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.
A mixed crunchy-granola-bag-o-content including some stuff about travel destinations, a bit about nature, and an assortment of stuff about the beautiful PNW.
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There's Plenty to Explore Not Far From Your Own Backyard!
When I semi-retired, it seemed I’d have somewhat more time and money for travel. And my adventure began!
And then something happened…Hmmm. Wonder what that was?
While I love to travel abroad, being home during the pandemic forced me to reconsider both my travel aspirations and my approach to this blog.
Lake Tipsoo and Mount Rainier
Note that the above image isn't ours...but we visited this wonderful area lately. Hopefully, we can get ourselves around to developing our photos and writing about it. We highly recommend the hike around Naches Peak loop, especially in August when they area is full of wildflowers.
Posts in this section MAY comprise any of the bioregion sometimes called “Cascadia”: Washington States, Oregon, Idaho, and lower British Columbia,
However, our posts TEND to center around the Puget Sound area, as that’s the area we call “home.”
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!
We plan to get back to photography in the near future! We are decided amateurs, but love getting a good photo when we go places. From time to time you might find us posting a photo album.
We, of course, were going more places pre-pandemic! And, lately, we’re focusing more on close-to-home-fun. But here are our posts about places abroad, travel tips, and thoughts on wanderlust.
This is the first in what will be a long series of posts about Scotland’s North Coast 500 — an epic and memorable road trip (though I’d better write about it before I forget about it!) This post consists of an introduction and some tips and resources for trip planning. Future posts will comprise stops along the route and some other places in Scotland.
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.
When you’re stuck at home one way to possibly assuage your travel lust is to go on some virtual tours.
Plenty are available on your laptop or desktop and, if you’re lucky enough to be staying home with a VR headset, you can heighten the escapism with plenty of 360 degree videos and adventures.
Here are some of my favorites.
The Path of Philosophy is a classic Kyoto walk — especially in Spring as the path is lined with cherry trees.
This is an extended route (with accompanying routemap) that takes you not only on the Tetsugaku no Michi itself, but also through many nearby temples.
Toyko (and much of Japan, for that matter) is a great place to find kawaii (cute) desserts! If you’re a Studio Ghibli fan visiting Toyko, you might find these cream puffs a little too cute to eat! Here’s more about visiting Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory.
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