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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Great RV Weekend Getaway

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. Written by Dave Helgeson Do you have a student(s) studying Washington State history remotely from home? Looking to get them and yourself out of the house for an RV weekend getaway? […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Cape Disappointment lighthouses shine bright

Photo by Jace Walker Stenersen History is on full display in Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco, where two century-old working lighthouses continue to guide mariners toward shore. The 161-year-old Cape Disappointment Lighthouse guides sailors into the mouth of the Columbia River from the south, while the 119-year-old North Head Lighthouse illuminates the way for ships approaching from the north. Short […]

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Attractions Outdoor Activities Washington

Spokane’s Riverfront Park gets major facelift

Caption: Huntington Park on the Spokane River. With a $64-million Riverfront Park renovation, the park now has a new skate ribbon, Looff Carrousel building, Howard Street Bridge Promenade and updated SkyRide. Work has progressed to the Pavilion. The old IMAX theater was torn down and the Pavilion is currently being transformed into an open-air event […]


Enjoy Maryhill’s world class wines

COVID UPDATE: Effective November 18, Maryhill Winery’s Tasting Rooms are open in Phase 2 for carryout wine sales only during normal business hours. Indoor dining is not permitted, but carryout sales, and curbside are available. Maryhill Winery, located 100 miles east of Portland, Oregon, features world-class wines and relaxed tasting rooms in the spectacular Columbia River […]

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Northwest Lifestyles Washington

Seattle’s North Country

Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, Washington. Seattle’s North Country includes the urban port city of Everett located 28 miles north of Seattle boasts family-friendly sights. The sights include a marina boardwalk with outstanding Puget Sound views, the hands-on activities at Imagine Children’s Museum and the Paine Field Aviation District, home to numerous aviation attractions including […]

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Featured Oregon Outdoor Activities Washington

My favorite Northwest dog walks

Written by Greg Johnson, travel writer Ruby the Mini-Aussie is a Central Oregon resident who regularly hikes on trails and urban walkways throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of her favorite Urban Dog Walks: The Wildwood Trail Ruby and her canine friends like to walk this trail whenever she ventures to Portland. The trail […]

Mountain biker on trail
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Mountain biking popular on Washington’s Galbraith Mountain trails

For the sixth year in a row, Singletracks.com has named Galbraith Mountain in Bellingham the most popular mountain biking location in Washington state on its 2019 ranking for the United States and Canada. Five of the top six Most Popular Washington State Mountain Biking Trails on Trailforks.com are also on Galbraith Mountain trails including: Atomic […]

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Featured Washington

Discover Northwest fashion

Caption: Pacific Northwest artist Malcolm Proctor. There is a Northwest culture…and a Northwest fashion style. Seattle-based Northwest Clothing has made great strides on the fashion side with fresh designs and perspectives from Pacific Northwest creatives. The independently owned and operated apparel company aims to promote and preserve Pacific Northwest culture. The retail store is located in […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Mount Rainier winter safety tips

Caption: Even covered in snow, Mount Rainier offers many recreation opportunities. NPS Photo Mount Rainier National Park is getting ready to transform into a winter wonderland. It’s important to remember conditions at the mountain can change rapidly. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and recreate responsibly. Here are a few practical tips to help you […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Our fun family RV trip to Fort Flagler

Written by Emily 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. Camping at Fort Flagler annually has been a long-standing tradition for my husband, Brad’s side of the family. I wrote an article two years ago about our […]