Eightmile Lake Backpacking in Washington

Ever since my boyfriend and I first met in 2012, we've made it a tradition to spend the 4th of July on a road trip adventure to celebrate being American citizens and truly enjoy our place of residence. Since then, we've adventured to Glacier National Park, Bend, the Oregon Coast, and Gabriola Island in British Columbia. This year, we returned to our outdoorsy roots by

Doe Bay Festival 2011

“….Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure.Ours is an entertainment seeking-nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one….This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype- the overstressed executive who goes on vacation, but who cannot relax…But is it such a bad thing to live like this for just a little while? Just for a few months of one’s life, is

Whidbey Island – Spring 2011

Whidbey (Whidby) Island (nicknamed "The Rock")  is located about 48 km north of Seattle in the Olympic Peninsula.  It is one of nine islands, and especially gorgeous in the spring and summer.  We took a day trip up to Whidbey, beginning early in the morning with a stop for brunch at the famed Patty's Eggnest in Mukilteo, before boarding a ferry to the

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