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Carmel By The Sea Travel Guide

Created in partnership with Visit Carmel Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea is located in Monterey County, and is a picturesque seaside town. A completely walkable and dog friendtly destination, Carmel is a lovely getaway for a relaxing weekend! Check out my Instagram story highlights to…

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Things To Do in Maui

Haleakala Sunrise If you’re like me and enjoy a good sunrise, be sure to catch one from the top Haleakala. However, you must plan ahead because everyone needs a reservation in order to enter the park between 3:00 and 7:00…

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Where to Hike: Maui

West Maui Waihe’e Ridge Trail We’ve heard this is a very nice trail with lots of good views. Unfortunately, the day we did it, nearly the entire trail was socked in with fog. As another hiker said, the pictures we…

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Where to Eat: Maui

Breakfast Dope BBQ – A great breakfast (or lunch) spot at the Maui Swap Meet. The croissant breakfast sandwiches were our faves! Coffee Wailuku Coffee Company – This quirky coffee shop inside an old gas station serves up tasty coffee…

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Kenmore Air Volcano Tour

Do you know want a recipe for a great weekend adventure? Start with a free Saturday afternoon. (I know that can be hard to find sometimes, but look around, I’m sure you can find one.) Toss in a couple classic…

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Exploring Historic Downtown Snohomish

Named one of the Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America, Historic Downtown Snohomish is, in my opinion, the best little town in Western Washington! Exploring downtown Snohomish can be a great day trip if you’re local to the Seattle…

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21 Questions About Your First Hot Air Balloon Ride

Recently, as part of my trip to the Willamette Valley, I had the opportunity to ride in a hot air balloon. Living in Snohomish, I’ve seen them flying over the nearby fields (and even directly over our house) but I’ve…

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A Weekend of Wellness in Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley is a beautiful stretch of land in the Pacific Northwest in the state of Oregon. I’ve always thought of it as wine country, but spoiler alert: Willamette Valley is so much more than that! There is plenty…

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How to Plan a Bachelorette Getaway

Created in partnership with WeddingWire One of my wedding planning dreams was to have a girl’s weekend getaway with my bridesmaids for my bachelorette party. And I didn’t want the traditional Vegas trip filled with late nights and drinking – that’s…

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An Extended Weekend Getaway to San Luis Obispo, California

Looking for the perfect destination in California with a direct flight? Hop aboard one of Alaska Airline’s direct flights from Seattle to San Luis Obispo to visit one of Central California’s most beautiful destinations. Nestled halfway between Los Angeles and…

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