Blog posts from Washington
Pacific Northwest, June 2022: introduction

Pacific Northwest, June 2022: introduction

Oregon and Washington are amongst our most visited US states, and with good reason — they have an wide range of natural beauty, plus great food scenes including amazing wineries and breweries....

Quick trip to Washington, D.C.

Quick trip to Washington, D.C.

Nine days before we were set to leave for Spain, Leandra grabbed our passports out of the safe to book our train tickets from Madrid to Valencia, causing her to discover that my passport had expired...

Pacific NW: Efeste & exploring Bellevue

Pacific NW: Efeste & exploring Bellevue

Our only wine tasting for the day was EFESTĒ to pick up our semi-annual allotment and try out some additional wines. Since it was Monday, we were the only people in the tasting room which meant a...

Pacific NW 2017: Introduction & where we stayed

Pacific NW 2017: Introduction & where we stayed

For the past two years we've had a Southwest Companion Pass that lets us buy one ticket, get one free. With only a few months to go before the pass expires we made it a priority to get back out to...

Seattle 2015: Woodinville Wineries

Seattle 2015: Woodinville Wineries

Most of the wineries we visited had a $10 tasting fee that was waived with purchase. No one minded if we split a tasting and more often than not we also had a chance to try a few extra unlisted...

Woodinville wineries

Woodinville wineries

We split up our winery visits over two days, Friday and Sunday. Unfortunately, this meant we missed a few that were only open on Saturday, so I have them on the list for next time. All the wineries...

waterfalls in western Washington

After the long Wallace Falls hike, we continued down Highway 2 and did some shorter hikes (read: downhill scrambles) to several other roadside falls along Deception Creek and the Tye River. A few of...

Wallace Falls State Park

After a hearty breakfast at the Original Pancake House in Kirkland on Saturday morning, our first stop was the longest hike of the day—5.5 miles RT for four waterfalls at Wallace Falls State Park....

Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Long Island, NY (July)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)
Grand Rapids, MI (Nov)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)