North Central Washington


Welcome to my NCW inspired online guide.

This blog is a fun and informative local's guide to the best of North Central Washington (NCW) from my perspective.  The content of this lifestyle blog is to inspire you to experience the best in eating, shopping, and playing in a region appropriately described as Washington's playground.  Rich in natural beauty, outdoor fun, family entertainment,  and a growing entreprenuerial spirit of new businesses to serve you, the NCW region is an incredible place to live and visit!  - Lisa Traum

Backyard Spotlights

Fun, relevant, and informative spotlights on my favorite local places and products.


About NCW


The North Central Washington region is a beautiful landscape of mountains, rivers, lakes, high desert and quaint small towns that each have their own distinct character and attraction, all conveniently located within 75 miles of each other. Wineries, outdoor recreation, fine dining and great shopping can be found in each community.


Getting Married in NCW?

When it comes to planning any celebration in North Central Washington, you want the best of the best.  Check out my list of suggested wedding industry vendors.