Flashback Friday: Rialto Beach

When you think of a beach, what do you imagine? White sand, blue water, warm weather … pretty much the tropics, right? Well, in Washington State, there are very few “normal” beaches. Most beaches are covered in rocks – some pointy and sharp, some just the round variety – but nevertheless, very few of our…

Ruby Beach

There are many ways to describe the Washington state coast. Rugged. Rocky. Cold. Windy. Foggy. Harsh. Intimidating. Beautiful. Despite its lack of sandy beaches – though there are a few – Washington’s coast is a must visit for any traveler. Walking on the rocky shores, looking at sea stacks, imagining what it must’ve been like…

The Big Cedar Tree

The Big Cedar Tree isn’t as big anymore, but it is still worth your time. The gigantic old cedar, located off Highway 101 near Kalaloch and Ruby beaches in Olympic National Park, lost a significant chunk in 2013, but remains one of the biggest trees we’ve ever seen – and that includes a trip to…

The not so peaceful camping trip

There is sand everywhere. Sand in my socks, sand in my hair, in every crevice of skin possible and especially all over the blow up mattress. As I lay my head down next to Catarina, listening to her heavy breathing as exhaustion tugs her deep into sleep, I can’t help but smile. Despite my cold…

Kalaloch Beach and campground

Beach or mountains? That was the question Veronica and I faced when we decided to do a last-minute camping trip. Since it is late May, and the weather isn’t generally all that warm in the mountains this early, we chose beach. And that turned out to be a fantastic choice, even though the weather wasn’t…