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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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Escape to (from?) the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has been in the news a lot lately. In case you haven’t seen it, the volcano there has been erupting non-stop in the middle of a residential area since the beginning of May. We were…

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What to Pack: The Big Island

I bet you didn’t know that Hawaii has ten of the world’s 14 climate zones on the Big Island. Because of this diverse landscape you’ll need to pack a fairly diverse suitcase as well. Of course you’ll need the essential…

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Where to Hike: Kona & Hilo

Hiking on the Big Island felt very different than Oahu. While Oahu had lots of forests, ridges, and greenery, the Big Island had lots of lava rock. To be sure, there were still many green spots around the island and…

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Where to Eat: Kona & Hilo

Breakfast Kona Bongo Ben’s – Sit watching the waves crash in this open-air restaurant. The breakfast was amazing – you seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but definitely check out their cinnamon roll! Evolution Cafe & Bakery – Dubbed…

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A Weekend Getaway to Vashon Island, Washington

Vashon Island is located just a short ferry ride from Seattle or Tacoma and is a charming day or overnight trip from the greater Seattle area. The island is just 37 square miles and is only accessible via ferry. Jon…

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A Weekend Getaway to Whidbey Island, Washington

If you’ve ever been to the Pacific Northwest, you know that there is no place on this earth that is quite like the great PNW. And one of the unique features of Washington are the islands. Washington-state has hundreds of…

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Explore

Explore. Explore more. Explore always. Explore nature. Explore your city. Explore the world. I wasn’t always the explorer that I am today. I used to be content with sitting at home, watching TV, and just doing things close to home….

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