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liberty bell from washington pass

Washington State is known for its gloomy and rainy weather. While a lot of people want to avoid going outdoors during autumn, I think it’s the best time of the year to explore. The fall footage and the moody, foggy Pacific Northwest vibes make everything look enchanting.  Driving North Cascades Highway Whether you want to…

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surfer at westport beach

There’s nothing like a trip to the Washington coast. Though I live near the rocky shores of Bellingham Bay and enjoy easy access to saltwater, nothing compares to the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean. Recently, my family took a trip to Westport, where we spent a couple of days exploring state parks and simply…

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kayakers on lake crescent

As road trips and nature have become the go-to for travel this year, Washington state offers so much to explore. The Olympic Peninsula is an incredible family escape offering something that everyone can enjoy, including your little ones.  Port Townsend Even if only for a quick lunch and stroll, this town is a must while…

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New Dungeness Light Station with beach wood

When I picture myself hiking in the Pacific Northwest, I always see myself set amongst a familiar backdrop — tall trees and even taller mountains. Winding forest streams carve their way through deep valleys of lush green foliage. It’s not hiking if there’s no tree roots to snag your boot on nor any hard rocks…

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Aerial view of Tacoma waterfront

Located 33 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is a dynamic waterfront city whose art museums, outdoor recreation and brewery scene have turned it into a thriving Washington destination. In 2019 the city completed a major transformation — converting its former smelter site into a stunning waterfront park at Dune Peninsula. Tacoma’s waterfront walks alone are…

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trees and river landscape

Only 9 miles northwest of downtown Spokane, lucky visitors will stumble upon the cozy community of Nine Mile Falls. There are plenty of worthwhile experiences, breathtaking views and culinary treats on both sides of the river. Even though it is just a short drive from the city, Nine Mile Falls provides a great getaway to…

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For a while, I lived in a van. When it was time to explore any given place I usually gave myself an unlimited time limit on my adventuring since I lived where I parked. When it came time to hike in Mt. Rainier National Park, and after already doing my fair share of travel up…

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Have you ever walked into a place, whether a restaurant, a store or a hotel and immediately felt right at home? Have you found that a style of business was so in line with your personality that the last thing you wanted to think about was leaving? That’s exactly what I found during my recent…

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Pasco Bridge

Visit Pasco, Washington for a dose of history, delicious food and waterfront parks along the Columbia River. Pasco is a small city located in Eastern Washington that is part of the Tri-Cities, along with Richland and Kenewick. History of Pasco Pasco is full of history and stories. Louis and Clark passed through what is now…

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Northwest Whatcom County is a hotspot for family-friendly adventures. Home to two state parks, miles of beach access, a brewery and fresh seafood eateries, it’s the go-to destination for folks seeking a beach vacation near Bellingham. From Semiahmoo to Birch Bay and Blaine, here’s how to spend a weekend in Northwest Whatcom County.  Semiahmoo Surrounded…

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