Author: Chelsea Booker

Chelsea Booker is a Seattle-based freelance writer and storyteller who loves discovering places that stimulate her imagination. Her adventures around the Pacific Northwest have inspired her to show others just how much there is to explore in their own backyards. She writes about more of what she loves - creativity, personal development, and joyful living - on her lifestyle blog, Chelsea Figures It Out.
Best Time to Visit Seattle in 2022 (By a Local)

Best Time to Visit Seattle in 2022 (By a Local)

The best time to visit Seattle is from mid-May to early October when you’re most likely to experience mild to warm weather with the lowest chance of rain. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider a visit to the Pacific Northwest during other months of the year!  Seattle’s reputation for rainy weather might deter some…

51 Best Things to Do in Seattle (A Local’s 2022 List)

51 Best Things to Do in Seattle (A Local’s 2022 List)

Whether it’s your first time in the Pacific Northwest or you’re a Washington state local, prepare to be enchanted by the many fun things to do in Seattle. In Seattle, you can wander through the famous Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, immerse yourself in vibrant neighborhoods, enjoy a thriving…

Seattle on a Budget (How to Eat, Stay & Do It All Cheaply)

Seattle on a Budget (How to Eat, Stay & Do It All Cheaply)

While Seattle is an expensive city, frugal-minded travelers shouldn’t skip out on it!  I’ve navigated this city as a broke college student and beyond, and in the 10+ years I’ve been here I’ve picked up some serious money-saving tips for getting the most out of your Emerald City experience.  Don’t think that by traveling to…

22 Seattle Travel Tips (Things to Know, By a Local)

22 Seattle Travel Tips (Things to Know, By a Local)

I’ve lived in Seattle for over a decade, and there are some Seattle travel tips that aren’t obvious to most travelers until you’ve set foot into the rainy city (and realized you forgot waterproof shoes – whoops!).  Even if you’re from the US, there are certain things – from the weather and how to get…

23 Best Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington (in 2022)

23 Best Things to Do in Tacoma, Washington (in 2022)

Gritty, industrial, and unpretentious, Tacoma, WA is a historically underrated city in Pierce County that’s one of the coolest places to visit in Washington.  With an edgy art scene and world-class museums, beautiful parks, unique restaurants, landmark eateries, and incredibly well-stocked vintage shops, there are fun things to do in this south sound city for…

19 Best Things to Do in Bellevue (in 2022)

19 Best Things to Do in Bellevue (in 2022)

Bellevue, Washington is Seattle’s neighbor to the east. While its overall vibe is much different than Seattle’s, savvy travelers who venture to the Eastside will discover that Bellevue offers quite a bit to visitors and residents alike. Come to Bellevue for a day of endless shopping, or spend it reconnecting with nature at one of…

33 Best Things to Do in Washington State (By a Local!)

33 Best Things to Do in Washington State (By a Local!)

Planning a trip to Washington? You’re in luck because there are countless things to do in Washington state!  Maybe you’re here to explore the national parks or the Puget Sound and you want to see incredible natural wonders. Perhaps you’re looking for the best cafes and restaurants in the PNW or you want to learn…

27 Best Places to Visit in Washington State (By a Local)

27 Best Places to Visit in Washington State (By a Local)

If you’re making plans to visit Washington state for the first time, you’re in for a real treat. The Pacific Northwest is fascinating. Iconic mountains, dazzling rocky beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, enchanting islands, lush forests, beautiful lakes and rivers, charming small towns, vibrant cities – Washington has it all.  With a dizzying amount of great options,…