for the Shire? Here are a few places to visit to quell your hobbity cravings in Washington State without visiting Middle Earth (or at least New Zealand).

The Search for Taiyaki in Seattle

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.

Famous Seattle Graves (and Where to Find Them)

If celebrity burials are your thing, the number of Seattle's famous dead denizens does come close to rivaling many larger, and older, cities. But we do have a few here, and they're worth visiting if you like cemeteries. Here's more about where to find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Chief Sealth (Seattle), along with a listing of a few others with a more local claim to fame.

In the Trees: Your PNW Treehouse Bucket List

We visited the Nelson Treehouse Company’s B&B Treehouse point, along with a couple of other in-the-tree locations (the Forest House, Free Spirit Spheres, and -- at least in spirit -- the treehouse at Doe Bay) in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a lowdown on getting high (up in the trees at least) along with a listing of other treehouses in the PNW you can rent.

A Visit to Underground Hygge: The Hobbit House by...

In Orondo, Washington, near the Columbia River Gorge, there exists a charming hobbit house built into the hillside. We finally got to stay there for a few nights! Here's a review with a brief video, and some things to know before you go there.

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TWO “Immersive” Van Gogh Experiences are Coming to Puget Sound in 2021?

We have not one but TWO immersive Van Gogh exhibits coming to the Puget Sound area in Winter 2021. Which should you see?

Visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

After cancellation in 2020, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is back for 2021. Here's more information and when to see the tulips.

Foulweather Bluff

Foulweather Bluff is a protected nature refuge in Hansville, WA. It offers a short family-friendly hike to the beach and great birdwatching!

Celebrate Spring! Pacific Northwest Spring Festivals and Events.

We've updated our post with a list of Puget Sound-area Spring Festivals for 2021 and we'll be adding more as Spring springs forth. Of course, many have gone virtual this year but I'm glad they've found a way to continue!

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the Puget Sound Area. 2021-style.

While you might want to stay home and drink green beer with the spouse this St. Patrick's Day, there are some events -- virtual events, running races, and the like -- that are taking place in 2021. Here's our small but expanding list.

Seattle and Puget Sound Area Online and Virtual Events

This is a list of upcoming virtual events from our events calendar which gets automatically updated as we add new events.
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