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 [...]

Beyond Starbucks: How to Embrace the Coffee Culture in Washington State

Beyond Starbucks: How to Embrace the Coffee Culture in Washington State

Every region in the United States we have lived in seems to have a drink of choice. For Charleston it was the sweet tea. I remember taking a trip to Florida and my husband would ask at every restaurant “Do you have sweet tea?” We would get responses like “We have tea and sugar; you [...]

3 Winter Offerings From Naval Base Kitsap MWR

3 Winter Offerings From Naval Base Kitsap MWR

Each base has their own Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR) office that has resources for travel, fitness, and local information. Though much of the typical recreation activities on base are closed due to COVID-19, here is a quick list of some lesser known winter offerings from Naval Base Kitsap MWR: Disc Golf  Photo courtesy of Parked [...]

Day Trip: Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Day Trip: Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park (ONP) is located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state and covers 922,700 acres. Often overshadowed by Mount Rainier National Park, ONP is home to four distinct ecosystems: Pacific coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east side. The park is about a 90 minute [...]

4 Kid-Friendly Things to Do While Socially Distancing (Bangor)

4 Kid-Friendly Things to Do While Socially Distancing (Bangor)
Photo courtesy of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Facebook page

While Washington state continues to tighten up COVID-19 precautions, you may feel like you’re in a rut. And if you’re like me with young kids at home, you may be itching to switch up  your daily routine. Looking for inspiration for new activities to engage your children? Below are some recent outings I took with [...]

5 Local Restaurants to Try in Kitsap County During Phase 2 Reopening

5 Local Restaurants to Try in Kitsap County During Phase 2 Reopening
Photo courtesy of Moctezuma's Facebook Page

As of May 29, 2020, Kitsap County began Phase 2 reopening for restaurants and eateries.  Businesses now have the option to open at 50% occupancy, and can only serve groups of 5 or less. Restaurants can continue to offer curbside services only, as well.  Here are a few places to try when you decide to [...]