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Gardening

Go Natural with Your Yard

Our yards are our outdoor homes: fun, beautiful, great spaces for relaxing. But in taking care of them, we often use water inefficiently, produce a lot of yard waste, and overuse chemicals that are bad for the environment and our families’ health. The good news is, by making some simple changes in how we care […]

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Outdoor Activities

Not Every Boater Needs a Yacht

When you are showing off The Locks to out-of-town guests or walking the length of Shilshole Bay Marina, it looks like everyone in Seattle owns a yacht. Similarly, at Opening Day hosted by the Seattle Yacht Club or during the Seafair extravaganza, it seems that all boaters are Microsoft millionaires who fancy superyachts. But not […]

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Travel

Lake Quinault Lodge in the Fall

We are blessed with many world-class destinations in the Northwest and one of the most remote total getaways is the Lake Quinault Lodge on Washington’s Northern Coast. Built in 1926, the rustic lodge welcomes guests with warmth, hospitality and a sincere feeling of home-away-from-home comfort. Remote and built during the era that brought us Timberline […]

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Travel

Train Travel Offers Easy Passage to Northwest Destinations

  Train Travel Offers Easy Passage to Northwest Destinations  The gratification of train riding in the Northwest is three-fold: Travel within the Northwest and British Columbia on sleek, newly-refurbished European-designed trains while you appreciate the rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest on the Amtrak Cascades; see the Pacific Northwest in style with the Coast Starlight, […]