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2017 Photos: Seattle

17 Photos that Captured 2017

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It's hard to distill my entire year of travel photos to a handful, but I did my best. Here are the 17 photos that captured 2017 for me and my blog.

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The 10 Best Meals of 2017 …and More

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As the year winds down, it's time for my annual round-up: here are the best meals I enjoyed in 2017, and a few of the best drinks too!

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How to Wear the Versalette – 7-Day Challenge & Packing List

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The Versalette is a popular piece of convertible travel clothing. Before you invest, read my Versalette review and see how to wear the Versalette.

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The Ultimate 10-Day Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Guide

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Is a Pacific Coast Highway road trip on your bucket list? It was on mine too, before I made the trip! Here are all the amazing places you can experience along the PCH.

10 Stops to Make on a 3-Day Olympic Peninsula Road Trip

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Are you planning an Olympic Peninsula road trip? Here are the top spots worth stopping along Highway 101 as you make your way around the Olympic Peninsula.

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Valerie and Valise Turns 4 – What A Year

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It's time to celebrate another Blogiversary! Here's what I've learned about traveling, blogging, and the world in the past four years.

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What to Pack for Seattle

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Heading to Seattle for a weekend getaway or as part of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip? Here's what you need to pack for Seattle, a Pacific Northwest gem!

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A Guide to Wandering the Washington Coast – 6 Stops Worth Making

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The Washington Coast is full of surprising and interesting towns. Whether you're spending a weekend away or taking a road trip, here are the places to stop.

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

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Heading to Oregon for an Instagram-worthy foodie or outdoors trip? You're in for a treat – and here's what to pack for Portland.

What to Do in Portland, Oregon – My Favorite Experiences

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Visiting Portland, Oregon? After visiting many times over several years, I've compiled a list of my favorite experiences in this Pacific Northwest city.

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A Guide to Santa Barbara, the American Riviera

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Looking for a destination you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the best flavors in life? America's Riviera is the place – here's my guide to Santa Barbara.

One Day in L.A.: A Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

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Can you really see a dynamic city like Los Angeles in one day? Take it from me – I once swore I would never visit, now I'm writing the guide to see it all in L.A. in one day!

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10 Days in Alaska: An Itinerary and Guide

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Want to visit Alaska? Take advice from a local! Here's the ultimate itinerary/guide to travel for 10 days in Alaska, including Anchorage, Denali & Seward.

5 Reasons Why Should You Visit Alaska in Spring

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An unforgettable trip to Alaska can happen at any time of year... including the oft-overlooked shoulder seasons. Here's why you should visit Alaska in Spring!

UnCruise Adventures Alaska Review

My Local’s Opinion: UnCruise Adventures is the Best Alaska Cruise

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Want to cruise to Alaska? UnCruise Adventures s the only way to go – and by far the most immersive, active way to see this bucket list destination.

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