There have been a few instances where I’ve been out hiking and forgot a very important piece of gear, like my headlamp or rain jacket. It happens to the best of us, we’re human!  Knowing the 10 essentials for hiking helps us feel more prepared and confident when hiking outdoors. It’s common for the weather […]

10 Essentials for Hiking Safely Outdoors


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The Olympic Peninsula, including Olympic National Park, absolutely blew me away during our first adventure to the area. We experienced lush rainforests, glacial lakes, jagged peaks, roaring rivers, and a diverse coastline in just five days. Continue reading to learn more about this extraordinarily diverse region! Read Next: Note: There are affiliate links in this post. […]

Olympic Peninsula: Epic Road Trip Itinerary

Camping, Destinations, Road Trips, Van Life, Washington

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If you’re looking for a winter adventure that will take you off the beaten path, look no further than snowshoeing at Skyline Lake in Washington State. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, this serene lake is the perfect destination for a peaceful and invigorating day trip. With its stunning views of the surrounding peaks and forests, […]

Snowshoeing in Washington to Skyline Lake


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Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and work up a sweat during the winter months! It’s my preferred way of getting outdoors during winter because I love how warm I stay while snowshoeing and the trees look magical coated in snow. If you’re looking to dip your toes into winter sports, I highly […]

How to Snowshoe: A Beginners Guide


Woman in a blue winter jacket is snowshoeing on a snow covered trail.

I didn’t grow up camping or pitching a tent outdoors. My first car camping trip was three summers ago when our friends Kailey and Chandler took Matt and me to a spot on a National Forest road close to Cle Elum Lake. We slept on the ground without pillows, but that trip made me fall […]

Car Camping: The Ultimate Guide

Camping, Road Trips, Van Life

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We had the pleasure of staying in Fort Myers for a week and it was amazing! It was the perfect escape from the cold, rainy weather that started to take over in Washington. Fort Myers is a seaside town in Florida with beautiful white sand beaches, warm weather, palm trees, and amazing restaurants. Read Next: […]

The Best Things to Do in Fort Myers, Florida

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Orcas Island is by far one of of my favorite Washington getaways! On this trip you’ll get to visit the iconic San Juan Islands, hike to some of Washingtons most epic viewpoints, and get a taste of the local cuisine, which is phenomenal. Plus the accommodation options range from beautiful budget campsites to luxury boutique […]

14 Incredible Things to Do on Orcas Island in Washington State

Camping, Destinations, Road Trips, Washington

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There’s something about hopping in the car, turning the music up, rolling down the windows, and feeling the warm breeze flow through your hair that really hits home. Road tripping is my favorite way to travel, and the best part about road tripping is that it can be as glamorous or as simple as you […]

Perfect Road Trip Planning Guide

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Let’s talk about the 20 best things to do on Vashon Island! As much as I love road trips and flying to a destination, sometimes all I need to satisfy my wanderlust is a good day trip from Seattle to a small town in Washington. One of my goals is to do more solo travel […]

20 Best Things to Do on Vashon Island, Washington

Destinations, Homepage, Road Trips, Washington

Woman walking in front of Point Robinson lighthouse on Vashon Island.