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7 Awesome National Parks to Visit From Seattle

Seattle is a city rich in history and culture. But if you get tired of the hustle and bustle, consider venturing out to one of Seattle’s nearby national parks. Visitors can explore different aspects of Seattle and the surrounding area, from the Klondike Gold Rush to the mighty Mount Rainier towering above Seattle. There’s something …

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RV Travels Through California, Oregon, & Washington

​​Our summer 2017 was jam-packed with new places. We hit 7 National Parks and 1 National Monument as our RV travels took us through California, Oregon, and Washington. While they were not new states—we’d hit them all coming south the previous fall—we hit new regions of these states with only minor overlap.  RV Travels, May …

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Exploring the Columbia River Gorge

The fall is an absolutely spectacular time to visit the Vancouver/Portland/Columbia River Gorge area – especially when you get a few days without any rain! Vancouver Vancouver, WA was very interesting to me because it sits in the shadow of the much more familiar city of Portland. It also gets confusing when people say “Vancouver” …

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Whidbey Island, Washington

Travel Stage: Finally made it to Whidbey Island!Date Range: September 21 – October 10, 2016Summary: Our north-western-most planned destination since the beginning of the year had been Whidbey Island, where Tom was born and family friends still lived. From Quincy, we visit Leavenworth, cross the Cascades, and finally make it to Whidbey. Deception Pass – …

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Eastern Washington

Travel Stage: After Glacier, heading for Whidbey Island on the Washington CoastDate Range: September 3 – 17, 2016Summary: We enter Eastern Washington near Spokane and continue on to the middle of the state to a town called Quincy. While at Quincy we tour Hanford and enjoy the Columbia River Valley. ​ We learned that “Eastern …

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