Jenn Maples is a freelance health & travel writer and nutritional therapist based in Snoqualmie, Washington. When she’s not researching gluten-free, dairy-free places to eat around the PNW (or making allergen-free recipes at home), you’ll find her out on the trails, training for her next half marathon. See more of her work at jennmaples.com.
Eat, Drink and Stay Warm: 17 Restaurants With Cozy Outdoor Seating
Personally, I love a good patio … in the summer that is. But winter? That’s a totally different story, until now. Thanks to a little government funding and a lot of innovation, several restaurants across Washington have amped up their outdoor dining game. And if you’re like me, you’re thrilled to continue supporting our local […]
Best Rain Gear for PNW Runners (from an Actual PNW Runner)
Although I’m a Seattle transplant, I’ve endured enough Pacific Northwest winters (25 of them to be exact) to hold my own in the midst of constant sideways drizzle, prickly ice/rain mixes and the kind of unforgiving dampness that can only be corrected by a ridiculously hot shower or several hours in front of the fireplace. […]
Open and Scooping: The Northwest’s Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Shops
As kids we all screamed for it. As adults, we’re still screaming, but for some of us (myself included) we need a version that doesn’t include dairy as the main ingredient. Bonus points if it also doesn’t include artificial colors, fake flavors or GMOs. If you’re dairy-free or follow a vegan or plant-based diet, you […]