Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

With nearly one million acres to explore, Olympic National Park provides visitors with endless options to consider. Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, the park encompasses a variety of ecosystems begging to be explored by adventurous travelers! From beaches to rainforests, all containing an impressive collection of wildlife, there is certainly no shortage …

Ruby Beach: Sea Stacks and Stacked Rocks

The coastline of the Pacific Northwest is something we’ve both longed to see. Spending most of our lives on the east coast of the US, we grew up visiting beaches with lukewarm water, small waves, and minimal changes to the tide. Basically, the complete opposite of the rugged coastline in the Pacific Northwest! During a …

Incredible Tide Pools at Rialto Beach

Rialto Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Olympic Peninsula, and for good reason: it is gorgeous! It’s also one of the easiest beaches to access, unlike Second Beach, which requires close to a mile hike through a forest before reaching the shore (totally worth it, though!). At Rialto Beach, the parking lot …

Second Beach – Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The Olympic Peninsula on the upper west coast of Washington State has a wide variety of ecosystems. During our week on the peninsula, we had the opportunity to stroll through a rain forest, hike along a ridge-line trail, and visit several magnificent Pacific Northwest beaches, including Second Beach. Getting to Second Beach Beach-goers must hike a …

Exploring Hurricane Ridge (Washington)

There are many gorgeous views and adventures that await visitors to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We visited Olympic National Park, which makes up much of the peninsula, in late July and the weather was absolutely perfect! Once on Hurricane Ridge Road, there are plenty of places to pull off and enjoy scenic vistas! Keep your …