How a small risk led me to a view of the Carbon River

I’d never heard of the Carbon River before mistakenly visiting the Carbon River Ranger Station at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer. (You can read more about that here if you’re curious.) Even then, I didn’t actually get to see the river. That all changed some time after I drove away from the station… More How a small risk led me to a view of the Carbon River

It’s cool to be a tourist at the Original Starbucks

Whether or not you’re a regular customer at Starbucks, if you’re familiar with the chain and happen to be in Seattle, swinging by the original Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place in Seattle is a pretty neat experience. I’ve probably been to Starbucks a few dozen times in my life, and it’s not part of my… More It’s cool to be a tourist at the Original Starbucks

I can’t decide if Seattle’s Gum Wall is more gross or fascinating

When I stop to think about all the places to see in Seattle, the one that baffles me the most is the Gum Wall: How did an alley decorated with used chewing gum become such a famous and popular tourist attraction?? I don’t know, but I gave into the hype and spent a few minutes… More I can’t decide if Seattle’s Gum Wall is more gross or fascinating

Catch captivating views of Emerald City from the Space Needle

When in Seattle, there’s no question that the iconic Space Needle is a spot you shouldn’t miss out on. Built in 1962, the Space Needle is 605 feet tall and was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time. Tickets to the Space Needle cost $19-$29, depending on the time of day… More Catch captivating views of Emerald City from the Space Needle

One of Oregon’s most influential families used to live in this grandiose mansion

For a nominal fee of $10, you can explore Pittock Mansion, a grandiose home that was previously owned by one of the most influential families in Oregon. Built in 1914, Pittock Mansion was owned by Henry Pittock, the owner of a newspaper called The Oregonian. Today it’s a museum where visitors can get a glimpse… More One of Oregon’s most influential families used to live in this grandiose mansion