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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Tacoma Power’s spacious campgrounds

By Dave Helgeson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. For information, go to https://northwestrving.com/ Did you know that Tacoma Power operates multiple campgrounds on the lakes behind its hydroelectric dams southwest of Mt. Rainier? The campgrounds are […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Washington

Six great Northwest boating destinations

Yachts, cruisers and sailboats of all sizes and shapes moor at Columbia Crossings Marina on Hayden Island in Portland. Photo by Greg Johnson Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted from DiscoverBoating.com, an national organization devoted to sharing information on the benefits of boating, tips and advice on how to choose and buy a boat, […]

Mt. Rainier
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Recreation experiences abound on Mt. Rainier

Caption: Mt. Rainier photo by Ed Book, visitrainier.com Mt. Rainier offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Visitors to the region can create many different vacation experiences combining leisurely sightseeing with hiking or more extreme adventures such as intense guided climbs to Mt. Rainier’s 14,410-foot summit and multi-day treks on its Wonderland Trail. Some of the […]

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Attractions Outdoor Activities Washington

See Seattle Solo

Type/Classic Take a step back from planning and make some friends with sight-seeing tours like the pay-what-you-feel Seattle 101 walking tour from Seattle Free Walking Tours* (2001 Western Ave), or Seattle Cycling Tours’* (714 Pike St) Basic Seattle City Tour. To taste the best of Seattle from local experts, take one of Savor Seattle’s* (1916 […]

San Juan Islands
Northwest Lifestyles Washington

San Juan Island hopping

Type/classic With temperatures around 70 degrees in summer and 40 degrees in winger, the San Juan Islands offer a pleasant, year-round vacation retreat. There are 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County. Three ferry served Islands, San Juan Island (with the county seat Friday Harbor), Orcas Island, and Lopez Island are the most […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Dozer Day coming to Clark County Fairgrounds

Kids get to hop into heavy, construction equipment and operate the machines guided by in-cab, experienced equipment operators during Dozer Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14-15 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, Washington. Big kids over the age of 12 will be able to test additional machines that are safe to […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Seattle is number 2 Memorial Day travel destination

Caption: Covered in monumental artworks, this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park on the waterfront is Seattle’s largest downtown green space and is just one mile north of the Seattle Art Museum. AAA Travel booking data shows that reservations for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels for Memorial Day are up 122% over last year. With the […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Find Washington water access for your RV fishing adventure

Caption: Camping at Quincy Lakes – 1987 Written by Dave Helgeson “Let’s go fishing” was a phrase I longed to hear in my youth when spending spring break at my grandparents’ house. It meant my grandpa, Ralph Riker, and I were off to go fishing in the Quincy Lakes Recreation Area (as a ten-year-old it […]

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Featured Northwest Events Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Mars robotic explorer replicas on display

The Museum of Flight in Seattle is exhibiting NASA’s full-scale replicas of the Agency’s newest robotic explorers on Mars—the rover and helicopter, Perseverance and Ingenuity. The twins are part of NASA’s Roving with Perseverance roadshow to museums that are members of NASA’s Museum and Informal Education Alliance. The digging, scooping, roaming, flying, listening, photographing and […]

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Featured Washington

Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens makes transition

After 40 years of service, The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens (MOSC) was transitioned in 2017 from a direct service provider model to an Age Friendly Seattle service coordinator model. Over the years, community based partners have grown in both number and service capacity, leading to the need to re-structure the office into a supportive […]