Visiting Vancouver with Kid(s) – Part 2

While our first two days in Vancouver were busy and took us out of downtown Vancouver, the remaining two days were more relaxed. We stayed close to downtown and enjoyed more of the urban attractions of this vibrant city. Granville Island: Granville Island was in a bit of a contrast to the green and picturesque Vancouver we had seen so far. It reminded me of … Continue reading Visiting Vancouver with Kid(s) – Part 2

Little Si hike – a “little” hike with big views

A downpour that suddenly started at around 10 am and stopped equally abruptly at 2 pm – the capricious rain gods are who I need to thank, for being able to find parking at the popular Little Si trailhead. As soon as the rain stopped, I drove out to the trailhead, only to find it not crowded at all. I did not even cross a … Continue reading Little Si hike – a “little” hike with big views

We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !

With the days considerably cooler and falls colors popping up everywhere, there is no denying we are in Autumn! And no better time than now to reminisce about our summer travels, which were very local and subdued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the good thing is, we added a fifth National Park in our list of US National Parks visited! With only 3 days … Continue reading We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !

Lake Annette hike near Seattle

Waterfalls, wildflowers, pretty wood bridges, and an emerald lake – the Lake Annette hike has something for everyone! At more than 7.5 miles round trip with steady climbing, I would not classify this hike as easy. But if you have enough time in your hands to be able to take a lot of breaks to rest the legs, this hike is totally do-able by beginner … Continue reading Lake Annette hike near Seattle

Visit Snoqualmie Falls!

A very real waterfall close to Seattle?! Yes, please! If you look for the standard “Things to Do” in Seattle, you will come across Snoqualmie Falls. A mere 45 minutes from Seattle, these 268 ft. falls are the real deal! We have already been to the Falls twice, once in January and then again in March and on both occasions the waterfall was dense with a lot of spray, … Continue reading Visit Snoqualmie Falls!