In the state of Washington, it seems that you’re almost always within reach of the mountains.  Living in Tacoma, we’ve been nestled between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, with incredible views on the (rare) clear days.  The only trouble with being in Washington for the winter months was that we had to wait for […]

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Our time here in the Pacific Northwest is winding down, so we have been making every effort to check off as many things from our travel to-do list as we can.  Over Easter weekend, Ben and I took a little road trip along the Oregon coast, and this just may be one of my favorite […]

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We live in a world where transportation is easy, wi-fi is abundant, and shopping centers are on every corner.  It’s hard to imagine that a community without any of those things exist, isn’t it?  Ben and I recently spent a week at Lake Chelan, a beautiful place surrounded by the mountains and Washington’s finest wineries […]

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Oh yeah, remember the CKP Weekend Wrap-Up series?!  This Monday ritual of mine fell through the cracks somewhere along the way, and there’s no excuses.  Well, I am bringing it BACK baby!  Aw yeah!  Today’s post is sharing a bit more than just the weekend fun though, I’m doing a little recap of our adventures […]

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Ever since I had the opportunity to study abroad in college, my travel-loving little heart just can’t get enough of European culture.  Maybe it’s because America is still a baby compared to the history of other cultures, but you just don’t get the same feeling walking around U.S. cities as you do visiting Paris, or […]

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The mountains change you.  We’ve seen the Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the White Mountains…and every single time, I find myself changed.  More aware of how small and finite I am, reminded of how grand our world is that we live in, and inspired to breathe deeper.  Most of all though, the mountains seem […]

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