Author Archives: Marissa Pedersen

20 Epic Day Trips from Seattle You Need to Take in 2024

north cascades diablo lake

The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Museum of Pop Culture are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Seattle and most likely where someone will tell you to go when looking for something to do. However, while the city is fun, I highly recommend going out of it, as taking a day trip […]

12 Fun Things to Do in Vancouver on a Rainy Day (2024)

things to do in vancouver on a rainy day

Vancouver, BC, is one of my favorite places to visit, and with it being a relatively short drive from Seattle, you’ll find me there multiple times a year. However, just like Seattle, it tends to be rainy for a good portion of the year, but that doesn’t stop me from going. There are still tons […]

15 Winter Hikes in Vancouver, BC You’ll Want to Do

Burnaby Mountain winter hikes in vancouver

As someone who loves to go hiking, I’ve always thought that trails take on a whole new allure as the leaves change from vivid fall hues to peaceful winter whites. Many people in the Pacific Northwest may put away their hiking boots when the weather turns cold, even though the region’s hiking season usually begins […]

How To Visit Mount Rainier in Winter: Everything to Know (2024)

mt rainier in the winter

Summer is by far the most popular time to visit Mount Rainier, thanks to the beautiful weather and stunning wildflowers everywhere. In fact, August is so busy that I usually recommend that people only visit very early in the morning or on weekdays. If you don’t want to deal with crowds, consider visiting Mount Rainier […]