Ocean Shores – A Quiet Weekend Escape


This past weekend, I had the pleasure of escaping the city for a spacious vacation home in Ocean Shores, WA with some girlfriends. We enjoyed sleeping in, large family style breakfasts, and enjoyed the nearly deserted local stretch of beach. On our way out to the beach on Saturday night for our bonfire, I was able to capture the above photo of a couple enjoying the sunset together.

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The Seattle Solstice Parade


This year I attended the Fremont Fair Solstice Parade for the first time since I was a kid. I remember street performers, naked people on bikes covered in body paint, vendors, and tolerable crowds of people. This year’s experience flopped horribly which is why I’d like to simultaneously share my recommendations on how to properly enjoy it for future years while providing you with a first hand account of what the Fremont solstice parade is about.    Continue reading

An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Playground – The Pacific Northwest.

Photograph by Edmund Lowe, Alamy

Photograph by Edmund Lowe, Alamy

As my last post pointed out, Seattle is a gem of a city. It’s physical beauty is apparent, but it’s not just for gazing and appreciating…  The Seattle landscape is part of a great playground of a region called the PACIFIC NORTHWEST (PNW for short). It’s beauty and allure is bewitching so I’d like to take a few moments to describe just what the PNW culture is all about (specifically as it pertains to the Seattle area).

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Experience Seattle Like a Local!

Although I am leaving for Thailand come this August, I can still appreciate the beauty of Seattle and be thankful for all the treasures we have here. For those of you who plan to visit, or who are new in town, here are my top 10 recommendations on things to do in Seattle to experience it like a local (not in any particular order):

1. Try A Local Delicacy – Seattle Dogs!

Food carts serving Seattle Dogs can be found throughout the city and offer a variety of toppings. The traditional Seattle Dog sports a toasted bun with a hot-dog cut down the middle and topped with cream cheese. YUM! Popular optional toppings include grilled onions, sauerkraut, jalapenos, and condiments. Snag one after a sporting event or take to Pioneer Square or Capitol Hill for a night out on the town. 

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