Category: Featured Destinations

Things to do in Hansville, WA

Hansville is located on the northern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, just north of Kingston. With sweeping views of the Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Puget Sound, it's a great spot for watching wildlife and marine traffic. Hansville is a sleepy bedroom community, not really a tourist area, but for...

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Peace Arch Park at the WA / Canadian Border

If you're driving across the Washington State border into British Columbia via the Blaine / Surrey I-5 crossing and you have some time to spare, you might want to consider visiting the Peace Arch International Park.  If you don't have time to spare, and there's a long line at the...

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Foul Weather Bluff, a Gem of an Excursion

Hansville, WA is more of a bedroom community than anything else, however they do have a couple of great sites for the adventurous traveler.  Foul Weather Bluff Preserve is a gem of an excursion, however it can be hard to find. There is no signage whatsoever for this little stroll...

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Visiting Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort area is located high above Golden, British Columbia, which is a main highway route toward Banff National Park. My time in Kicking Horse was toward the end of a leg of travel in which I had previously spent in the Banff, Calgary and Canmore areas. My...

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A Trek up Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier offers up more than fifty different hikes throughout the National Park.  During the summer months you will experience an abundance of beauty, from wildflower meadows to breathtaking glaciers, waterfalls, streams to shimmering lake views with Mount Rainier reflecting across their surface.  This is to say nothing of the...

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Trekking Through the Olympic Peninsula Area

During the summer months there are few places as superlative as the Pacific Northwest.  Everything is lush and green from its continuous supply of moisture.  When the sun breaks free of the overcast skies it opens up a world of contrast full of depth, color and splendor. I was born...

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Glacier National Park, an Overview

I have wanted to make the trek to Glacier National Park for years now, so it was nice to see my desires realized. While I was there, Glacier was celebrating its 100 years as a National Park. 100 years ago there were more than 150 glaciers in the park; today,...

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In Calgary Today…

I spent the day in Calgary today and went to the Winter Olympic training center where the 1988 Olympics were held.  It was pretty cool to get up-close to the various venues, e.g. the ski jumps, bobsleigh, etc.  In the summer months the park is used for mountain biking, zip...

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The Wonder and Mystique of Sedona, AZ

Sedona is one of those magical places that should be on everyone's top-20 list of places to visit.  The brilliance of the red rock spires, the adventure of exploration,  the spiritual feeling one gets when meditating on the serene banks of Oak Creek...it's just an amazing place. There is so...

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An Overview of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton

The majestic Teton Mountain range rises from the valley floor of Jackson Hole, Wyoming—reaching  nearly 14,000 feet toward the sky. Geologists say Jackson Hole formed more then ten million years ago as the valley floor was uplifted west of a major fault line and dropped to its east.  What formed...

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An Overview of Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is probably the "grand daddy" of the National Park system, although you might be surprised to learn that it is not the most popular.  Any guesses?  I myself would have guessed "The Grand Canyon," however the most popular, by-far-and-away, are The Great Smoky Mountains (with just under...

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An Overview of Dillon, Montana

I came to Dillon, Montana for one reason only, to visit a very dear friend of mine—otherwise I can't imagine it being on my radar as a place I had to go.  While I enjoyed my time there in the quaint little town, Dillon is more a place for raising...

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