Lauren Braden is an outdoors and travel writer in Seattle, and founded the local trip-planning website Northwest TripFinder. She is passionate about connecting Pacific Northwesterners to close-to-home getaways and outdoor adventures that nurture the soul. Her work has been featured in Washington Trails, ParentMap, Outdoors NW, and the Seattle PI, as well as in books on travel, gardening, and citizen activism. She lives in Seattle with her beloved veggie garden, husband, young son, and their golden retriever. Follow Lauren online at nwtripfinder.com or on Twitter @nwtripfinder.
...a colorful, easy-to-read, information-packed, 253-page reference
that offers a full year of fun in nature and something for everyone
in the family.--Cheryl Murfin "Seattle's Child"
...nearly every page had me reaching for the calendar to see when I could find a time to try out some activity or fighting the urge to text someone, 'Let's try this!'--Anne McGregor "Inlander"