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Top Picks from REI’s Biggest Outdoor Gear Sale

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I have to say, it’s quite thoughtful of REI to have their biggest sale of the year just as I’m planning our summer camping trips and figuring out all the gear we need. This isn’t just a clearance sale–many of the deals are new gear products, discounted as much as 30% off. Check out the sale; it ends May 25. […]

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Gear Closet: Up to 50% at REI

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The holidays are so over, as are last year’s models of many outdoor gear items. If you’re like me and don’t mind last year’s leftovers when they come 50% off, head on over to REI.com and check out their January clearance sale. Here are some highlights from the sale. Thanks for reading Northwest TripFinder. See […]

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Gifts for Intrepid Pacific Northwesterners

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The holidays are upon us. Whether you give lots of gifts this time of year or spread your generosity across the seasons, you might find yourself stumped over choosing the perfect present for the local traveler in your life. Here’s a little guide to some of our favorite things for local travelers this year. Whether your […]

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Cozy Camping: Reboot Your Campsite for Fall and Winter

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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.   The best thing about autumn? Just being outside. Sweaters against cool air, the faint smell of woodsmoke, wild […]

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Gear Closet: Camping Gear Springtime Deals

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The best thing about gear companies creating new models every single year? Clearance sales. Here are some screamin’ deals on camping gear right now.  Big Agnes Tent The one big piece of gear our family needs right now is a family-sized tent for car camping. The Big Agnes Mad House 4 Tent has long been one of […]

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Patagonia Offers Free Holiday Shipping

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I was browsing Patagonia.com this morning, looking for a replacement for the fleece hat I lost to the Pacific Ocean on a windy day. They don’t make the exact same hat that I lost, which is a bummer because it was the best hat I’ve ever owned. However, they have plenty of other great products and deals […]

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Outdoor Experts Share their Favorite Tents

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Summer is around the corner and I can almost taste the mountain huckleberries. And that means camping season is around the corner, too. Have you pitched a tent in the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest yet this year? We recently checked in with folks who have — all of them avid explorers of the great […]

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How To Choose a Camping Tent that Will Last

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Why camp on your summer vacation? How about because it’s loads of fun? Because you create lifelong memories with people you love over a crackling campfire. Because coffee tastes better outside. Because you don’t care if you have twigs in your hair or corn in your teeth. Because… s’mores. Because camping will also save you a […]

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Amp Your Camp

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Camping season is officially here! In just a few short weeks, we’ll be sleeping under the stars atop a plateau in the Eastern Washington desert. How about you? Have you made your campground reservations yet? If so, it seems the only task left is to fill in the gaps on your camping checklist. Here at Northwest TripFinder, […]

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Northwest Gear Closet: Sweet Deals on Camping Gear

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We scoured the internet for camping and adventure travel deals and this is what we’ve found. Prices are as we state them at the time of publication. CAMPING GEAR REI Lumen +40 Sleeping Bag DEAL: 26% off right now at $109 WHY WE LOVE IT: Because you don’t need a zero degree bag in summer, so why […]

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