Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

You’ve seen this decade volcano from the plane, or from a high rise in Seattle on a clear day, or …
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Portland Flea Market

Portland Flea Markets

A great way to soak up the essence of a city, talk with locals, and grab a bargain or two in …
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New Orleans Natchez

Why I Love (and Hate) New Orleans

“Y’all know what you’re havin’?” the friendly, weathered man said behind the counter. “Oh yeah, we came here all the …
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The Southern Oregon Coast

The whole of the Oregon Coast offers up near unlimited experiences. Explore rugged and rocky vistas, sandy beaches, and forests …
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Take the Pacific Northwest Trivia Quiz

Think you know your Pacific Northwest trivia? I’ve put together this little trivia quiz to test your knowledge and to …
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Portland Parks

The Rose City has so many wonderful parks. Portland is green (in more ways than one), and her many parks …
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Central Washington State

Road Trip! Central Washington State

Sandwiched between the Cascade Mountain Range and the secluded forests of the Nez-Pierce in Idaho, lies the deserts of central …
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Pacific Northwest Holiday

Quiz: How Should you Plan your Pacific Northwest Vacation?

Oregon, Washington and British Columbia encompass such a large area, with so many breathtaking sights, cultural experiences and outdoor activities, …
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Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The sleepy town of Ashland, southern Oregon is nestled in the land of fertile farmland and rural friendliness. You wouldn’t …
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Travel Roulette

What the Heck is Travel Roulette?

Okay, so you’ve decided that you want to take a vacation. A holiday. A few days to get away from …
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Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock has held a mysterious fascination for me for many years. I worked for an outdoor travel clothing company …
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Painted Hills

Fossil, Oregon and the Painted Hills

Deep in the high desert of central Oregon, past the tumbling tumble weeds and hovering hawks seeking out their prey…past …
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Oregon Country Fair

The Oregon Country Fair

A Groovy Place to Unwind Every summer, sometime in July, thousands of glorious hippies descend upon the tiny town of …
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Oregon's Covered Bridge

Oregon’s Covered Bridges

The covered bridges of ages past hold a romanticism, not unlike your local childhood soda shop, or the drive-in movie …
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About Me

Hi, I’m Susan, a travel writer based in Portland, Oregon. THANKS for stopping by my Pacific Northwest travel site! This blog focuses on Pacific Northwest travel, but also is a place showcase all of my travels, and is a great place to start when planning your next vacation to my area of the world. Please e-mail me or leave a comment, I’m here to help!

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