The Big List of Washington State Festivals & Fairs

The Big List of Washington State Festivals & Fairs
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, Pierre Leclerc Photography

Whether you're new to Washington state or perhaps have a PCS on the horizon, make sure you bookmark this one! Washington state is home to a variety of colorful events and festivals throughout the year, COVID-willing*. From beautiful tulip and lavender festivals to live music and cultural celebrations, there is something for everyone. If you're [...]

4 Activities to Beat the Winter Blues on the Kitsap Peninsula

4 Activities to Beat the Winter Blues on the Kitsap Peninsula

OK, 2022 is here and we're in the dead of winter. And if you live in Washington state, you've been pelted with dark, dreary days and torrential (and record-breaking) rainfall, all on top of a previous, obnoxious snowstorm that you were likely snowed in for. But as we itch for summer (160 days away, might [...]

Thanksgiving To-Go Options Around Kitsap County

Thanksgiving To-Go Options Around Kitsap County

The holidays are around the corner! In fact, Thanksgiving is only 21 days away. Whether you want an entire turkey dinner or just need some help with side dishes or dessert, dozens of local restaurants and grocery stores have your back: Many of these establishments have deadines the week before Thanksgiving, if not earlier. We [...]

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) When You PCS to Washington State

Every duty station has a reputation. And when it comes to Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor in Washington state, the biggest complaint is (you guessed it) the weather. Due to the Pacific Ocean’s moist air, the west side of Washington state experiences ample cloud cover and rain, mostly during winter months. So yes, it does rain. A [...]

Rainy Day Play: 4 Indoor Play Spaces Near Kitsap County

Rainy Day Play: 4 Indoor Play Spaces Near Kitsap County

Whether your recently PCS'd to Washington state or you've been here for years, you're likely dreading this dreary season. And by "season," we mean months upon months (upon months). Due to the Pacific Ocean’s moist air, the west side of Washington state experiences ample cloud cover and rain, mostly during winter months (we promise, the [...]

Food Truckin’ Favorites: Top 23 Food Trucks at Every Duty Station

Food Truckin’ Favorites: Top 23 Food Trucks at Every Duty Station
Photo courtesy of Greekin' Out

Sometimes the best laid dinner plans for an easy meal and night out include hitting up your local food trucks. The versatility in food trucks these days is pretty impressive and what better way to try out the local cuisine at your duty station? Whether you have recently PCS’d or have been around your station [...]