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Top 5 Washington Fishing Spots

  It may be difficult for outsiders to understand, but to many people living in Washington State, fishing is a way of life. The attractiveness of Seattle fishing becomes clearer after spending a bit of time on the water. The natural chinook salmon is probably the most popular fish on the menu, but other types […]

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Among the Great Whales

Each winter gray whales migrate south from their arctic feeding grounds to breed and rear their young in Baja California’s and Mexico’s sheltered lagoons, making it one of North America’s premier whale watching sites. During our Baja Mexico cruise in the breeding lagoons of Bahia Magdalena, we venture among them in Zodiac landing craft. This […]

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Panama City Beach Welcomes Flocks Of Snowbirds For Winter Season

Panama City Beach welcomes the annual migration of snowbirds who are flocking to their winter home along the destination’s sugar-white sand beaches. From the Visitor Information Center’s Winter Resident Appreciation Days to the 2nd Annual Winter Resident Senior Prom, complete with a King and Queen, the welcome mat is being rolled out for these seasonal […]

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Redeveloped Shilshole Bay Marina – One of the Largest Marinas North of California

By Leslee Jaquette The rededicated statue of Viking Leif “Lucky” Erikson stands sentinel at Shilshole Bay Marina, welcoming recreational boaters to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest marinas. Not only has the 17-foot, reconditioned statue found a permanent home in the Leif Erikson Plaza, the bronze continues to symbolize the region’s Nordic heritage and the […]

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Visitors prepare for summer hiking on Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge visitor center is open seven days a week and even during the winter months, weather permitting, the Lodge and Hurricane Ridge road is open every day. In the lodge you will find a snack bar, ski rentals and gift shop. Hurricane Ridge has over 3 million visitors each year and is the most […]

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Bringing the Grand Tour of Europe into the Modern Age

The famous “Grand Tour” was a lengthy journey through some of the most renowned and beautiful sites across Europe.  The Tour dates back over 350 years, and was usually undertaken by upper-class men and women, though with today’s discount travel deals, following in their footsteps is much easier.  Taking the tour was seen to be […]

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Boaters Relish Gig Harbor’s Authentic Maritime Scene

By Leslee Jaquette In 1841 when Capt. Charles Wilkes charted the South Sound, he must have been tired. Or, perhaps, he had simply run out of names? You see, Wilkes named Gig Harbor, Wash., after the type of longboat, a gig, he used to survey the small bay. These days, perfectly protected and perfectly beautiful […]

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Fishermen’s Terminal – A Great Place to Unlock and Indulge the Senses

By Leslee Jaquette On this warm spring day as I wander the docks at the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal (FT), I fall into a “Walter Mitty” daylight daydream. Transformed by the sights and smells here at the home of the Pacific Northwest fishing fleet, my reverie places me amongst purse seiners rolling up their […]

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Travel pro names top destinations for weddings

Ellen Paderson, a veteran Travel Consultant, who helped to popularize the concept of destination weddings beginning some 20 years ago, recently named the 7 top destinations for 2012. The top 2012 wedding destinations for Paderson’s agency, Smiles & Miles Travel (www.smilesandmilestravel.com), are: Mexico, Jamaica, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas, and […]

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Top 12 reasons to purchase travel assistance

If you are a road warrior or a frequent flier, purchasing travel assistance in 2012 may be the most sensible way to take precaution and prepare for what could go wrong while traveling. On Call International, a company involved in the medical and travel assistance field, offers its top 12 tips for purchasing a travel […]