Three days exploring the grasslands, desert, rock, and river gorges of Central Oregon - all with great views of the neighboring Cascade Range.
Travel back in time to this Olympic Peninsula town, once settled as a seaport and military defense of the Puget Sound (and Seattle).
Columbia River Gorge
Spend a long weekend in the gorge chasing waterfalls, exploring the river, and hiking up and down the Washington/Oregon border.
Oregon Coast Van-cation
Cruise in a classic Westfalia Vanagon down the Oregon Coast Highway for five days of scenic beach and coastline views.
Travel by ferry to the remote feeling Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands, to find plenty of hiking and 360 degree water views.
Take a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA to check out island life in this small-town, artsy community with a great Mount Rainer view.
Crater Lake National Park
Stop by to marvel at the otherworldly views of Crater Lake - so huge, pristine, and calm blue that you will not believe your eyes.
Fidalgo & Whidbey Islands
A day trip from Seattle provides endless trails to wander, rugged cliffs, quiet coves, and beautiful views of Deception Pass.
Yosemite National Park
Read my attempt at a one day tourist spree in Yosemite National Park - from Tioga Pass, to Yosemite Valley, and back again.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Take an international, weekend road trip from Seattle to Canada and make the most of 24 hours in downtown Vancouver, BC.
Seek Seattle skyline views, a ride on a ferry, and a quick escape to the PNW outdoors? If so, Bainbridge Island has you covered.
Whistler, British Columbia
Travel by train, and then bus, to Whistler, British Columbia to enjoy winter sports (or maybe just après) on Whistler Mountain.
Stehekin and Lake Chelan
Travel by foot, boat, or plane to Stehekin for an off the grid weekend of hiking, bicycling, and beautiful Lake Chelan views.
The Olympic Peninsula
Explore three very different ecosystems - mountains, rainforest, and beach - all in a day's time on the Olympic Peninsula.
Mount Rainier National Park
Visit THE mountain for a a quintessential Pacific Northwest experience that will leave you feeling awe-inspired and wanting more.
The North Cascades Highway
Travel the North Cascades Highway in Washington for a gateway to great hiking, amazing vistas - oh and a National Park.
Mount Baker Wilderness
Head about as far north as you can go in Washington to reach remote, beautiful wilderness in the shadows of Mount Baker.