Traveling the PNW: What We Know Now

Traveling the PNW: What We Know Now

We agree that some research before taking a trip can be helpful, but hindsight is 20/20 and there's always things that could have been done differently. We often look back at our trip to Oregon and Washington and how we can't wait to take another trip back. It's during those times that we also reflect on the things we could've skipped and things we're glad we didn't.  Here's our list of things that we now know about traveling the PNW. 

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Cove Point Lodge - Minnesota Travel Guide

Cove Point Lodge - Minnesota Travel Guide

Chris and I recently booked a last minute weekend trip at Cove Point Lodge in Beaver Bay, Minnesota. We both needed a break, but there was more to our agenda than just a quick getaway. We were recently engaged while traveling this fall in Colorado and are planning on getting married fall 2018. Venues fill up quick so we knew that we needed to start planning. We want to incorporate our love for nature in our wedding and so the Superior shore seemed like a great place to start looking.

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Cromwell Airbnb - Minnesota Travel Guide

Cromwell Airbnb - Minnesota Travel Guide

Do you ever take a vacation and when you get home you need a second vacation just to recover from everything you did? A little secret: when we travel together we're pretty intimidating. We go 100% so that we can experience and see as much as possible during the time we're away. If the city were visiting has a CityPASS, we purchase it and see every stereotypical thing there is to see all within the same day of the plane landing. I mean we're one step away from wearing the “I ️<3 (insert city here)” shirt.

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Day Seven Pt. Two - Washington Travel Diary

Day Seven Pt. Two - Washington Travel Diary

Due to a scheduling error, we only planned one full day in Washington - let that be a lesson to always confirm you have the right dates booked! While Anita and Chris were checking out some of the tourist aspects of Seattle, Kyle actually has family that lives in Washington so we decided to spend the morning with them and then do some sightseeing in the afternoon.

We were on the road at 5:00 am to avoid traffic which felt extra early since we've been going non-stop. After an early breakfast and a few hours with Kyle's family, we made our way to Mt. Rainier. We used the app AllTrails and headed towards Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail. 

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