May 2012

Columbia River Kayaking

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tours: history/culture, sightseeing, guided recreation, nature, custom tours available, rentals available. 1391 West SR 4 Skamokawa WA 98647 map and directions 360.849.4016  |  columbiariverkayaking.com email: info@columbiariverkayaking.com Kayak tours and instruction on the Lower Columbia River and beyond. Experienced guides lead you through old growth Sitka Spruce swamps and wildlife refuges, retracing the paddle strokes of the […]

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NEWS: Small Town Escapes, Digging for Dinner and More

I quit my job. Really. Yes, in this economy. No, I’m not crazy. Well, yeah, sure, I am a little. But I’m not that crazy. After nine awesome, incredible years as the communications director for Washington Trails Association, I decided it was time for a change. You can read about it here if you want to. It’s […]

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Q: Good Day Trips with Kids near Seattle?

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Dear TripFinder, Can you recommend a fun, inexpensive day trip I could take with my 9 year old son? We’ve done whale-watching and hiking (but wouldn’t turn down a good trail). Thank you. Ann from Edmonds, Wash. Dear Ann, Yes! Summer lodging rates are more expensive and vacancy is scarce, so doing some of your local summertime […]

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Northwest Getaway: The South Shore of Hood Canal

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It’s barely noon when we pull into the tiny town of Union, one of a handful of communities that dot the south shore of Washington’s Hood Canal. Above us, periwinkle sky is peeking through clouds, and across the glacier-carved fjord sit snow-capped Olympic mountains. If Union has one thing going for it, it has location. […]

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Q: Where to Stay in Vancouver with Kids?

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Dear TripFinder, We have a 8 year old DD and a 4 year old DS. Where are good places to stay in Vancouver BC? We would like to not have to drive much–if not at all.  Thanks! Kris Dear Kris, My favorite spot to stay with kids in Vancouver is on the vibrant and lively West End […]

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Northwest Festivals: May

Please note! We’ve added a festivals and events calendar! Event organizers – you can submit your tourism-related festival or event right here for FREE.   Well, the weather outside is splendid! From birdwatching to food carts, May is promising to be a pretty fun month in the Pacific Northwest.   Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, May 4 – May […]

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State Park Cabins in Oregon, from Rustic to Deluxe

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Picture this. After an unexpectedly chilly night spent sleeping on the hard, bumpy ground at a local state park, you skip your morning shower (too cold!) only to get rained on from the sky while eating instant oatmeal, shivering in your gortex. It’s car camping in the Northwest! And if you’ve had an overnight experience […]

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