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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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November in the Northwest

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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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Hold the S’mores! Campfire Restrictions in the Northwest – 2018

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Taking a camping trip this weekend?  Pack your gear using our handy Car Camping Checklist and you won’t forget anything, ever.   UPDATED July 27 2018 Going camping? It’s dry out there. There are lots of campfire restrictions in place. In fact, 2018 marks the sixth summer in a row that has seen restrictions on campfires in the Northwest. […]

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52 Northwest Trips: Take a Vacation Every Weekend

What if you took a vacation every weekend? If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can! Did you forget to make weekends plans again? Our new weekly trip guides feature everything you need to take last minute getaways all year long, save for your packed suitcase and half tank of gas! We’re turning ten […]

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Campfire Bans for September 2017

Taking a camping trip this weekend?  Pack your gear using our handy Car Camping Checklist and you won’t forget anything, ever. UPDATED: September 1, 2017 Going camping? There are campfire restrictions in place. In fact, 2017 marks the fifth summer in a row that has seen restrictions on campfires in the Northwest. It seems it is our new normal. […]

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Five Great Urban Paddles

One of the coolest things about living near the water? Getting out into it.   In much of the Pacific Northwest, our cities and neighborhoods are literally surrounded by sparkling bodies of water—rivers, small lakes, large lakes and even a big, beautiful saltwater sound. And while all this water is lovely to look at, it’s even […]

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Ask TripFinder: Oregon Campervan Road Trip Itinerary?

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Want to rent your own campervan to take the camping road trip I describe below? Browse camper vans, RV’s and travel trailers that you can rent by the night at Outdoorsy. Check out Vagabond Vans which offers converted camper mini vans, Go Camp Campervans for cool pop-up VW Vanagons and Eurovans.  Dear TripFinder, Q: Hey there!  […]

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Guidebook: Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to fall! If you ask me, this is the best season for Northwest weekend getaways for a number of reasons. That’s why I’ve written a book on it! Autumn offers unique, colorful and delicious opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and […]

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Best of the Northwest: July

What’s on your local travel list this month? We dive right in with our monthly spotlight for the Pacific Northwest in July. Keep cool, and enjoy the music, y’all! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ […]

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