REI

February 2010

Why Tourism Matters

In my state of Washington, the economic recession has hit state budgets extremely hard.  Our state legislature is currently grappling with fixes to fill a $2.6 billion budget gap; this is on top of a $7 billion budget shortfall they dealt with last year. These are big numbers, and they’re resulting in big, deep cuts […]

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Take a Volunteer Vacation, and Be Outside

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Have you ever been on a hiking trail and thought, “I wonder how this got here?” Look at the trail the next time you go on a hike–really look at it, and notice the footbridges, boardwalk, rock steps, and switchbacks. Whether you’re at Mount Rainier or the Hoh rainforest, that trail under your boots was […]

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Cama Beach Cabin Practicalities

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My overall impression of the cabins at Cama Beach State Park? They live up to the hype. This is an incredible escape during the off-season months.

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Getting Around Vancouver on Foot Ferries

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Vancouver. Those of us just  south of the border know how lucky we are to have this fabulous cosmopolitan city just a short drive or train ride away. Vancouver is chock full of favorite things-– fabulous ethnic restaurants on Denman, the Museum of Vancouver, Stanley Park, the Granville Island Public Market… just to name a […]

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Nine Romantic Northwest Getaways

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Updated for 2017 Valentines Day. Three-day weekends. Anniversaries. The year is full of opportunities to woo your sweetheart with the romance of the Pacific Northwest! A romantic getaway doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make any weekend special and romantic on one of these dreamy, affordable getaways in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. How to Make […]

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