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Tasting Hood Canal

Alderbrook Resort opened their doors on Hood Canal in 1913 – accessible only by boat for those looking for the ultimate Northwest getaway. Things have changed over 105 year making the trek to this Northwest gem less arduous, and more delicious! Opening scene: Feet kicked up against hood canal’s seawall …

Long Beach Dreaming

I pinch myself at times taking in the evergreen views off my third-floor deck at the base of the Issaquah Alps. Osprey’s …

A Taste of Paris

I’ve never had a burning desire to travel to Paris.  Color me odd, no? The City of Lights draws millions of visitors yearly, …

Savoring the San Juan Islands

Picture this: Three days, five kayaks and a seemingly endless ocean of islands, food and wine. I just returned from Savor Seattle’s …

Treefort Report

I didn’t expect to head to Boise, ID, for an indie music festival. In fact, I hadn’t heard of Treefort – their …

Our Own Private Idaho

I readily admit to being less-than-excited about Mr. Maven’s choice of Stanley, Idaho, for his birthday fishing trip this year. Google satellite-view …