Visiting big amazing cities is AWESOME but as a traveler, you have to remember that many of the AMAZING things in the world are found just a little ways OUTSIDE the city limits.
And Seattle is no different.
Drive east about 30 miles outside of Seattle and you will find one of the North America's wonders-- The Snoqualmie Falls. I saw this last year with Mads and Jess and was happy when Gitte (the colleague I am traveling with) asked about visiting it this weekend. It really is an incredible thing to see.
Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 foot waterfall located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains....isn't that awesome.... a waterfall in the CASCADING (yeah, I modified the word a bit) Mountains?
As I stood there watching the water spill over those granite cliffs, I remembered a shirt that I had seen in the gift shop.... a shirt that encourages us to take a little LIFE ADVICE from the waterfalls.....
They really are words to live by:
1. Go with the flow.
2. Roar with excitement.
3. Let your cares fall away.
5. Immerse yourself in nature.
6. Stay active.
7. And my personal favorite..... Make a splash!
So when you travel, remember these 4 things:
1. Pack comfy shoes.....
2. Get OUT of downtown...
3. Journey OFF the beaten path....
4. Prepare to be amazed.
You won't be disappointed!