Day Trips from Seattle

May 4, 2021

A range of options await within a two hour radius of Seattle! In Day Trips from Seattle, Chloe Ernst outlines many outings within driving distance from the Emerald City. All the planning is taken care of for each trip including instructions on how to get there, where to go, where to eat, and where to […]

Seattle Food Crawls

May 3, 2021

Foodies rejoice! Globe Pequot brings us Seattle Food Crawls, your guidebook for tempting your tastebuds in the Emerald City. Each chapter includes 5-6 establishments in a given neighborhood with mouthwatering photos, plus some bonus crawls for vegetarians, coffee lover, bakery fiends, and bar hoppers. There’s something for everyone in this gem. For example, in the […]

Cinco de Mayo 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon

April 30, 2021

Coming May 2, 2021. A COVID-safe race to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Join A Better World Running for their Cinco de Mayo 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon, held in Santa Monica, California. Bib pick up starts 7:10am and then choose a staggered start time or self time and start earlier or a little later, as […]

Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington

April 29, 2021

Step out and smell the roses…the Rosa nutkana or Nootka roses, that is! In Peter Stekel’s Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington, you’ll find trails that will lead you to the Rosa nutkana, a wild rose native to Western North America, as well as many other wildflowers. The book shares 40+ hikes in 9 Western Washington […]

Incrediwear Sport Socks

April 28, 2021

Carbon has many uses, and the innovative folks at Incrediwear have some wearable accessories with a special fabric which incorporates carbon and germanium. The elements are embedded directly into the individual fibers so they will not wash out. With the help of your body heat, these elements increase blood flow, bringing more oxygen and nutrients, […]

Impact Snacks

April 27, 2021

Snack for change! Our friends at Impact Snacks are shaking up the snacking industry with their Superfood Bars. These bars taste good and are convenient to fuel you on your TrailblazerGirl hikes, but the real kicker is that they reclaim 250% more carbon emissions than they create and they use biodegradable wrappers and post-consumer waste […]

City Bonfires S’mores Night Pack

April 26, 2021

Camping and s’mores go hand in hand, right? The S’mores Night Pack from our friends at City Bonfires has all the fixings in one convenient kit. No need to gather firewood and kindling, because this kit has what you need for a mini bonfire that will last 3-5 hours, plus everything else: the roasting sticks, […]

Einova Ultra Fast Power Bank

April 23, 2021

Power any time, any where. As long as you have the Ultra Fast Power Bank from our friends at Einova. Measuring about 4″ by 7″ and weighing slightly over a pound, this powerhouse battery pack can charge 3 devices simultaneously. The massive 20,000mAh battery capacity with 63W total output translates to 4-8 charges for your […]

Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day! This year’s theme is Restore Our Earth, and there’s an emphasis on five main pillars: The Canopy Project, which is a massive effort to plant trees across the globe; Food and Environment, which focuses on understanding the environmental impact of our food choices; The Great Global Cleanup, which includes individual and group […]

Lavley Socks

April 21, 2021

Socks that make you smile! The team at Lavley have a selection of socks with fun patterns and quirky expressions. Designed out of a soft cotton with a touch of Spandex and elastic to keep them in place, these socks are comfortable, machine washable and meant to last. For the fishing enthusiasts, pick the “I’d […]

Tru Earth Eco-Strips

April 20, 2021

Just a strip will do! Our friends at Tru Earth have a novel way to clean your clothes…Eco-Strips! With Earth Day coming up (actually, Earth Day should really be every day!), these strips are so eco-friendly because instead of those big plastic bottles or giant, heavy boxes that hold our detergent, these thin strips contain […]

PlaneAire Hands

April 19, 2021

Sanitizing has become a way of life and our friends at PlaneAire Hands have what you need. The PlaneAire Hands blends kill 99.99% of most common germs, yet nourish and soften your hands. They are compliant with FDA regulations and CDC guidelines, containing 70% naturally derived Ethyl Alcohol. Thanks to the glycerin and inner leaf aloe […]

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

April 16, 2021

Now through May 2, 2021. Brighten your day at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival! This 40-acre tulip field in Woodburn, Oregon is about a 45 minute drive south of Portland. Tram and hay wagons take visitors a short distance to the fields planted with the colorful blooms. Cut flowers, potted bulbs, and pre-ordered bulbs are […]

iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker

April 15, 2021

Big sound from a little speaker! The iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker is the answer to outdoor musical entertainment. This little guy is light, weighing in at only 9.6 ounces, so with the included carabiner, you can easily clip it on to your backpack, tent line, beach umbrella, or belt loop. In about 2 hours, the […]

FinalSpork

April 14, 2021

Hold the plastic fork! There’s no need for single use plastic utensils when you have the FinalSpork. These are the same sustainability-conscious folks that brought us the FinalStraw that we introduced you to several years ago. And just like the FinalStraw, FinalSpork is a reusable, full-sized, foldable utensil designed out of stainless steel. The spork […]

Belcorva Bella Yoga Pocket Capris

April 13, 2021

The weather’s starting to warm up, so we know you’ll need a good pair of capris. The Bella Yoga Pocket Capris from our friends at Belcorva fit the bill. Super soft with a surprise mesh detail at the bottom, these capris will be your go-to pair for workouts, yoga sessions, trail hikes, and simply lounging […]

HOTLOGIC 12v Mini Oven

April 12, 2021

A little oven for your car! Yes, that’s right, our friends at HOTLOGIC have designed a 12v Mini Oven that allows you to have a nice hot meal on the road. What looks like an ordinary insulated lunchbox is anything but ordinary. Inside is a conduction heat platform that can reheat as well as cook […]

Dominion Energy Riverrock

April 9, 2021

Coming May 14-16, 2021. Celebrate the outdoors! At the Dominion Energy Riverrock, there will be a full weekend of small-scale participant events to showcase the wide scope of activities and active living opportunities in Richmond, Virginia. The festival will feature mountain bike exhibitions, trail running events, yoga classes, kayak and SUP races, and fishing tournaments. […]

Point6 Socks

April 8, 2021

Top notch socks made from top notch wool! The folks at Point6 source their wool from family-run sheep stations in New Zealand that hand-select wool for Point6 according to strict fiber specifications. The wool is then washed, processed, knit, and finished in the USA, and all this special attention leads to socks that are more […]

Nakie Hammocks

April 7, 2021

Lay back and relax! The folks at Nakie have an eco-friendly take on this by creating the world’s first recycled hammock. Eco-friendly as in their hammocks are made from plastic bottles. That’s 37 plastic post consumer bottles to be exact! Plus, they plant 4 trees for every item sold. To date, they have planted over 100K […]

ECOLunchbox Bento Wet Box

April 6, 2021

Avoid the single-use, wasteful plastics trap! Our friends at ECOLunchbox have just what you need with their Bento Wet Box. Shaped like the tiffin carriers that are often multi-tiered and widely used in Asia for carrying lunches, this container is designed out of stainless steel and holds 24 ounces, that’s a good sized serving of […]

Washington Off the Beaten Path

April 5, 2021

Get travel tips from a local. Megan Hill, a travel writer based in Seattle, shares some insider knowledge of the Evergreen State in the tenth edition of Washington Off the Beaten Path. The book divides the state into 6 regions: Washington Coast and Olympic Peninsula, Puget Sound, North Cascade and North Central Washington, South Central […]

2021 La Conner Daffodil Festival

March 26, 2021

Throughout the month of March 2021. What better way to celebrate Spring than to visit the La Conner Daffodil Festival in Washington! Pre-pandemic, you would have experienced parades and events with large crowds enjoying these cheerful flowers, but this year, you’re encouraged to view the fields of sunny narcissus blooms from your car. In the […]

Rains Fleece Pullover

March 25, 2021

Bring on the weather! Our friends at Rains design products with a nod to Scandinavian simplicity and functionality, and an emphasis on quality rainwear. On a recent hike, the Fleece Pullover performed well, even with the full spectrum of Pacific Northwest weather. In the morning, as a mid layer under a shell, the soft, brushed fleece […]