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Q: Wine Tasting Trip to the Willamette Valley?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: Hi, We are travelling to Portland Oregon in late June for a 4 day long weekend and are looking to spend some time wine tasting in the Willamette Valley. Any recommendations for restaurants, vineyards or B&B’s in the area? We will have a car. Thanks! -Kathleen from Calgary Dear Kathleen, Yes! A visit […]

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Wine for Thanksgiving in the Willamette Valley

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UPDATED for 2014 Before we were parents, before the mornings of waking up at 3am to our son singing Band on the Run in his underwear after turning on every light in the house, my husband and I took leisurely romantic getaways. Ah, the memories. Our favorite, perfect Northwest weekend getaway was wine tasting in Oregon’s […]

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Explore the Willamette Valley

View Oregon Trip Finder Map in a larger map >> rolling vineyards The Willamette River flows for more than 150 miles from south of Eugene to the Columbia River at Portland. The river snakes gently in its valley between Oregon’s two major mountain ranges, the Cascades to the east and the Coast Range to the […]

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Best of the Northwest: July

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What’s on your local travel list this month? We dive right in with our monthly spotlight for the Pacific Northwest in July. Keep cool, and enjoy the music, y’all! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ […]

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Tulip Festivals Jump Start Spring in the Northwest

There’s something about rows upon rows of brightly-colored tulips that screams: GOODBYE, WINTER! HELLO, SPRING! The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1-30, 2014.  Will you be going? Because we have a nice scenic drive itinerary for the Skagit flats that might help you plan your trip, with places to eat and things to do in the Skagit Valley. Farmers have […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Silver Falls State Park

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Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here. At Silver Falls State Park, you’re in the best of both worlds–a stone’s throw from Willamette Valley wine […]

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Autumn Cheap Sleeps: Affordable Getaways in the Pacific Northwest

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Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here.   I’ve saved some vacation days, and I hope you have, too. For fall lovers like me  this […]

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CAMP & RIDE: Champoeg State Heritage Area

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Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here. Set on the south bank of the Willamette River just southeast of Newberg is one of Oregon’s best […]

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My Book: Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

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Welcome to fall! Autumn offers unique, colorful and delicious opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon with my new book:  Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest.  This inspiring guide includes 13 trips: harvest vacations, seaside […]

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A Spa in the Woods: Dip into Northwest Hot Springs

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This article is an excerpt from my travel guidebook, Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest, available for Amazon Kindle and Kindle apps. I hope you will buy it and take many local trips this fall. Thanks! It’s hard to believe, but fall and winter are the quiet seasons at Northwest hot springs. Even with an […]

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