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View of the Waikiki Beach Lighthouse in Washington

Who needs to hop on a flight and wing their way across the Pacific for some primo beach adventures when you can do the same thing closer to home? Like walking on Waikiki Beach and hiking a coastal forest loop in January. On the Washington coast. Nestled in a cove fronting the Columbia River on…

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Lake Whatcom in Whatcom County

Tucked into the northwest corner of the Evergreen State, Whatcom County’s 2,503 square miles have a well-earned reputation for epic Northwest beauty. While Birch Bay State Park, the Peace Arch in Blaine and Semiahmoo County Park may be better known, Whatcom County also offers hidden treasures of the lesser known variety. From parks and lakes…

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Here in the Evergreen State, we have a pretty great reputation for our mountains, our coffee and our rain. If that isn’t awesome enough, we are also fortunate enough to be the home to three National Parks! Each of these parks offers its own unique scenery, activities and vibes to enjoy. While Washington is definitely…

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welcome to cle elum

If you are a Washington resident, or even a newcomer to the state, you know that driving over the Snoqualmie Pass can be treacherous at times. Even during sunny seasons, driving from one side of the state to the other can be exhausting.  You need somewhere to stop where you don’t have to drive fully…

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Lake Sylvia, Six 'Fido Friendly' Walks in Grays Harbor

Baby, it’s cold outside, but you and Fido need some outdoor exercise. Don’t let cold weather keep you or your dog cooped up during the winter months. Bundle up and explore these seven “Fido Friendly” trails in southwest Washington’s Grays Harbor County. Leashed dogs are welcome at all of these sites. Aberdeen 1. Johns River…

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grain bin inn

Just 15 miles north of Pasco sits one of the most unique Airbnbs in the State of Washington. A few years ago, a couple decided to convert a grain bin into a cozy two-story home. The Inn is the perfect place to get some peace and relaxation. The Grain Bin Inn The Grain Bin Inn is…

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Sweet Mickey's candy shop in Seattle

Walking inside Sweet Mickey’s retro-styled candy store on Ballard Avenue, I was expecting to learn more about the eternal appeal of crafted sugar in all its forms and flavors. I’ve toured jelly bean factories and chocolate production lines, but Sweet Mickey’s is a next-level candy destination. As we begin this year’s season of sugarplums, candy…

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Lake Chelan Riverfront Park view from AirBnb Patio

The name Chelan has its origins in Tsillan, a Salish indigenous word which means “Deep Water.” True to its name, this beautiful glacier-fed freshwater lake is almost 1,500 feet deep and about 380 feet below sea level at its deepest point. Located at the foothills of the North Cascades, flanked by the Chelan mountains, this…

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Adirondack chairs at quinault lodge

“The lake between two rivers”, Lake Quinault is a glacially-carved lake situated at the edge of pristine temperate rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s the ideal jumping-off point for Olympic National Park adventures. With massive moss-covered trees, rushing waterfalls and cozy accommodations in mind, my partner and I booked a stay at Lake Quinault Lodge…

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