Monthly Archives: September 2010

Port Townsend for a Day or Three

On a recent trip, Christina Pivarnik, the marketing director for the City of Port Townsend, showed three of us travel writers around and uncovered places I didn’t even know existed. Even though I’ve spent my entire life in Washington State, … Continue reading

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Dog-Centered Events

We are all about dogs here in Washington State -lots of super-dog friendly hotels, off-leash parks galore and lots of places that let dogs inside. In addition, we celebrate dogs with fairs and festivals just for them. Over the weekend … Continue reading

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Captain Whidbey Inn Delivers on Its Promises

The brochure calls this inn “rustic sophistication.” After finally getting the opportunity to spend a night at the Captain Whidbey, I call it a “haven in paradise.” Lush grounds, a cozy cottage, no TV and nature’s beauty all around make … Continue reading

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Friday Harbor’s San Juan Historical Museum Reveals Vivid Local History

When I’ve driven by this place in the past, I thought the museum was only the one house I saw behind the sign. So I’d never made the time to check it out as a full-on history museum. I was … Continue reading

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Tour or Stay at Brown’s Point Lighthouse

On a recent Saturday I took a tour of the Brown’s Point Lighthouse and Cottage in Brown’s Point, led by Barbara Heimers. She was visiting from the east coast for her niece’s wedding, which was set to take place in … Continue reading

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Wine and Dog Lovers Unite in Tri-Cities

So far on this blog, I’ve not taken you to Eastern Washington, which is the home of some of our most famous wines. A section of Eastern Washington shares the same latitude as the Burgundy and Bordeaux wine regions of … Continue reading

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An Aquarium at Redondo

This past week-end I found more free attractions right in my own backyard. One of them is an aquarium put together by the Marine Science and Technology Center (MAST) at Highline Community Center. Located next to Salty’s Restaurant in Redondo … Continue reading

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New Red Wolf Exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

The red wolf, courtesy Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium I love Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo for a variety of reasons. The first is that they give anyone who lives in Tacoma a discount on admission. I think they recognize that … Continue reading

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20 Free Things To Do In Western Washington

Here are some options for totally free activities to help stretch your budget. In Seattle: Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave. Seattle 206-622-9250 Always free Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St. Seattle 206-382-2628 Free “Living Museum” and free boat … Continue reading

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