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Chasing Summer on San Juan Island

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. I can hardly believe that summer is over. Wait a minute– did I really just type that? I’m […]

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Striking Gold in Jacksonville, Oregon

Neither Brian or I are terribly decisive people. We can go back and forth for hours, even days, over the simplest of things. And there we were at dinnertime, downtown Jacksonville, Oregon. Never before had I seen a small town spanning only two short blocks with so many enticing options. We chose Bella Union, (okay […]

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The Economics of Cheap Sleeps

“The last year has been painful,” a Seattle B&B owner recently told me. “I need more business.” I don’t doubt it. I’m traveling less, and I’m guessing a lot of others are, too. It’s too soon to tell if the Northwest’s travel slump will start to turn around this summer, but plenty of people are […]

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Every City Should have a Bluebird Guesthouse

The following Trip Report is a guest post by Brian, my significant other. Thanks, Brian! I’m a transplant to the Pacific Northwest and I still have quite a bit of exploring to do in this lovely corner of the world. So when I heard from my old Chicago friend, Steve, that he was planning a […]

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Bellingham, a City by the Sea

Last week we found ourselves weighing our intense need for a weekend getaway against taking a tantrum-throwing, teething toddler away from his home and routine. We drew curly straws, the weekend getaway won, and I was soon searching for a destination that was relatively close to Seattle with lots of fun things to do and […]

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Warm Hospitality in the Methow Valley

Below is a trip report from Seattle reader Chad Lewis. I like to think of myself as a spontaneous weekend traveler, though it’s probably more accurate to think of myself as a procrastinator. Regardless of the terminology, sometimes a planned-the-day-before weekend trip can be even more satisfying than an elaborately scheduled one. The trip my […]

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No Cabbages B&B – a Harborside Retreat for Nature Lovers

It happened. Brian and I finally had a weekend getaway. Without the baby. I should preface this with fair warning that there may be a number of posts in the coming months about great places to sleep on the Kitsap Peninsula. Because you see, that’s where grandma and grandpa live! And we could get used […]

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Wine, Hops, and a Baby in Yakima

When I had a baby last year, there were a few revelations that went through my head about how our life as a carefree traveling couple had suddenly changed. For example, those lazy days of tasting our way through wine country were probably over. Not so! Meet Jodie and James, an Australian couple living in […]

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La Conner B&B Giveaway

Lucky, lucky you. The owners of Queen of the Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast, a charming historic farmhouse B&B in La Conner, Washington, are generously giving away a night’s stay to a lucky Northwest Cheapsleeps reader. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below. In the comment, tell us what you […]

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Urban Bed and Breakfasts in Seattle and Portland

Try to find a place to stay in Seattle or Portland, besides a hostel, for under $100 a night. Just try. The good news is, city cheap sleeps are out there. The bad news? There are literally only a handful of them. There’s the White Eagle in Portland. Seattle’s College Inn. The Ace Hotel in […]

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