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Mount Rainier National Park – Washington’s Crown Jewel

Mount Rainier National Park – Washington’s Crown Jewel

Washington State has a special place in my heart and is by far one of my favorite places to visit in the U.S. The colors are so vivid, air is fresh and the temperature is cool even in the summer. Mount Rainier is Washington’s crown jewel. On a clear day you can see the mountain all the way from Seattle. Standing at 14,410 feet above sea level, this active volcano is the most recognized landmark of the Washington landscape. The…

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8 Days on an Epic Alaska Roadtrip

8 Days on an Epic Alaska Roadtrip

The breathtaking beauty of Alaska makes for a epic roadtrip. Alaska’s name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula and it truly is. Frequently referred to as America’s last frontier, Alaska is massive. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast! Twice the size of the state of Texas. So, exploring it in 8 days is quite a challenge, but don’t…

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30 Hours in Victoria B.C.

30 Hours in Victoria B.C.

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Seattle and called my long time friend Cindy in Portland to join me for a whirlwind trip to Victoria. Here’s what we did and how we quite easily managed to fill in the brief 30 hours we spent on the island. We decided that this trip we were going to treat ourselves and not be TOO concerned with the cost of things. Cindy neglected to share this up front with the hubby, but…

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