Visiting Washington’s Saint Edward State Park

An old seminary, a hiking trail, and a terrible pair of shoes. This post was originally published on Medium in July.  It was 84 degrees and clear skies all around as we made our way to Saint Edward State Park. Located in Kenmore, Washington, the park is named after the long-closed seminary that was built next to …

Why You Should Visit Seattle’s Scarecrow Video

This post originally appeared on Medium.  Last week, I made my way into Seattle with my boyfriend to check out Scarecrow Video. Located in the University District, Scarecrow Video is a video rental store and non-profit organization that is home to more than 130,000 titles, and is currently the largest independent collection of videos in the …

How to Spend a Weekend Getaway in Bellingham

There’s plenty to eat, see, and do in this Pacific Northwest city. Bellingham is a mid-sized city in northwest Washington, just a little south of the Canadian border. Home to Western Washington University, this may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of vacation spots in Washington, but in reality there …

Entering the World of Harry Potter with the Diagon Alley Project

I am a shameless Harry Potter nerd. I started reading the books when I was about nine, right when the first movie came out. Since then, I’ve read every book and seen every movie multiple times, stood in line at midnight on more than one occasion to get a book or see a film the …