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A Weekend Away - The Search for the Vance Creek Bridge

On our way back to Seattle we were bundled under a blanket on the bench seat of the van, smelling like campfire and coffee. A yellow raincoat was draped over the back of the passenger seat. The windshield wipers were swishing. We had decided to get away to the woods for a weekend, despite the notorious Pacific Northwest gloom having erased the last traces of summer. The plan was simple: wrangle some wool socks and playing cards, fire up Buttercup and Shelly (the vans), and once everyone was off work Friday, head toward the Olympic Peninsula. After we changed our mind about sleeping in a grim looking parking lot, we found a wooded area close to the nearby lake to park the...

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Iceland: The Coolest Country to Visit this Winter

We often think summertime is the only time to travel - but if you think about it, there can be some serious drawbacks. Long lines for all the attractions you want to see, back sweat from the heat, and tourist trap galore - no thanks! Instead, consider going on a little holiday during the winter season. Imagine walking into an ancient cathedral or on a nice walk in a famous park and having nobody there but you and maybe a companion or two. That’s how life can be for you if you decide to visit Iceland this winter season. Iceland has beauty that’s been unspoiled by tourists - you never feel swamped like you do in so many other places. But,...

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Our Story

Ember & Earth began in 2014, when founders Ciaran Jackson and Daniel Cummins ended their search for the perfect rain jacket, by deciding to create their own. Growing up in Ireland, with its beautiful landscape but predominantly rainy weather made having a good rain jacket a necessity, and after years of searching, they realised how difficult these jackets were to find. They wanted something that was both suitable for the ever-changing weather and looked traditional, yet was contemporary and stylish. The few that they did source fell short on quality, or were practically unaffordable.       With everything they wanted in mind, they sat down with some yellow polyvinyl tablecloth and a sowing machine, and set out to design their own take...

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