Washington

Top 5 Places to Hike in the Pacific Northwest

In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find endless opportunities to see spectacular sights. From the vast Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, take a look at the top five places to hike in the Pacific Northwest…

The Northwest Pacific Coast

Along the Pacific coastline, high up in northwest Washington, lies a place of quiet retreat and natural beauty. Welcome to La Push, a town in northwestern Washington that’s part of the Quileute Indian reservation and has the westernmost zip code in the contiguous US. This unspoiled coastline is at the northwest corner of the state. Only a handful of beaches (that are accessible by car) lie north of it…

One Day at Mount Rainier National Park

In 2015, I cast my eyes upon Mount Rainier for the first time. What a majestic mountain! Mount Rainier rises 9,000 feet right in front of your very eyes… a dormant volcano that demands your attention. Because we were touring many sites throughout Washington, we were only able to spend one day here. We started the day early, arriving via the Nisqually entrance.  We stopped for a quick visit to the Longmire Museum and found this giant slice of a Douglas Fir that began growing in 1293 and was cut down in 1963. It was very cool to…

Visiting Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle

  OVERALL GRADE – A This summer in Seattle, I visited the Starbuck’s Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room located at 1124 Pike Street in the Capitol Hill District.  The pride and joy of Starbucks, this place is truly a unique experience. And I loved it! When we walked in, I was a bit overwhelmed.  It was a gorgeous building, with tall ceilings, wood tones, and shiny metal catching my eyes.  My senses were overloaded watching the moving conveyor belts, the smells of coffee, and the sounds of coffee beans hitting roasting pans.  The giant display board featuring the…