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Featured Outdoor Activities Travel

The Top 3 Sandals for 2020

Everyone loves shoes. They’re the unsung heroes of the wardrobe, looking good and keeping our feet warm and dry. But what about when the weather outside is already warm and dry? Then things start to take a turn, my friend. Your warm dry feet will very quickly become hot. And moist. Nobody wants that. What […]

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Featured Health and Fitness Outdoor Activities

Get Started with Standup Paddleboards

Paddleboards. You’ve seen them everywhere, eyeing them longingly as they glide effortlessly through the water like waterborne angels. “It’s not for me,” you thought, eyeing the ground as you plod about like a boar, “standup paddleboards are for other people; special people. There’s no way I could do that”. Well I’ve got news for you, […]

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Top 3 Best Sleeping Bags for Camping in 2020

It’s that time of year. The northwestern soil begins to dry and the near ever-present miasma of inclement weather lifts for the fleeting weeks of summer. And you, trapped inside throughout the spring, trapped and taunted by those tantalizing days of forbidden sunlight, you need to get out. Need to explore and reconnect with the […]

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Travel

Pierce County Trails Day – Old Town Tacoma History Walk

7/27/19 is Pierce County Trails Day. Join us for an urban exploration of Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood. Plus we’ll have some fun giveaways from ForeverGreen Trails. On Saturday July 27, 2019 we’ll uncover the stories of immigrants who found a home in Old Town Tacoma in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The tour begins […]

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Business Economy Technology

Is your website prepared for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The day after Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday mark the start of the Christmas shopping season in America, however less individuals than at any other time are arranging before enormous box retailers. Rather, they’re staying away from the groups and shopping on the web. In 2018, Cyber Monday was the greatest eCommerce deals day in U.S. […]

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Follow Your Passion

ActiveLifestylesNW.com Follow Your Passion… Welcome to ActiveLifestylesNW.com.  After five years as publishers of 50plusnorthwest.com, we are rebranding our online presence to reflect the interests of active, mature and adventuresome Northwesteners. Most of our visitors already pursue these interests anyway…so why put an age limit on our audience? Our common interests in pursuing a life of […]

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Northwest Events Travel

Auatralia's Best Secret Beaches

Australia is known around the world for its beautiful cities, rich native culture, and stunning landscapes teeming with exotic indigenous wildlife. It is also known for its beaches. Indeed, a country where surfing is a national sport is bound to have some pristine beaches, and it is just these idyllic stretches of coast that draw […]

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Northwest Events Travel

Relax at Lake Quinault and the Quinault Rain Forest

by Leslee Jaquette   If you think you’ve got a lot of moss, big trees and giant slugs in Clark County, imagine how pioneers living near Lake Quinault on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula must have suffered in the 1880s, trying to settle in one of the soggiest places in the world. Lush, green and pretty much […]

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Northwest Events Travel

Seniors relish the Grand Canyon experience in winter

By Leslee Jaquette Hiking up the Grand Canyon over President’s Weekend, the weather changed so dramatically so many times that my sons and I felt like we were part of a time-lapse movie. The rain, hail, snow, sun, fog, wind and calm took turns racing past during the six hours it took us to hike […]