The Land That Never Melts: A mid-life journey to the top of the world

Guest Post By Peter Klika I scrambled up the ladder of the rickety cargo plane and immediately stumbled into a tangle of steel cables. I was still flailing around when the cargo handler greeted me with a curt: “Welcome aboard. You're our only passenger today. Follow me.” I limped to the back of the plane… Continue reading The Land That Never Melts: A mid-life journey to the top of the world

The Gray Whales of Langley

Guest Video Post by Chris Wardzala   More about Chris: Originally from Ohio, I'm currently stationed on Whidbey Island six years into my Naval enlisted career.  After moving to Washington two years ago I was floored with it's natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. I purchased my first drone and camera a year ago and… Continue reading The Gray Whales of Langley

East of the Mountains: Part I

By Mary Kay Seales Rivers, Lakes, Pine Trees, & Critters It takes only two hours to go from skyscrapers in Seattle to apple orchards and horses in Eastern Washington, driving through one of the passes in the Cascade Mountains. Blewett Pass, Snoqualamie Pass, or Highway 2, whichever route you choose, it's a beautiful, quiet  drive, with time… Continue reading East of the Mountains: Part I

Ask, Wave, Knock and Doors Will Be Opened

Guest Post by Peter Klika Ask About the Culture When traveling, I try to ask questions about the local culture: What is a typical wedding ceremony like? What special dishes are prepared during local holidays? These type of questions are more likely to be appreciated than the more mundane (but totally legitimate) questions like: "Where's… Continue reading Ask, Wave, Knock and Doors Will Be Opened