Spring is here and nowhere is that more evident than the fields of Skagit Valley in Washington, which hosts its annual tulip festival from April 1-30th. Just look at the amazing colors of these flowers (millions in fact) spread across hundreds of acres just 60-miles north of Seattle, near Mount Vernon. One of the things I love about this event is its simplicity. There's not a lot of formal to-dos or hokey events—Skagit Valley mostly just lets the tulips speak for themselves. The festival's website does offer a handy Field Map visitors can use to navigate their way around (stop by the "Tulip Office" when you get to town and pick one up). I love the idea of renting a bike for the day, meandering down the country roads past farm after farm, awash with all the colors of the rainbow.