About a tank of gas away from Seattle lies the mythical town of Bend, Oregon. Okay, it’s not *mythical,* just full of beer and outdoorsy goodness, which to me is close enough.
Microbrews, micro post. I know the term ‘microbrew’ got replaced by ‘craft beer,’ but I feel like that switch happened on a dime and I look old when I slip up and say ‘microbrew.’ Either way, there’s great beer to be had here after any hike, from coast to mountains.
As easy as Goat Lake was, the 1300 feet elevation made my still-bum hip flare up–a major disappointment as I had been wanting to do some tough hikes to prepare for an upcoming camping/hiking trek. I was worried it’d be a lost cause–where can one find an easy-yet-still-pretty hike within two hours from Seattle?
The Mountain Loop Highway, originating in Granite Falls, is rich with amazing hikes. Growing up further north of Seattle, I had easy access to the plethora of adventures offered here. However, I hadn’t yet conquered Goat Lake.
I used to have a serious problem as a child collecting things. Beanie Babies, Tamogotchis, rocks, shells, even tile samples at Eagle Hardware (RIP). My mother just LOVED it when I’d pick a new item to take up space in the house. As an adult, I’ve calmed down–a bit. Now I collect things like beer coasters […]
After my harrowing brush with a rattlesnake, I needed a beer, stat. Idaho has many breweries to sample in Boise, so I wanted to try out a few while in town. This is a more condensed version of my typical beer posts as my visits were all condensed.
When my day job offered me an opportunity to travel to Boise, I jumped right on it. Besides the exciting work opportunity, I was very excited to get to see a new city! Time was very limited, so I decided squeezing in a nice hike in or close to the city after landing would be a […]
For my recent Bellingham trip, I wanted to try some new breweries. I have my nostalgic hangouts and old favorites, but felt like expanding my horizons after my Oyster Dome hike. So I grabbed my Tap Trail map and set off to downtown Bham! We started at Gruff Brewing Company, founded in 2014. Gruff is maybe […]