REI

June 2011

Port Townsend Farmer’s Markets

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You have heard me go on and on about my adoration for farmer’s markets before. My friends will tell you that I drag them for miles off a previously-planned itinerary if I see a sign for one. But this past weekend, it was my friend Susan who spotted it first. We were on our way […]

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Tasting Cider on Vancouver Island

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Is wine totally passé? That’s a cider flight. Before our lunchtime stop at Merridale Cider in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley a few months ago, I couldn’t have told you a single thing about English-style craft cider. Now, I’ll tell you a thing or two. It rocks with food. Really good cider (and Merridale’s  is really good […]

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Cheap Sleeps: Step Up Your Game

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As a budget traveler, I sometimes lament the loss of quality, affordable places to stay. Travel, even local travel, has gotten far more expensive than it used to be while at the same time, our wages have more or less stayed the same (if we managed to hold onto our jobs these past few years.) Maybe because […]

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NEWS: BC Road Trips, Camping at Fort Casey

It’s feeling like a stretch to remember that the summer solstice is a week away. Luxuriously long days remind us, sure. But my puffy down vest is getting a lot of use. Too much use. Kale is exploding in our garden, though, a benefit of the cooler June in Seattle. Here’s hoping for a real start […]

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All About Vancouver

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This week in Northwest travel, our Friday Five is all about Vancouver, British Columbia. Six hundred travel bloggers and travel industry peeps are converging on our beloved metropolis of Vancouver this weekend for Travel Blog Exchange. I regrettably cannot go (waaa!) – read about why, as well as my Ode to Travel Bloggers – right […]

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NEWS: Oregon Road Trip, National Trails Day

This week in Northwest travel, here are the things that caught my eye. It’ll be here every Friday. 1) Tomorrow is National Trails Day. Trails are our pathways into the great outdoors, from the wild Olympics to the South Cascades. Celebrate with a hike! If you live in Washington state, WTA.org has this handy dandy […]

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