Places in Washington
Central & Eastern Washington
If states were delineated purely by geography, Washington east of the Cascade Mountains would be a separate entity. While the west breeds evergreen trees, liberal cities, perennial rain and gourmet coffee, the east is the opposite: a land of sunbaked hills and big blue skies stuffed with private vineyards, rodeo towns and huge Native American reservations.
Olympic Peninsula & Washington Coast
The Olympic Peninsula is an unblemished wilderness of the highest order, with an interior redolent of a unicorn fantasy novel and an end-of-the-continent coastline that makes Big Sur look positively calm. Then there's the precipitation. While Seattleites whine about a little winter drizzle, the Hoh Rain Forest is drowning in up to 200in of rain a year.
Northwestern Washington & the San Juan Islands
Between Seattle, the Cascade Mountains and Canada lies Washington's most archetypal region, a 'greatest hits' of the Pacific Northwest with all the sights and sounds outsiders traditionally associate with the land of pure air and West Coast hedonism.
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Seattle's Fremont neighborhood
‘De Liberta Quirkas,’ meaning ‘Freedom to be Peculiar,’ is the Fremont neighbourhood motto...
14 free things to do in Seattle
Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality...
Cycling Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail
Cycling the Burke-Gilman Trail is an excellent way to savor sea-bound, lake-dappled Seattle and its luscious parks...
Finding the pioneering spirit of Seattle
Though it’s built on seven hills like Rome, Seattle is a city that’s famous for its modernity. What it lacks in Romantic ruins, it makes up for in cutting-edge technology and a penchant for gadgetry and innovation...
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Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Northwestern Washington & the San Juan Islands (Chapter)
Between Seattle, the Cascade Mountains and Canada lies Washington’s most archetypal region, a ‘greatest hits’ of the Pacific Northwest. There’s the skyline-hogging volcano (Mt Baker); wilderness-flecked natural...
Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - The Willamette Valley & Wine Country (Chapter)
The Willamette Valley is world famous for its fabulous and plentiful wineries, but don’t pass by Salem with its museums and stately buildings, dynamic and liberal Eugene, as well as Oregon City, and the lovely...
Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Understand Washington, Oregon, the Pacific Northwest & Survival Guide (Chapter)
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