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Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Pacific City, Oregon
If you stop at Cape Kiwanda, be sure you climb up the big sandy hill on the south side of the beach and then keep walking. You'll discover this...
The Pelican Pub and Brewery
Pacific City, Oregon
The Pelican Brewery in Pacific City sits on a great Oregon coast beach. Great people watching in this pub but, more importantly, some of the best...
My favorite trail system in all of Seattle is the Marsh Trail. Great way to stay in-touch with nature. That crane from the freeway construction...
North Dakota State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
There are a few hidden gems on the ND state capitol grounds. I loved this beautiful iron horse, especially with the morning sun on a crisp fall...
One of my favorite events around the holidays in Seattle is the Christmas Ship Festival. You can catch a ride on an Argosy cruise...
One of my favorite runs in Seattle is through Marsh and Foster islands. I love to stop to see the beavers, ducks, cranes, and other animals that...
Seattle can have some pretty crazy weather! I was out for a morning run and the rain was coming down in buckets. However, up pops the sun on the...
Pu'u O Umi Natural Area Reserve
Big Island, Hawaii
First, while I know it is not inexpensive, I strongly, STRONGLY, recommend that you take the helicopter ride around the Big Island. You'll see some...
Chill'n On The Bay
Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
Just a small bar (seats maybe 10 inside, 10 outside) but not a bad pit stop to do some people watching while having a tiki drink. #lifeatexpedia...
Sheri's Sweet Shop
Sheri's Sweet Shoppe, a cute little candy shop in Winthrop, also bakes up a mean caramel roll that they serve at their outdoor counter! Here's the...
If you're a fan of Red Robin burgers, you'll be interested to know that it all started in Seattle. The original owners eventually sold it but...
Amazing hotel near the tech district and at a reasonable price. The staff was incredibly accommodating and I just loved these lanterns throughout...
Rented a bike to take a 4 mile ride along the canal.
Cape Meares State Park
Cape Meares, Oregon
Great little light house just north of Oceanside, OR. #lifeatexpedia #merch
Beautiful night for a walk, just outside of the Ivar's in North Lake Union. #lifeatexpedia #merch
Quick pit stop just before going into Oregon. #lifeatexpedia #merch
King Street Station
On the way to a Seahawks game! #lifeatexpedia #merch
Pike Place Market
Public art on the west side of Pike Place Market. #lifeatexpedia #merch
Aranwa Sacred Valley
Trying out the famous Inca Kola. #lifeatexpedia #merch
Little Tahoma Peak
Pierce County, Washington
On the way up to summit Mt. Rainier, you get an amazing view of Little Tahoma Peak. Of course, it can be a little too cold to be out of your tent!...
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