Washington

Bavarian Charm in Leavenworth, WA

Bavarian Charm in Leavenworth, WA

Leavenworth is one of those cities which, despite growing up in Washington, I never visited before moving to the other side of the country. I’ll be honest, in high school I thought Leavenworth was a small town with plenty of cows and not a whole […]

A Rainy Day Visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

A Rainy Day Visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Washington. Family. Bright, gorgeous flowers. A hint of rain. These are a few of my favorite things, and I got to experience all of them at the same time at Washington State’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April.

An Early Morning Hike to Wallace Falls, WA

An Early Morning Hike to Wallace Falls, WA

The chilly mountain air swept over us as the car doors slammed shut, making the hairs on my arms stand on end. I was home. There’s a certain smell that accompanies the woods on an early morning, the sun obscured by towering mountains and dense […]

The Best of Both Worlds is in Washington State

The Best of Both Worlds is in Washington State

In April, I traveled home to see my family in Washington State. It’s a trip I’ve made many times, and I still don’t get bored. I may have grown up there, but the Seattle area feels more like a vacation destination every time I visit. […]

My First Travel Blogaversary: Seven Treasured Travel Memories

Today, Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere turns one year old! I started this blog in part to force myself to pursue my travel dreams, and so far, it’s been a smashing success! In the past year, I’ve traveled to California, Washington and Utah, and shared […]

A Fitting Goodbye to the Pacific Northwest

A Fitting Goodbye to the Pacific Northwest

One of the things I look forward to most when visiting home is exploring more of the beautiful state parks and hiking trails spread across Washington State. And yet, aside from a brief jaunt down to the beach at Deception Pass, I had not explored […]

Tulips and State Parks and Bridges, Oh My!

Tulips and State Parks and Bridges, Oh My!

Oy. It’s officially been a whole month since I last posted. Between hosting two siblings, celebrating birthdays, and some crazy work hours, I’m either too busy or too exhausted to write! I guess it’s a good thing I’m not a full-time traveler (yet)! Anyway, to […]

Seeing Red in Seattle

Seeing Red in Seattle

By now, most of the world knows what happened to Pompeii. The prosperous port city was infamously destroyed in the year 79 A.D., buried under layers of ash from nearby Mount Vesuvius. It was nearly forgotten until its excavation in 1748, when workers discovered that […]

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

I never understood why anyone would want to live in Washington State. I was bored looking at the same old trees, the same gray drizzle, and the same street I’d lived on my entire life. Our idea of getting away usually involved camping in Idaho, […]

The Great Foodie Road Trip

The Great Foodie Road Trip

Is there a travel addict out there who¬†doesn’t love the Travel Channel? One of my favorite TV personalities is Anthony Bourdain. Escaping to Rome for some cacio e pepe is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day at my “real” job. […]