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. Central Cascades Icicle Ridge (6 mi, 1800 ft gain) Blanca Lake (7.5 mi, 3300 ft gain) Lake Serene (3.9 mi, 50 ft gain) Bridal […]

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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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Best Things to Do in Seattle

Here are the most important for new Seattle visitors listed in priority order. After you finish the tourist hot spots, go discover the mountains with the locals or hop on the ferries to the nearby islands. Seattle neighborhood in parentheses and anything in italics is on my to-do list. 1. Pike Place Market (Free, Downtown): Seattle’s famous […]

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Best Sweets in Seattle

Seattle sweets make me smile. There are so many delightful things to eat, you’ll have to pack a couple toothbrushes to keep up. Join me on an eating adventure! And, if you have a car or are near West Seattle, hit up Original Bakery for their Pershing doughnut. It’s fresh, fluffy, and absolutely delightful. Items […]

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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, neighborhood in parentheses, and anything in italics is […]

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Best Places to Party in Seattle

Different neighborhoods are good for different types of nightlife. Note that nightlife starts to heat up after 11pm and ends at 2am (bars/clubs/lounges). Pictured above is The Pink Door in downtown that offers burlesque shows. Will it be a laid-back beer-belly/pub night? Try McMenamins or The Masonry (pizza and beer on tap) in Lower Queen […]

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Seattle Listing by Neighborhood

I literally tried to put everything I’ve visited, done, eaten, and seen in Seattle. Almost anything where you can find a review on Tripadvisor or Yelp, I wanted to state my opinion for you. Consider this my “Yellow Pages” if you know what that means. 🙂 Just want to let you know but my favorite […]

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