The Pacific Northwest comprises the region of British Columbia, Canada, and the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho in the US. And it is my home. As much a I long to wander and travel, the more I do, the more I realize that I’m lucky to live in one of the many beautiful regions of the world that I’ve seen.

I love living near green, green trees, mountains and, especially, water. I couldn’t fathom ever living somewhere without some sort of sea.

Posts in our Pacific Northwest blog section include posts about Pacific Northwest events, places to visit or stay, and activities and things to do. 

“Home” for me is the Puget Sound area, so you’ll find more about that area of the PNW than the rest. 

I, unfortunately, had to recreate my theme recently — look soon for a new Seattle blog page and Seattle Vintage page as well as new pages for travel and desinations.

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Mardi Gras celebrations in the PNW.

We just updated our Mardi Gras post for 2020 — and Fat Tuesday is coming up fast, on February 25 this year! Here are the Mardi Gras events that we know of in the PNW — if you know of one that’s not listed here, you can add it to our calendar!

Best Bookstores in Seattle

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.

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Fun PNW Places to Stay

A Visit to Underground Hygge: The Hobbit House by the Columbia River Gorge

A Visit to Underground Hygge: The Hobbit House by the Columbia River Gorge

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Pacific Northwest Activities

Hiking Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve

Hiking Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve

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.

Posts about PNW Events

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Mardi Gras celebrations in the PNW.

We just updated our Mardi Gras post for 2020 — and Fat Tuesday is coming up fast, on February 25 this year! Here are the Mardi Gras events that we know of in the PNW — if you know of one that’s not listed here, you can add it to our calendar!

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