Views and Hikes on Whitefish Mountain

One of the best parts about taking the overnight train from Everett, Washington, to Whitefish, Montana, was that we arrived in Whitefish around 8 a.m. with the whole day ahead of us! The weather forecasts were calling for rain both in Whitefish as well as in Glacier National Park so we decided to head straight …

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Travel by Train: Overnight Adventures on Amtrak

It wasn’t until we moved to the Greater Seattle Area that we spent any effort investigating the benefits of train travel as a viable means for exploring this new area of the world we call home. While purchasing rail passes and mapping out stations and time tables has been a no-brainer when we travel abroad—and …

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Bike Trip to Bellingham

Despite having visited Fairhaven multiple times, both on our own as well as with family and friends who have come to visit, we haven’t spent much time exploring Bellingham. Our one experience included popping in a couple of breweries our friends recommended at the conclusion of our journey up Chuckanut Drive, but it had been …

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Roadtrip to the Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam has been on our to do list since we moved to Washington. It became of even greater interest to me when my employer was acquired by Kaiser Permanente and I learned more about one of KP's co-founders--the industrialist Henry J. Kaiser--who built the Grand Coulee Dam (and the Hoover Dam, and …

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Washington Tulip Festival and Fields

Among the many things I didn’t know about Washington until we moved here: Skagit County is home to a significant array of tulip and daffodil fields! The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a major spring event each year that draws thousands of people from across the country to see the amazing fields in bloom …

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Travel 2018: Weekend Warriors

I know we're already through the first quarter of 2018, but it's taken me that long to organize our major travel plans for this year. Not that other things won't pop up along the way, but I usually like to head into a new year with a good idea of our time off/holiday schedules, important …

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