Waves crashing at Cape Disappointment in Long Beach, Washington.

How to Storm Watch Like a Pro in the Pacific Northwest

Winter is upon us in the Pacific Northwest, and that means it is time for a unique winter past time – storm watching. Yes, just like tornado chasers who follow twisters and suffers who go where the wave action is, there is a select group of people that pack up their bags and head to the…

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Anniversary Giveaway: Long Beach, Washington Getaway for Two!

Happy Two-Year Anniversary! April ushered in my two year anniversary for Small Town Washington & Beyond. As you know, the Long Beach Peninsula is one of my favorite places in Washington State. It has beachfront hotels, fabulous restaurants, mushroom hunting, lots of amazing natural beauty from beaches, wooded forests, scenic drives, the world’s longest beach, and a ton of…

Scenic fall drives in Washington State

Three Favorite Scenic Fall Drives in Washington State

It’s fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means it’s time for scenic fall drives. In Washington State, I have three favorite fall drives that are perfect for a fall road trip or a getaway. And, if you need more inspiration check out my Six Reasons to Visit Washington State in the Fall. 3 Favorite…