Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Category Archives: Travel

Mindful Travel: Doing Good While on the Road
A Q&A with Crooked Trails Co-Founder Chris Mackay Since 1998, local nonprofit travel organization Crooked Trails has done its part to transform tourism into a positive force. The team designs custom, interactive adventures in addition to supporting community development projects in partnership with local communities, NGOs and operators. The overarching aim? “To inspire travelers to get involved in the places they visit and to empower locals to take charge of tourism in their communities.” (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: San Luis Obispo County, California
Slow Down in SLO CAL.  San Luis Obispo County, California (SLO CAL) is quietly making itself a vacation destination. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, a booming spirits scene, or a quiet day at the spa, SLO CAL has something for the whole family. (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust: NYE Celebrations Around the PNW
Ringing in the New Year in ways rockin’, rejuvenating + just plain fun. Admittedly, we’re not all planners. As December chugs along, if you’re still finding yourself seeking a memorable way to cap off the last few hours of 2017, we’ve gathered several alluring ideas. (more…)
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Winter Wanderlust: Christmas By The Sea
Cruising on the Victoria Clipper just got even more fun, thanks to Christmas By the Sea, an inaugural day trip series to Whidbey Island that pushes off from downtown Seattle every weekend this December. (more…)
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Weekend Getaway: Gold Beach Oregon
Check out this underrated relaxing town on the southern Oregon coast. When I told colleagues and friends I was heading to the Oregon coast for the weekend, I was met with many responses like “Oh I LOVE Cannon Beach!” “If you’re in Newport you have to check out…” “This Seaside shop has the best…” and so on. (more…)
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Recap: Feast Portland 2017
As much as I love fall, I have a hard time with the transition from summer to fall. I mourn the loss of sunny days, BBQ’s, and outdoor activities—from paddle boarding in South Lake Union to hiking in the Cascades. However, one consolation that comes with the close of summer is Feast Portland’s terrific food and drink festival. We look forward it all year with the countdown officially beginning when tickets go on sale in May.  (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Calgary + the Canadian Rockies
There are certain red-hot destinations where everyone seems to flock these days. Intriguing Iceland is one; beautiful Banff is undoubtedly another. Whether it’s due to our current political climate, an exchange rate greatly favoring American travelers who head north or simply the pressing need to hang out among some of the nicest people on Earth, Canada seems the place to plan your next trip. (more…)
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Weekend Wanderings: Vashon Island
Getting on island time is truly a breeze when hopping over to Vashon for the day, weekend or a lengthier stay. Simply board the ferry in West Seattle (by car or bicycle), blink your eyes, and find yourself on a rural isle that’s roughly the size of Manhattan and marked by an artsy, carefree and hippie-tinged personality of its very own. If you only have 24 hours or so to explore Vashon, here are a couple gems you won’t want to miss.  (more…)
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