Must-Visit Yakima Valley Food Trucks

It’s taken a long time for the food truck scene to come to fruition in the Yakima Valley. But right now, it’s fair to say, the food truck frenzy is…

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Spending a Weekend in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, Washington, is just a two-hour drive from Seattle and is one of the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest. Located east of the Cascade Mountain Range off Interstate 90,…

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The Best Brunch Spots in Spokane

Spokane is known for its Riverfront Park and stunning architecture, but what about food? Join Explore Washington State contributor Molly Lindquist as she takes you on a journey through 7…


Visiting Spokane’s South Perry Neighborhood

If you head south from Spokane’s downtown, you’ll come across the vibrant South Perry neighborhood. Here you’ll find a wellness bar, a brewery, thrift shops, a bakery, a coffee shop,…

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Spending a Weekend at Red Mountain

By Nancy Croisier The first time my husband and I ventured to Red Mountain many years ago, we found ourselves pulling up to a house. Signs guided us through a…

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Wine, Please: A Tour of Walla Walla Food and Wine

Mill Creek was a rush of water through the middle of town – an upwelling of recent snowmelt and rain that careened westward toward the valley and gorge beyond. It…

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Eight Must-Visit Bakeries in Spokane

For those of us with a sweet tooth in Spokane, or for those visiting, there are a variety of candy stores, ice cream shops and coffee shops ready to serve…

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A Visit to Eastside Big Tom: Dinner with the Dinosaurs

Travel into prehistoric times and dine among dinosaurs! This diner goes beyond a good burger and gives you an experience of a lifetime.

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5 Must-Try Places to Get a Quick Lunch in Seattle: From Pike Place Market to SoDo

As people head back into the office, we welcome back that dreaded question, “What are you in the mood to eat for lunch?” I’ve been on a hybrid schedule since…

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A Taste of Yakima Valley

Did you know that your Friday night IPA is likely made from juicy hops grown in Yakima, Washington? Or even the apple on your counter, and the sprig of mint…

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Visiting Wisconsinburger: Midwestern Charm in the Inland Northwest

Not far off of the highway and tucked into the Perry District of Spokane, Wisconsinburger is a Midwestern-themed burger stop you don’t want to miss. From its creative menu to…

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A Visit to Vinman’s Bakery in Quiet Ellensburg

When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be an exchange student in Switzerland. On my return from this life-changing experience, one of the things I…