Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

August 2011

Rafting Through the Wild Sky

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Have you ever wanted to try something new, fun, and maybe just a little bit dangerous? Guest blogger Kindra Ramos of Everett takes us on a wild ride down the tumbling Skykomish River in Washington’s Central Cascades. Kindra is the Engagement Manager at Washington Trails Association a retired Jet City Rollergirl. Desperate to break routine, […]

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Salmon Fishing in Seattle

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Fishermen were lined up like the poles they held in their hands, neatly spaced apart along the shoreline. I was at Lincoln Park’s Point Williams in West Seattle, a stone’s throw from my house. Some chatter on twitter about a passing pod of orca whales is what coaxed me here on a Friday morning. The […]

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NEWS: Foraging for Clams, Northwest Life Lists, Green Travel

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Summer’s not over yet. (Oh, to be a kid in the Pacific Northwest where the school year starts after Labor Day!) Make these last weekends count, people. 1. KUOW’s Weekday radio program tackled an all-important question last week: What’s on your Northwest Life List? Local travel writer Crai Bower refuses to call it a bucket […]

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Q&A: Keren Brown, author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle

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Northwest TripFinder (aka Lauren Braden) pulled up an ethernet cord with Frantic Foodie (aka Keren Brown), author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle, for a little chat about her new book. Lauren: When did it dawn on you that you are a “foodie?” Keren: I have always liked great food but when I realized that I could […]

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Northwest Bookshelf: Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle

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It’s no big secret that I’m not from Seattle. I let loose a y’all now and again, and I still mispronounce “Yakima,” ending it with a muh instead of a maw. These are common Midwestern transplant missteps. But after 15 years here, the lines are blurring. Just the other day, while noshing on some grilled sea scallops over […]

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Deluxe on a Budget Near Victoria’s Inner Harbor

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Victoria’s Inner Harbor is a fun, bustling place to be. Small houseboats and big, fancy hotels line the harbor, backdropped by the striking Baroque revival Parliamentary buildings. Street strollers gather to watch mime artists or listen to bagpipers. The harbor itself, small as it is, hosts fishing boats, foot taxis and big ferry boats as they go to […]

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West Seattle’s Blackboard Bistro: Believe the Hype

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I live on a budget. You read my blog, you know this. But an excellent meal out once in awhile– this is one of the things in life that we save up for and enjoy. Yet too often, a new restaurant comes along and its got a lot of buzz, and we pay for a […]

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Tasting Hand-crafted Beer in Portland

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Do you know the feeling? You sink down into a hand-hewn wooden booth at a Portland brewpub and before you is a piece of paper with about 127 different tap beers on it. And you’re supposed to actually decide? Well, sometimes, you don’t have to decide on just one beer. Go for the tasting flight. […]

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Vancouver: Walk the West End

“There’s an enormous music store, tiny kebab shops, the youth hostel…” Read More: Nerd’s Eye View

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Five Great Oregon Coast Camping Trips

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No reservations? No problem. Get our FREE GUIDE to Last-Minute Camping in the Pacific Northwest. When summer finally comes to the Pacific Northwest, it passes too quickly. Those twelve or so sunny weekends must be cherished and savored. There’s no better place to spend the warm, sunny days of summer than outside. Even better? Spend your […]

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Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest