Tag: Washington

Blogaversary Round Two: Looking Back on a Year of Travel & Storytelling

Blogaversary Round Two: Looking Back on a Year of Travel & Storytelling

Today, Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere turns two years old! A small part of me can’t believe it’s been two years already. As a part-time traveler with a full-time job and minimal spending money, two years is a long time to continue finding ways to […]

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. (more…)

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 […]

5 Places to See in 2016

5 Places to See in 2016

This blog was in its beginning stages this time last year. I would not consider myself a world traveler just yet, but I’ve always wanted to be. One of the biggest reasons I started this blog was to motivate myself to chase the life I […]

Cheers to the New Year!

Cheers to the New Year!

2015 was a hell of a year for me, and I mean that in the best way possible. This time last year, I was cramped behind a desk, holding back tears as I suffered through what can only be described as a quarter-life crisis. (more…)

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 […]

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 […]

Argosy Lakes Cruise

Argosy Lakes Cruise

Back in November, I flew home to Washington State to spend a few days with my family before jetting off to California for a much-needed vacation. While in Washington, I made all my usual stops: loaded up at Half Price Books, took the obligatory day trip into Seattle, and spent plenty of time just goofing off with my family. But this was no ordinary trip home. This time, I brought my boyfriend Dan along for the ride. (more…)