• Things to do in Leavenworth
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    Things To Do in Leavenworth: Where to Stay, Eat, and What to do

    Leavenworth is a small Bavarian-style village nestled in the Cascade Mountains of Washington. However, this quaint town was not always a German-inspired destination. After a fall in the logging and sawmill business in the early 1900s, Leavenworth was left merely a ghost town until town leaders came together in 1960.  To attract visitors, the city renovated the town to mimic German Bavaria complete with the alpine hills. Today, Leavenworth is a year-round destination attracting visitors to its charming Bavarian-style and Winter Wonderland festivities.  Related: How to Travel During the Pandemic How To Get To Leavenworth  The best way to reach Leavenworth is via road trip. Which makes the whole trip…

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    Glamping 101: Packing Guide, Essentials, & Food

    Glamping is where luxury meets camping! You may be wondering what the difference is between camping and glamping? When camping, you bring a tent and all of your amenities to a chosen location often secluded in nature. When glamping, a cozy accommodation is already set up for you. Glamping sites often include electricity, refrigerators, coffee machines, etc. while still enjoying nature.  True story: I have never been camping. Yes, really, never. I thought the perfect way to break the ice would be to try glamping! Let me tell you, I loved it! So, whether you’re trying to break the ice like me, wanting to try something new, or get out…

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    Hood River Lavender Farms: Day Trip from Portland, OR

    I’ve had the pleasure to live in the Pacific Northwest my entire life. I am constantly exploring what this beautiful region has to offer through hikes, parks, and new adventures. But, I also dream of places such a Provence and the breathtaking lavender fields! Well, I discovered that Oregon has its own little piece of Provence right in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Get ready to plan your next day trip from Portland or road-tripping pit stop to the Hood River Lavender Farms.  About the Hood River Lavender Farms Hood River Lavender Farms is a locally owned organic lavender farm located near Portland, OR. The farm offers breathtaking…

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    USA Travel Bucket List: 50 Epic Adventures

    The United States is full of beautiful landscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, lively cities, and plenty of adventure to go with it! There is so much to see and do across all 50 states that it’s hard to narrow it down. All 50 items on this list are an adventure in their own way and there are a few not so common ideas to fuel your inner thrill-seeker! Pack your bags and get ready for epic exploration with this USA travel bucket list! 1. Capture the light beams at Antelope Canyon  To note: you must book a tour with a Native Navajo to explore the Antelope Canyon. You can capture the stunning…

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    Where to Go Next: 5 Vacation Alternatives for 2020

    Summer is in full effect and unfortunately, many of our travel plans have been canceled or postponed. However, after all of the craziness, we all deserve a much-needed vacation. Skip the international travel and explore your homeland with these 5 vacation alternatives!  Glamping/Camping Have you ever heard of glamping?! It’s a glamorous version of camping. The big difference between the two is that when go glamping, a sheltered frame such as a Yurt or Tipi is already set up for you! Glamping locations may include additional amenities such as a fridge, a mattress, and a private bathroom. Either way, both traditional camping and glamping are set surrounded by nature and…

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    What It’s Like to Travel During a Pandemic

    In Washington State, lockdown measures were lifted in early May, but I have remained in self-isolation apart from mandatory grocery runs till now. As travel slowly started to resume and my travel bug wouldn’t budge, I decided it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a mini trip to a bucket list destination. This past week I took a road trip to Leavenworth, Washington, and spent three days exploring the small German village and surrounding area. This is a whole new way of travel and this is everything you need to know about traveling during the pandemic! Disclaimer – this post contains affiliate links to the products that I use and trust.…