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  • Locavore Trip: Lummi IslandLocavore Trip: Lummi Island Posted on: January 30, 2019
    Your locavore life awaits on this bucolic Salish Sea island off the coast of Bellingham. Book a stay at Nettles Farm and cook up your own farm-fresh eats, or splurge on dinner at nearby Willows Inn. When you drive off the tiny ferry (it carries just 22 cars for the 10-minute crossing) onto laid-back Lummi […]
  • NORTHWEST GIFT GUIDE: The LocavoreNORTHWEST GIFT GUIDE: The Locavore Posted on: December 6, 2018
    Salmon, oysters, cranberries, hazelnuts, apples, cider, wine, chanterelles and huckleberries… Pacific Northwest locavores like myself are spoiled rotten with yummy locally-sourced things to eat. And here are some ideas for how you can spoil your favorite locavore even more this holiday season. But first, what the heck is a “locavore,” you ask? Here’s a hint: […]
  • Where to U-Pick Apples near SeattleQ: Where to Go Apple Picking near Seattle? Posted on: September 26, 2018
    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. Dear TripFinder, Autumn is on our minds! Please give me some ideas of where we can take the […]
  • Great County Fairs of OregonGreat County Fairs in Oregon Posted on: August 3, 2018
      I grew up in a small town in southern Illinois that had been settled by Swiss/German Catholic farmers a few centuries ago. Instead of a county fair, we had a fair every August called Kirchenfest on the sprawling church parking lot, and my Dad was in charge of making the funnel cakes. He usually let […]
  • Five Great County Fairs in Washington StateFive Great County Fairs in Washington State Posted on: August 3, 2018
    It’s August, otherwise known throughout the USA as Fair Season! My childhood memories from the county fair where I grew up in rural Illinois are coated in sugar. Puffs of blue cotton candy, popsicles colored like the American flag, a plate of funnel cakes dusted with a heavy coat of sweet powder. Go to any county […]
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