For Kids: Beach Scavenger Hunt

It’s finally summer in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve spent a good deal of time at the beach already this summer, starting with four whole days on the Washington coast in May. For my 3-year year old, that meant building a lot of sand castles. But it also meant plenty of beach hiking, which the little lollygagger wasn’t […]

Chasing Summer on San Juan Island

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Hikers Paradise at Lake Quinault Lodge

Spring is my favorite season to visit Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s not crowded. You have trails to yourself.  And everything is green, green, green. Spring is also the season to catch specials at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge.You won’t find discounts in the summer months here, but off-season rates can be a […]

GO: The Yurts at Cape Disappointment

Update: Prices below have been updated for 2015. Where can you stay on the Washington state coast for under $70 a night? Ok, besides your tent! Cape Disappointment is a fabulous Washington State Park at the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula, situated where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Its location is […]