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DO in the Northwest: JUNE

Please note! We’ve added a festivals and events calendar! Event organizers – you can submit your tourism-related festival or event right here for FREE.   Summer keeps teasing us. For a spell in May, it was so sunny and warm that I was tricked into buying a whole mess of tomato and pepper plants for my garden, and […]

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Northwest Festivals: May

Please note! We’ve added a festivals and events calendar! Event organizers – you can submit your tourism-related festival or event right here for FREE.   Well, the weather outside is splendid! From birdwatching to food carts, May is promising to be a pretty fun month in the Pacific Northwest.   Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, May 4 – May […]

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Oysters and the Santa Train

BRITISH COLUMBIA Do you love to shuck and slurp slippery oysters? They’re even more delicious at the source. On Vancouver’s rugged, spectacular western coast is the town of Tofino on Clayoquot Sound, host to the Clayoquot Oyster Festival November 18-20, 2010. The region has reason to celebrate their bounty; they harvest 50,000 gallons of Pacific […]

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Take a Volunteer Vacation, and Be Outside

Have you ever been on a hiking trail and thought, “I wonder how this got here?” Look at the trail the next time you go on a hike–really look at it, and notice the footbridges, boardwalk, rock steps, and switchbacks. Whether you’re at Mount Rainier or the Hoh rainforest, that trail under your boots was […]

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Flock to See Shorebirds in Grays Harbor

It’s hardly a secret that I’m a bird nerd. In fact, I hold a locally-esteemed title, “Master Birder,” obtained after a year of study and classes with Seattle Audubon where I learned such things as the paritization habits of the female Redhead duck and how to definitively tell a Lesser Yellowlegs from a Greater Yellowlegs. […]

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Destinations and Distractions – British Columbia June Jazz

Now is the time to plan your June getaway in British Columbia – and there are so many fine reasons to do so. Jazz, blues, and fusion, just to name a few! Enjoy plenty of free or low-cost performances while soaking up some Northwest culture. The neatest part is – you can easily take one […]

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Destinations and Distractions – May in Oregon

Planning a May weekend getaway in Oregon? If you’re in Portland this weekend, hit up the Portland Indie Wine Festival in the Pearl District. Oregon is famous for its wine, but it’s the independent, smaller wine producers that give Oregon’s wine industry its heart and soul. The wines you will be tasting at the festival […]

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