Calendar of some local art and craft fairs in the PNW, particularly in the Puget Sound area.
The Olympic Discovery Trail is a trail running through the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. This is the first of several posts exploring different sections of the trail, mostly from a cycling perspective.
We love Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor theater performances! Pack a picnic and a blanket and sit in the sun (or in some cases under the stars). While many performances have been canceled for 2021, some are resuming. Here are the ones of which we are currently aware.
We have not one but TWO immersive Van Gogh exhibits coming to the Puget Sound area in Winter 2021. Which should you see?
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!
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.
This is a list of upcoming virtual events from our events calendar which gets automatically updated as we add new events.
An photographer took an overhead drone photo of the Black Lives Matter mural in Seattle’s CHAZ. I thought it was worth a post.
I cycled this route years ago, and intended to write about it at that time.
A few things may have changed since then, but it remains a good cycling route with a good stop at Remlinger Farms at the mid-point (when they reopen),
This route is also my first go-round with adding route sharing capacity. If you have a route you’d like to share with readers, you can do it!
This “Seattle Vintage” post is husband’s recollection of a funny short film from the 1970s which followed archaeologists excavating the remains of the ancient city of Seattle after an eruption of Mount Rainier.
This is mixed in with my own memories of the now-long-gone Seattle Center Fun Forest.
Seattle is home to some great mountain biking and some of the best beginner mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest. This is a sponsored post from evo — a Seattle based retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment…mountainbikes and more!
When you’re stuck at home and can’t get into Seattle what do you do? Read about it! Here are some great (or possibly great) fiction books that are going to fill my reading list during stay-at-home order time — and likely after that!
A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat Great Pie in Western Washington this Pi Day (or Any Day) 5 (1)
This post was written before the COVID-19 outbreak, but I decided to let it run for Pi day as scheduled. In Seattle, we’re eating our Pie on Pi Day at home in Seattle — but when things pick back up these are some great places to go. Put them on your calendar for PIE day, which is January 23.
Whether it’s Pi Day (in March) or Pie Day (in January) you’re likely to see a lot of posts about pie. But any day is a good day for Pie.
So we’re weighing in on our favorite go-to pie spots in Seattle and western Washington State.
I had the chance to go to a media preview of this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. The gardens, as always were fabulous, there looks to be a promising lineup of speakers, but the real stars of the show were the “Fleurs de Villes.”
Sometimes referred to as “America’s Provence,” Sequim sits in the Olympic rain shadow, so it sees more days of sun that some other parts of western Washington State — and grows a LOT of lavender!
Here’s more about Sequim’s Lavender Festival that takes place each July, tips for visiting, information about a few of the farms, and a link to an interative map of area lavender farms you might want to visit.
This is a sponsored post from Greystone Castle. This place looks like a fabulous luxury vacation rental near Seattle that I would definitely consider for my next local getaway!
Guest author Mark Bennet discusses the best hiking trails at Mount Rainier National Park from the skyline trail at Paradise to the Summerland Trail.
Seattle is a literate city — Seattle tops many lists for things such as “most well-read population,” and “most literate city.” And in 2017 Seattle earned the UNESCO “City of Literature” designation. Yes, Seattle is home to Amazon — but Seattle is also home to some wonderful independent bookstoresl. Here are our favorite (independent) Seattle bookstores that we’ve visited — both new and used.
One Seattle Christmas memory was watching How the Grunge Stole Christmas on Almost Live, a Seattle TV comedy show. Here’s more.
The Seattle Walk Report is a charming Instagram account. — and now book — especially if you’re a local. How did I miss it until now?
This is a blog update post…but also a post about some retro Seattle t-shirts that I found online.
Are you a believer? It’s OK if you’re not. Ghost tours are fun, especially in October when the days are growing shorter and the leaves are falling. And good ones are also a bit of an (entertaining) history lesson. Here are three Haunted Tours in and (relatively) near Seattle to take this Autumn: Seattle, Port Gamble, and Port Townsend
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.
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