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Space Needle ‘Spacelift’ elevates visitor experience

The Space Needle, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a 360-degree “spacelift” and the majority of renovations are now open to the public. Privately funded, the 56-year-old tower’s $100 million renovation, Century Project, has elevated the visitor experience by dramatically enhancing the view with more than 176 tons of glass. The Space […]

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Surfing on Westport, Washington waves

Check out this surfing video filmed at Westport, Washington and many other amazing ActiveLifestyleNW.com videos in our Video Gallery. The video was filmed and edited by Brian Behrens February 10th – 11th, 2018. Music by La Luz from a live session on KEXP https://laluz.bandcamp.com Shot with GoPro Hero4 Black, iPhone X and DJI Mavic Pro. […]

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Mount Rainier opens up Sunrise trail areas

Editor’s Note: Posted on July 4, 2020. Visitors traveling to Mount Rainier National Park during the coming weekend should be prepared for a wide range of weather and trail conditions.  “While it may be warm and sunny where visitors are traveling from, they should come prepared for snow-covered routes and icy trails at high-elevation locations like […]

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Northwest artist displays ‘magical’ paintings in Santa Fe

Caption: “Canyon Crossing” by Northwest artist Andrea Traphagen. Pacific Northwest travelers may want to stop by the Turqoise House in the artistic haven of Santa Fe this summer to peruse Norhwest artist Andrea Traphagen’s works on display. Traphagen is currently exhibiting three works featuring equestrian themes–“Canyon Crossing,” “Mesa Canyon” and “Bay Ride”–at Turqoise House in […]

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Artist creates vibrant fantasy worlds

Caption: Equestrian-themed “Dusty Run” by Andrea Traphagen. Longtime Woodland artist Andrea Traphagen paints her original watercolors and acrylics in vibrant hues…taking you from fantasy worlds to old world to current times. With the stroke of a brush and a vivid imagination, Andrea’s paintings transform you into a world of mermaids, dragon flies and old growth […]

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Yakima’s Greenway is Great!

Caption: A walker enjoys the Yakima Greenway scenery. Article and photos by Greg Johnson, travel writer The Yakima Greenway in Yakima, Washington features a 10-mile paved pathway, parks, fishing lakes, picnic areas, playgrounds and natural areas. Visitors enjoy the opportunity to take a short—or long—hike along the serene Yakima River. Sights along the way include […]

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A great time on the Long Beach Peninsula

How do you have a great time on the Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington? Here’s how: ►Explore it’s 28 miles of sandy beach. ►Become a kid again bye playing pinball, laser tag and other games at the FUNLAND Family Entertainment Center in downtown Long Beach. ►Enjoy the old growth forests, ocean beaches and history […]

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Dazzling Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

Photo: Beautiful Lake Chelan. Washington’s 440-mile Cascade Loop Scenic Highway  begins and ends along Puget Sound. It travels by marinas, museums, Snohomish River Falley, Stevens Pass Greenway, the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Columbia River and Whidbey Island. You should allow at least five days to complete the loop, which starts with the urban port city […]

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Oak Harbor museum features military artifacts

Learn about military history on Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest at the Pacific Northwest Air Museum in Oak Harbor, Washington. The museum features authentic photos and historic military artifacts from military women and men who served in the area. Major attractions include the first aircraft to fly from NAS Whidbey Island, a PBY nose […]

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Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. […]