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Visit Washington’s Volcanoes: Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams
Travel the Whitepass Byway to see Washington’s popular volcano country. The western entrance to the byway is at I-5 and Route 12, about an hour and a half south of Seattle. Travel Route 12 east to Yakima, the gateway to Washington wine country. First, take the Windy Ridge Route south to Mount St. Helens National …
Travel on the Washington State Ferries
You’ve seen the images on television, in movies….those big green and white ferries gliding across the Puget Sound, skimming along the islands, docking in the shadow of the Seattle skyline. No trip to Washington state is complete without a carefree trip on the water and there is no better way to do it then on …
Rainier Cherries Cost More. Why?
Rainier cherries are special. People flock to local stores and farmer’s markets across the state once these unique, yellow cherries appear…and for good reason. Once you’ve tasted one, you’ll be a fan too!  Cherries are a popular summer fruit, but what makes Rainier cherries so expensive? Rainier cherries are a cross between two red varieties, …
Road Trip to the “Other” Washington
After enjoying the sights and sounds of Seattle, take a road trip and visit the “Other” Washington state. Day 1 Travel over I-90 east, leaving the Puget Sound and head over the majestic Cascade Mountains. (Tip! On the way stop at powerful Snoqualmie Falls, one of the state’s most popular attractions.)   Dropping down the …
The Underground in Washington State
When in Seattle, it means the Seattle Underground. Pioneer Square was the center of Seattle in the mid-19th Century. The area was composed of wooden structures. It was built on filled in tide lands and was often flooded. In 1889 the area was destroyed by fire. Pioneer Square was rebuilt in brick and stone and …
Storm Watch on the Pacific Northwest Beaches
Most people think beach fun equals summer, but think again. Winter is a great time to enjoy the Pacific Northwest Beaches. Winter storms create their own unique beauty and the area is quiet without the summer tourist crowd. Rather than the misty drizzle that envelopes most of western Washington in the winter, the coast experiences …
Deli Sandwiches in Washington state? Sure!
New York isn’t the only spot for a great deli sandwich.  The vibrant food scene in the Pacific Northwest includes some 5 star delis.   Tat’s in Pioneer Square – Don’t let the humble exterior full you. This is a Seattle favorite. Lots of choices, ample portions, great service and rave reviews. Although lunchtime means …
Wine and Chocolate
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a holiday that makes you think of romance, bouquets of red roses, candlelit dinners and chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Make the holiday special and pair deep dark delicious chocolate with some ruby red Washington wines.   Yakima, in the heart of Washington wine country, has …
North of Seattle
Conway/LaConner Conway boasts just one main street and a great local spot for fried oysters and burgers.  The Conway Pub and Eatery is really a local type place, accurately described by one “Yelper” as a “dive”.  You do not go here for the atmosphere…you go for the pub fare and the local feel.  On a …

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