Author Archives: Marissa Pedersen

22 Stunning Washington Summer Hikes to Explore

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The state of Washington has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, let alone the US. There are numerous hiking trails with varying difficulties, natural paths, lakes, and gorgeous views. No matter where in Washington you choose to explore the outdoors, you’re always going to experience something beautiful. Hiking is one of the […]

16 Amazing Things to Do on San Juan Island for a Weekend

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San Juan Island is a popular stopping place for those who go whale-watching for the day, but there are many more things to do on San Juan Island than just strolling Friday Harbor for a few hours. The island is 55 square miles, so it’s the perfect place to bring your car to have a […]

How to Spend a Cozy Weekend in Long Beach, Washington

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One of my favorite places to visit on the West Coast is Long Beach, Washington. You probably have heard of California’s Long Beach, but our state has the better one in my opinion. This area has always been a popular place to visit during the summer for families. Located in the very southwest corner of Washington, […]

Enchant Seattle: Everything You Need to Know

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If you’ve been on social media at all in recent weeks, it’s likely that you know someone who’s been to Enchant Seattle. This Seattle holiday event is in its second year and is drawing tons of people to it once again. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about visiting Enchant Christmas […]

The Best Places for Surfing in Washington

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When people think of learning to surf, they often assume they’ll have to travel to California or Hawaii. While those places are great surf destinations, many overlook the great surfing opportunities in our own backyard. In fact, in many ways, surfing in Washington is easier than those stereotypical destinations because, while the state still has […]