Category: Washington

San Juan Islands road trip

Snuggly ensconced between Northwestern Washington and Vancouver Island is a collection of landmasses that yield to the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea. The 172 islands, each with its own distinct appeal, are known collectively as the San Juan Islands. Only four of the islands are serviced by the...

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Riding the Washington State Ferries

Washington State Ferries is an integral part of the transportation system; most of the routes are to destinations within the Puget Sound area of Seattle. While the ferry system is used as daily transportation for many commuting to work in Seattle, the ferries are also a great way for tourists...

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Olympic Peninsula Road Trip Map

Your complete road trip guide to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state You don’t have to drive the full 300+ mile loop around the Olympic Peninsula, but if you do you’ll see picturesque shoreline, waterfalls, pristine lakes, mountain views and even a rainforest. Start your trip with a ferry ride...

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Jimgermanbar in Waitsburg, WA

While I was in Walla Walla, Washington staying at the ever-so-quaint Fat Duck Inn, the proprietor (Alexa) invited to take me to this up-and-coming little town about 20 miles north called, Waitsburg.  Founded in 1859, Waitsburg is a cute town that seems to be reemerging as a hip destination with...

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Tantalize all your senses at Pike Place Market

With a mix of fishmonger's, florists, local farmers to restauranteurs and entertainers, it's no wonder Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is such a popular place among visitors and locals alike.  The vast array of sounds, vibrant colors, textures, aromas and flavors, will put your human senses into overdrive.  Rain...

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Avoid the headaches, take the Seattle Water Taxi

Driving and parking in or around downtown Seattle is about as fun as poking needles in your eyes.  If you live near West Seattle, thankfully there is an easy and convenient way to reach many of the wonderful attractions that downtown Seattle has to offer...the Water Taxi.  The Seattle Water...

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Visiting Leavenworth, WA in the Winter

If you want to get into the holiday spirit, there is no place better to do so than a visit to Leavenworth, Washington.  This Bavarian themed city is located in the central part of Washington State and provides all the necessary ingredients for a fun-filled time during the winter months...

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Vantage Bridge Wild Horses Monument Display

This horse sculpture display was created by artist, David Govedare and is located right in the middle of Washington state.  The display can be seen from viewpoints along I-90 on the east side of the Columbia River…the best "vantage" point is about two miles east of the Vantage Bridge across...

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Fun Foraging at Fort Flagler

Part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound, Fort Flagler, along with Fort Worden and Fort Casey once guarded the entrance to Puget Sound. These posts, established in the late 1890s, became the first line of defense to prevent a hostile fleet from reaching the Bremerton Naval Yard and the...

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Marymere Falls, A Jewel in the Pacific Northwest

Located near Lake Crescent Lodge, along the northern border of the Olympic National Park, Marymere Falls is a popular hike among visitors.  Steep mountain ridges rise up around the area making the hike quite picturesque.  It isn’t the highest or most dramatic waterfall I’ve ever seen, but certainly worth the...

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A Trek Through the Sol Duc Rainforest

Located on the western side of the Olympic National Park, Sol Duc is believed to be an Indian term meaning sparkling water—which is appropriate for an area so abundant with crystal-clear H2O. For over 100 years people have been flocking to the Sol Duc Hot Springs for pleasure and health...

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