Author Archives: Marissa Pedersen

10 Best Things to Do in Stehekin, Washington (2024)

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Have you heard of Stehekin before? When I told my friends I was going there this summer, the majority of them responded, “Where is that?” For those who don’t know, it’s a very remote town at the top of Lake Chelan that you can only reach by boat, floatplane, or hiking. You may be surprised […]

15 Festive Things to Do in Leavenworth in Winter (2024)

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Seattle does the holidays pretty well, but just two hours out, Leavenworth is by far my favorite place to go in the winter season. I visit the area often throughout the year, as I’m all about Oktoberfest vibes there in the fall and, I make it a point to swing by every summer when I’m […]

20 Christmas Activities in Seattle for a Festive Experience (2024)

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There’s nothing like the comfort of Seattle’s autumn leaves and a warm pumpkin spice latte, but the second I wash the last of the dishes on Thanksgiving night, it’s like a switch flips inside me—the Christmas season is officially here! From that moment on, all things fall get shelved for peppermint mochas and Christmas everything, […]

21 Best Things to Do in Capitol Hill, Seattle’s Most Colorful Neighborhood

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Capitol Hill is by far Seattle’s coolest neighborhood; there’s artwork everywhere you look, from vibrant murals to unique sculptures, adding a creative flair to every corner. While it may be known for its nightlife, it’s just not a place to party; there are plenty of things to do in Capitol Hill any time of the […]

16 Famous Foods in Seattle You Need to Try (From a Local)

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Seattle might not be flaunting any Michelin stars, but anyone who’s tasted the city’s bites knows it’s a food haven – Seattle’s basically sitting on a foodie gold mine. Through my many (and I mean many) food escapades here, I’ve watched this place go from “pretty good” to “I need more of that in my […]