The Views at Washington Pass

After our glorious morning hike to Blue Lake to see the larches, Adrienne drives us a short distance to Washington Pass for more gorgeous mountain views. Unlike Blue Lake, the views at Washington Pass are only a short walk from the parking lot. The larches here in Washington are alpine larches. They only grow at high altitudes….

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The Larches! The Larches!

Are you ready for Larch Madness?! I’m going to tell you about a place straight out of a fairytale, but you have to promise to keep it between us, OK? Roughly 3 hours northeast of Seattle lies one of the least visited national parks in our country – the North Cascades National Park. Carved out by…

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Cooking Up Thai Deliciousness

Remember how I told you I love food? And remember how I also told you that one of the first reasons I ever wanted to go to Thailand was because of the food? So when the opportunity to learn to cook these amazing dishes myself came up, do you think I said no? Heck no!…

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Amphawa Floating Market

It’s time for the main purpose of our afternoon tour from Bangkok – the Amphawa Floating Market! Having seen amazing, National Geographic-worthy photos of the floating markets in Thailand, I knew I wanted to visit one for myself. As I briefly mentioned in my last post, Adrienne and I discussed at some length which of…

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Wandering Wat Arun

Wat Arun was built sometime in the early 1600’s, during the Ayutthaya Kingdom, predating both the Grand Palace and Wat Pho on the other side of the river. Before arriving in Bangkok, I had heard the name, but hadn’t really given it much thought as a place to visit. However, we signed up for an…

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Birthday on the Beach

Last week we celebrated the birthday of my friend, former roommate and current travel partner Adrienne. We’ve been to Costa Rica, Morocco, Thailand and Cambodia together! It was a beautiful day as we’ve had an unseasonably warm spring here in Seattle, so she decided she wanted to spend the day at the beach. It turned…

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