Q: How to Visit the Rain Forest from Seattle?

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 […]

CAMP & RIDE: Champoeg State Heritage Area

Set on the south bank of the Willamette River just southeast of Newberg is one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. When we stumbled upon Champoeg State Heritage Area during a day of Yamhill Valley wine tasting, I instantly wanted to curl up in one of their adorable yurts and listen to the bluebirds sing outside my window. […]

National Parks, Forests Close in U.S. Government Shutdown

Posted: October 1, 2013 9am PST Got camping permits to backpack into Yellowstone National Park this week? You might want to make other plans. Planning to go see vibrant fall color at Mount Rainier? Sorry. Spending some crisp October nights at the historic Crater Lake National Park Lodge? Good luck. The United States Government has […]