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A Lesson in Hammock Camping

I got a lesson in hammock camping from some avid hammock campers. Here’s what I found out: what you need as well as some things to consider.

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Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

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!

Top 10!

Visitors to Pacific Northwest and Beyond recently gave the highest ratings to these 10 “pieces of flair” (which include events). That does not mean that they are the most popular posts.

What are? The three most popular posts and pages in the last few months have been: 

So here are the top rated things. Drumroll, please…

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A Lesson in Hammock Camping

A Lesson in Hammock Camping

I got a lesson in hammock camping from some avid hammock campers. Here’s what I found out: what you need as well as some things to consider.

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

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!

Pacific Northwest

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

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!

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Marie Antoinette. Peasant.

Marie Antoinette. Peasant.

On the grounds of Versailles, away from the palace, and away from her house on the grounds, Marie Antoinette had a rustic village and farm constructed where she could get away from palace life and pretend to be a peasant.

Here’s more about this interesting area of Versailles, that I actually enjoyed visiting more than the Hall of Mirrors.

How to Type Commonly Used Accents on Windows 10 International Keyboard (Including a Cheat Sheet for French Accents)

How to Type Commonly Used Accents on Windows 10 International Keyboard (Including a Cheat Sheet for French Accents)

One thing that I found frustrating when learning French was having to type a bunch of accents on the keyboard. Using the international keyboard is really not too hard, and after a while you can easily commit the keys to memory. But at first, it was très difficile so I created a cheat sheet. Here it is, along with some advice about using the international keyboard and a refresher on French accents.

Learning a Language into The Senior Years: Will it Protect Me from Dementia?

Learning a Language into The Senior Years: Will it Protect Me from Dementia?

It’s a likeable notion that learning a foreign language might help stave off cognitive decline and dementia in our senior years. But is it true? Studies suggest positive benefits to bilingualism in old age, but are generally small and inconclusvie. Still, there are intrinsic benefits to learning a second language.

“Travel-Inspired” Recipes

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A Lesson in Hammock Camping

A Lesson in Hammock Camping

I got a lesson in hammock camping from some avid hammock campers. Here’s what I found out: what you need as well as some things to consider.

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back

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!

The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle

The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle

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!

Quotes

Try Things.

Ira Glass
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Try Things. Ira Glass Said So!

I went to see a talk by Ira Glass titled, “Seven Things I’ve Learned.” One of the things was, simply, “try things.” But how often do we do that?

Blog Notices and Off-Topic

Blogger Recognition Award

Blogger Recognition Award

We were nominated for the “Blogger Recognition Award” so here’s a post to thank the bloggers that nominated us and carry it forward!

Cha Cha Changes…

Cha Cha Changes…

We thought we were done with updating our site appearance and moving into 2020 looking forward to writing…but sometimes technical considerations get in the way. Our events calendar has unexpectedly had a major update and to move into the future, it turns out we need to update our website to go along with it.

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