Archive for the ‘2017’ Category

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!  I hope you are all celebrating with your nearest and dearest, and pardoning those turkeys – I personally fill my plate with all of the delicious sides! I have SO much to be thankful for this year (I’ll write a 2017 “Year in Review” post next month with deets), but in […]


The coolest thing about Olympic NP is that it has 3 distinct ecosystems: a rainforest, the Pacific shore, and alpine forests/meadows.  We only had 2 nights here, which sucked.  I mean, it didn’t suck – it was amazing, but it wasn’t nearly enough time to see all the awesomeness Olympic has to offer. I loved […]


As a teenager in the mid-to-late 90’s, images of Seattle were influenced by bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden.  In my mind, it was a faraway land covered in clouds and always misty, with angsty people wrapped in plaid and rebelling from society by refusing to wash their hair.  But then Starbucks, and Amazon, and pictures […]


When you think of Idaho, you think about potatoes.  Right?  You probably don’t think to yourself, “What an exotic destination!  I’m going to plan a trip there and post a shit ton of Instagrams so all of my friends are super jealous of my baller vacay.”  And that’s cool. I’d actually prefer that it stays […]


Here’s the thing about Glacier National Park.  It’s SO magnificent and SO unbelievably beautiful, you feel like you’re floating around a place that can’t possibly be real. We hiked (over 11 miles on some days), we paddleboarded, we saw a ton of wildlife, and we dropped our jaws at the views.  But I personally feel […]