With surging property prices and limited income, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to be able to afford housing. Which is why people have now started to look for affordable living spaces that serve as an alternative to traditional houses. It also costs a lot to live in traditional houses, with huge energy and water bills. Enter tiny homes and camper vans! Both these

Published by Ryan Smith Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or finally convert that school bus to be free to live that nomadic lifestyle on the road, you’re now ready to downsize your home. But before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate common mistakes

With 60 national parks scattered throughout the United States, it can be difficult to choose which ones to visit. Luckily, Pacific Northwesterners know they can find some of the most majestic public lands right in their backyard. Due to the diverse variety of ecosystems that exist in the PNW, outdoor enthusiasts of all types can encounter a wide variety of natural beauty in one single

Washington’s staggering size and diverse geography have spawned a history rich in culture and industry. Throw in 240 miles of coastline and at least 60 named mountain ranges, and no corner of the state is the same. From bustling maritime activities to the massive timber industry to the spectacular wild places, Washington has long been a place that attracts adventurers and explorers. Furthermore, the history

Washington has one of the most diverse natural landscapes in the continental United States. From Pacific Ocean coastline to high mountain peaks, from low-lying grassland to temperate rainforest, there are amazing vistas and wilderness to explore in every corner of the state. Though there are too many destinations to count, we’ve put together a list of just seven that stick out as some of the

Mountain biking in Washington is one of the most unique and incredible experiences in the country. From fast-paced singletrack to racing through old growth forests, mountain biking trails in Washington are unforgettable. With help from Singletracks, a nationwide online mountain biking community, we’ve put together an aggregated list of some of the most frequented and well-loved mountain biking trails in Washington. Send it! 1. Galbraith Mountain 64

While modern travelers consider Oregon to be rich in recreation and tourism opportunities, settlers from the eastern United States first came west in search of natural resources and farm land. While some of the mining and timber towns grew into big cities like Ashland and Bend, others faded into obscurity as settlers left to pursue riches elsewhere. Consequently, Oregon boasts more ghost towns than any

Though the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being foggy and rainy during the fall season, the wet conditions and cooling temperatures more often that not make for stunning landscapes blanketed in breathtaking fall colors. From the forests of Oregon to the high peaks of Washington State, you’ll find scenic drives and hiking trails that will immerse you in the landscape and the fall foliage

Pacific Northwest culture calls for outdoor recreation, good eats, and a ton of festival-going. Fall is the perfect time to visit the PNW for so many reasons—farmers markets, fall foliage, and less-crowded trails—and on top of it all are the festivals that range from holiday gift markets to music festivals to local food extravaganzas. Remember, if you choose to attend the craft beverage festivals, choose