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Hi, I’m Jorgie, and I invite you to explore with me through my Travel Blog.

I live in an area of the United States that we locals fondly call the Pacific Northwest. Well, OK, so most of the U.S. probably calls it the Pacific Northwest. BUT when we speak of our region by name, we conjure up much more than a map with the upper left corner colored to depict it as a general geographic region of our nation. No, it is sooo much more!

It is home to some of the most beautiful and yet diverse landscapes of the nation, ranging from the Pacific Ocean to the foothills of the Rockies in western Montana, and from the Canadian border to southern Oregon – or beyond, if you see our corner of the world from a larger perspective. Northern California and British Columbia, Canada could also be considered part of our beautiful Pacific Northwest corner. The PNW doesn’t stop in eastern Washington, or the Idaho Panhandle. The landscape of western Montana is part of our corner as well.

As far as geographic diversity is concerned, we just about have it all! We have beautiful snow-covered peaks of three major mountain ranges; gorgeous Pacific Ocean views and activities such as sailing, fishing, cruising and whale-watching in Puget Sound; millions of acres of forests for camping, hiking, skiing, snow-shoeing, and other mountain sports; pristine lakes surrounded by miles of fir trees; rain forests with enormous moss-covered trees; and desert-y regions featuring scrubby pine and sagebrush, where summers are hot, and the lakes are cool. We have ranch lands that scatter our local beef and dairy herds over vast green fields; orchards full of Washington grown apples; and rolling hills where wheat fields are either a rich brown loamy earth awaiting seed, lush green with newly sprouted plants, or shimmering gold with tall grain waving in the breeze. Join me as I step through the garden gate to explore and enjoy our beautiful Pacific Northwest.

I hope you will enjoy our local spots and festivities, and get to know our corner of the world. But don’t stop there. Journey with me to other spots of interest in our beautiful country, crisscross the nation from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, and from Canada to the Mexican border, for we are a country of diversity and great beauty. And finally, come, hop across the Ponds with me as we explore more of our beautiful world on the other side of the seas. I invite you to travel in your own mind’s eye through my writings as I travel, but also encourage you to step out your own gate or door, and explore the beautiful world that awaits you. Begin With a Single Step and see where it leads you.



Jorgie Kae