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Q: Oregon Campervan Trip Ideas?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: Hey there!  My fiancé and I are headed to Oregon to elope in April,  we are renting a camper van! Any recommendations on must sees? I was thinking a mix of woods/coast?   – Nicki Dear Nicki, Congrats on your engagement and uber-cool upcoming honeymoon! What a cool trip, and perfect season to do […]

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Q: Where to Find Campgrounds with Showers near Mt. Rainier?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: We’re planning to camp this summer at Mt. Rainier to view wildlife and wildflowers. None of the Park’s campsites have showers though. Any campground recommendations close by that offer a chance to get cleaned up each night after a day of hiking? – Beth  Dear Beth, It’s true–most National Park campgrounds have […]

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Q: Great Camping near the Tri-Cities?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: I recently moved to tri cities and love to camp and fish. Are there any forest areas that have good camping within 100 miles? – Terek  Dear Terek, First, only because some readers may not know this, the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland and Pasco) are in Washington’s desert country in the south central […]

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Q: Great Northwest Getaways Under $100 a Night?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: Our family is on a budget but we still need to get out of town once in awhile. Where can my family (me, wife, baby) go for a fun summer weekend for under or around $100 a night? We’d like to avoid chain hotels and dingy roadside motels, if possible. We’d prefer destinations that are within a few hours’ […]

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Q: Peak Wildflowers at Mt. Rainier National Park?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: I am trying to decide between Ohanapecosh and Cougar Rock campgrounds for a reservation this summer.  I would like to be able to go view wildflowers towards the end of July. Is Paradise or Sunrise better for that and based on that which campground would you suggest? – Mary S. Dear Mary, At […]

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Q: Where to Go on the Oregon Coast without Crowds?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: We feel dizzy looking at all the great little towns and parks along the Oregon Coast, but we’ve only got two nights to make a sidetrip there this September (we’ll be in Portland for a wedding). Can you recommend a small seaside town on the Oregon Coast where we can experience local beach culture without […]

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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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Q: Where to Camp at Mt. Rainier?

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No reservations? No problem. Get our FREE GUIDE to Last-Minute Camping in the Pacific Northwest. Dear TripFinder, Q: I want to plan a family trip to Mt. Rainier National Park in August. Which Mt. Rainier campground would be best as a base camp for a family visiting the Paradise area for hiking? How essential are campground […]

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Q: How to Visit the Rain Forest from Seattle?

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Dear TripFinder, I’ve got friends coming in from Belgium in 2 weeks. They wanted to tour the Olympic Rain Forest. What can I tell them they can do when they arrive in Seattle (headed ultimately for Yakima)? -Karen in Yakima   Dear Karen, My answer depends how long your friends have to sneak in a […]

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Q: Vacation Rental Cabins near Mt. Hood?

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Dear TripFinder, Q: Any suggestions for vacation rental sites for large cabins around Mt. Hood?  – Adina from Seattle    Dear Adina, Many of our Northwest mountain communities have cabins that are second homes, and owners often rent these out as vacation rentals when they aren’t using them. Around ski areas, it’s not uncommon to find […]

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