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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

Created in partnership with San Luis Obispo Vacations Updated: November 16, 2019 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…

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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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