Winter Day Trip to Deception Pass State Park

Only a little over an hour from Seattle, Deception Pass State Park is a beauty to visit all year-round. While a bright, sunny day is ideal and will get you the best photos and views, even a cloudy day is irresistible for those looking to get away from the city. The park is 4,134 acres […]

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Great Gift Ideas

I’m regularly complimented on my gift giving and typically with a large budget, you’ll be able to get a pretty cool gift, but ultimately the best gift will depend on what the receiver likes and your relationship with the receiver. Knowing the receiver well will help most with gift buying. Here are some things I […]

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Best Restaurants in Seattle

In general, if you like seafood, you should be eating SEAFOOD in Seattle – all kinds of salmon, oysters, and Dungeness crab! But, if you don’t, do not worry, I still have you covered. We have all types of tasty cuisine in Seattle. Items listed in priority order within their category, neighborhood in parentheses, and […]

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Best Things to Do Outside Seattle

Maple Pass Loop

Did you already finish the Best Things to Do IN Seattle? Then, you need to get OUT of Seattle and into the best surrounding areas. Here are the most important places to check out for repeat Seattle visitors or Seattle residents listed in priority order. After you finish the tourist hot spots, then go discover […]

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Best Things to Do in Seattle

Here are the most important things to do for new Seattle visitors listed in priority order. Then, after you finish this list of tourist hot spots, go discover the mountains with the locals or hop on the ferries to the nearby islands which is detailed here: Best Things to Do OUTSIDE of Seattle. Seattle neighborhood […]

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Washington Day Hikes

These are all the hikes I’ve done in Washington State. So far, I only do day hikes but eventually I’ll do overnight backpacking ones. Featured image above is Chain Lakes Loop. Hikes Completed (45) The indented hikes means you can do 2 hikes in 1 go because they branch off as detours. Central Cascades Icicle […]

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What to Bring Day Hiking

Here’s a comprehensive list of things to pack when you’re day hiking in the warmer months (late spring to early fall) in PNW (Pacific Northwest). Not all items will apply in all cases. Above is a picture of Hex Mountain in Cle Elum, WA. Clothes & Accessories ←Checkbox Puffy jacket: to stay warm as layers […]

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Every April 1-30th, near Seattle, in the Skagit Valley, there is a bloom of tulips. The fields and fields of blooming tulips is a once a year phenomenon so you have to come at the right time. There are tons of tulip farms to visit, many of them in the town of Mt. Vernon, WA. […]

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JoYo Seattle Guide

Seattle is an eclectic city made up of amazing, beautiful, and cute neighborhoods. I personally see it as a baby San Francisco – less crowded, cheaper, cleaner, and just as wonderful. Explore one of my favorite cities with me. Yes, it even has the hills like SF. Best Things to Do Best Sweets Best Restaurants […]

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