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Nine Romantic Northwest Getaways

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Valentines Day. Three-day weekends. Anniversaries. The year is full of opportunities to woo your sweetheart with the romance of the Pacific Northwest! A romantic getaway doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make any weekend special and romantic on one of these dreamy, affordable getaways in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. How to Make a Cheap Getaway […]

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STAY & PLAY: Mount Baker

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There are two kinds of Northwesterners – those who know about the awesomeness of Mount Baker, and those who don’t (yet). I’m about to put you in the first camp, and once you visit Baker for the first time you will go back, again and again. The Mount Baker Highway (Hwy 542) is a spur route that […]

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Locavore Trip: Lummi Island

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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 […]

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Northwest Bucket List: New Years Resolutions for More Adventure

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January. The month of resolutions, new beginnings, fun planning, and fresh starts. This month, our bucket list is all about infusing your 2019 New Years’ Resolutions with sustainable, local Pacific Northwest adventures. Read on for a bunch of great ideas, and Happy Exploring! 2019 Northwest Adventure Resolutions: Watch more wildlife: Bald Eagles are year-round residents […]

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Winter Outdoors: Ice Skating Rinks in the Pacific Northwest

Imagine skating in circles with your sweetie among gently-falling snow, a chill in the air and a mug of hot cocoa on your mind. Winter at its best. Got ice skates? If you don’t have a pair of your own, you’ll be able to rent them for the whole family at most of these outdoor […]

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Northwest Bucket List: December

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  Last Christmas, many lowland areas of the Pacific Northwest woke up to a very rare sight–snow was falling gently from the sky, enough to stick around for a few hours and build some elf-sized snowmen in our Seattle backyard. It was our first White Christmas in a nearly a decade, but alas it was […]

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Northwest Bookshelf: 52 Seattle Adventures with Kids

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You’ve got kids, and you’re a busy family. So who in your house has the time in their day to plan out fun-filled, unique, kid-friendly adventures near Seattle every single weekend that will enthrall your children and make the most of every season? No one does! Which is why ParentMap just published this book that does […]

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Northwest Bucket List: November

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  What are you thankful for? It’s a question we all ponder together his time of year. And while my family, friends and good health top my list, I have loads of gratitude for all of my favorite Northwesty things, too. Like the fresh-plucked chanterelles at my farmers’ market last weekend on which dirty fir […]

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Northwest Bucket List: October

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October. And the trees are stripped bare, of all they wear, what do I care…  Autumn’s crisp days and cool nights have me wrapped up in fleece and I’m definitely not complaining.  Fall is my favorite season for exploring the Pacific Northwest, from visits to vineyards and orchards filled with ripe apples, to squeezing in […]

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Ask TripFinder: Where to Go Apple Picking near Seattle?

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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. Dear TripFinder, Autumn is on our minds! Please give me some ideas of where we can take the […]

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