A Day in Olympic National Park: Hoh Rainforest & Rialto Beach

No trip to Washington State is complete without a visit to Olympic National Park. Here in the upper left USA, you’ll get the quintessential Pacific Northwest experience — find yourself immersed in nature with an exotic mix of rainforests, dramatic beaches, and peaceful lakes. Located on the Olympic Peninsula and surrounded by Route 101 (the only way to get around the park), Olympic National Park has enough adventures to keep you busy for days. But if you’re only here for a short stop, there are two spots you definitely won’t want to miss: Hoh Rainforest and Rialto Beach.

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Reflection Lakes Hike at Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is probably the most iconic scene in Washington State, and there’s no better way to explore it than hiking one of its many trails. Just a 2.5 hour drive from Seattle, Mount Rainier National Park is perfect for a day trip, with hikes of all different lengths and levels. But perhaps the best view of the mountain can be found at Reflection Lakes, located in the Paradise region.

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A Day in the Poconos

For those who live in a big city, sometimes an escape to nature is just what we need. Over the Fourth of July long weekend we decided to drive out to Pennsylvania for a day in the Pocono Mountains.

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