Author Archives: Marissa Pedersen

How to Plan the Perfect Whidbey Island Day Trip

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When you need to get away for the day there’s nothing better than visiting one of the many islands in Washington. While many of them have charm, one of the best Seattle day trips is visiting Whidbey Island. With the area being so close to Seattle, you’ll be able to find plenty of things to […]

10 Best Things to Do in Astoria for a Weekend

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Astoria is an adorable town in Oregon that sits on the mouth of the Columbia River. Washington state is right across the river, so visiting the town makes me feel like I was close to home. I’ve stopped here several times over the years because there are so many things to do in Astoria. The […]

How to Plan a Weekend in Gig Harbor

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There are some amazing places around Seattle to head out for a weekend vacation. Whether you want to drive down to the coast of Long Beach or north to Anacortes, there’s no shortage of places to go. However, spending a weekend in Gig Harbor is one of the best places to go for a quick and […]

How to Plan the Ultimate Joshua Tree Day Trip

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California has some amazing areas to explore, but one of the more unique places is Joshua Tree. Seeing the unique Joshua Trees as you drive along the road makes it seem like you’re on an alien planet. This is one of the main reasons a Joshua Tree day trip is a popular place to stop […]