Mikaela Ruland

Mikaela Ruland

Mikaela is a sales and content specialist for National Park Trips Media. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her writing has appeared online for brands like Copper Mountain Ski Area and Keep Nature Wild and in print for the National Park Journals.

Mikaela’s favorite activity in Olympic? Canoeing on Lake Crescent. Make sure you stop by the lodge for a drink in the sunroom afterwards. 

Mikaela’s passion is to inspire others to get out and experience life. She spends most of her free-time outside hiking, skiing, climbing, taking photos, camping, snowshoeing, doing yoga – you name it! When she’s not outside, you can find her exploring hipster coffee shops or on the hunt for Denver’s best mac n’ cheese. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @themillennialoutside

Cape Flattery in Washington near Olympic National Park

Olympic Peninsula Loop Road Trip From Seattle

Circle the national park on this ultimate tour of the Olympic Peninsula with a stop at Cape Flattery the northwest-most point in the continental US.

Pink sunset at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park

National Park Photography Workshops

National Park Trips Media and Tamron have teamed up to offer Photo Workshops inside your favorite national parks.

A couple walks past Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach in Oregon

Pacific Northwest Loop Road Trip Starting in Portland

From Portland to the Olympic National Park and everything in between, you’ll see all the beauty this part of the country holds.

Aerial view of Port Townsend, Washington

Feel the Sea Breeze in Port Townsend

This maritime destination is a must-visit an hour from Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge entrance.

Toasting to a picnic lunch

Experience a Slice of the Olympic Culinary Loop

Authentic food experiences from cider to oysters await in Jefferson County, Wash.

A pair of orcas (killer whales) in Puget Sound. Courtesy photo

Whale Watching Tours with Puget Sound Express

Exciting whale watching tours and wildlife tours around the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands.

Totem pole in Vancouver's Stanley Park

Island-Hopping Pacific Northwest National Park Road Trip

Combine city culture with island life on this loop road trip. Start in Vancouver, Canada then ferry and cross bridges to U.S. islands and national parks.

Red Lion Hotel from the bay

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

Located on the Puget Sound waterfront, just one block from the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, find the only full-service hotel on the Olympic Peninsula.

Sevag Kazanci (left) and Keith Eshelman (right), co-founders of Parks Project

A Parks Project for Goodness Sake

Giving back to national parks with thoughtful products

Wildflower explosion at Mt. Rainier National Park

Tacoma to Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks Road Trip

Visit two of Washington state’s premier national parks on this scenery-packed trip

The view from the suspension bridge on the Staircase Rapids Trail in Olympic National Park

Staircase Rapids Loop Hike in Olympic National Park

Wander through an old-growth forest and see stunning rapids on this 2.1-mile easy hike.

RV and tents in a campground in Olympic National Park in Washington

5 RV Tips for Olympic National Park

This diverse and often overlooked park makes the perfect RV road trip. Only three hours from Seattle, this part of the country feels remote.