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Enjoy the coastal charms of Newport, Oregon

With a name like Cape Foulweather, I expected gusty winds and pelting rain on my early winter visit to this area of the Oregon coast. After all, Captain Cook had coined the name for the place due to …

Long Beach peninsula:
Lots to love | Wanderlust

Don’t be fooled by the name. I guarantee there’s nothing disappointing about Cape Disappointment State Park. This glorious swath of land is a paradise of lighthouses atop windswept …

I'm in an otherworldly place that looks like somewhere the lunar lander would have been roaming around on a research mission. Pitch-black lava fragments are scattered amid a sea of cinders, mini …

Splendid art, splendid views at Olympic Sculpture Park | Wanderlust

Outdoor art is a boon for urban areas. It enhances a city, adds color and vibrancy to its cultural fabric, and provides unique spaces for artists to showcase their work. Bringing art from behind …

Mighty and magical: Rogue is a rafter's paradise

It's worth the drive from Mukilteo. The orange rolls are reason enough to visit Morrison's Rogue River Lodge in southern Oregon. These sweet, melt-in-your-mouth dinner muffins are reminiscent of …

A classic Pacific Northwest stay on the Oregon coast | Wanderlust

Whenever I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I try to make time to visit the Oregon coast. I never tire of the area and came to the conclusion years ago that it's truly my happy place. This destination …

Recharge with a getaway to Skamania Lodge | Wanderlust

Once again, I found myself flying through the forest with the greatest of ease. Only this time, I was on the zipline course at Skamania Lodge, a well-known resort in Washington state, within Columbia …

Fly through the forest with ease on Camano Island | Wanderlust

Stepping off the platform, I shouted, "Forget Tarzan. Me Jane!" And then I whooped with unbridled enthusiasm as I soared among the treetops to the next stand. Though my form was far from perfect, I …

"Let's paddle," says our guide Barry in a relaxed tone. We obey, albeit a bit distractedly, as we're busy chatting. Then we hear that telltale roar – the one that signals some mighty rapids are …

Take a trip: Discover (or rediscover) Wenatchee

I've always loved secret gardens. There's something so delicious about entering an enchanting pocket of beauty and imagining gnomes and fairies as its caretakers. Though Ohme Gardens is not …

Take an artful stroll in Tigard, Oregon | Wanderlust

Oregon's Tualatin Valley is home to award-winning wineries and craft breweries, scenic wildlife preserves and parks, an array of outdoor recreation activities, world-class golf courses, and plenty of …

It was a rainy fall day in Camden, but that did little to mar the allure of this charming Maine town. In fact, the weather added to the ambiance of the place, giving it a moody cast, which only …

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