Rail enthusiasts and sightseers are in for a treat on the train from Seattle to Vancouver. Amtrak Cascades' service covers some of the best views of the Salish Sea, framed in the Olympic Mountains and the beautiful fertile Skagit Valley, with Mt. Baker rising in the background among the Cascade Mountains. Taking the train can be an excellent way to get between Seattle and … [Read more...] about How to train from Seattle to Vancouver
A nature-forward focus adds essential grounding to any trip, regardless of the itinerary. Grounding in the Natural World offers many benefits, including a more profound clarity about yourself and what is important on your vacation. Engaging your "nature" saves you time and money. It allows you to be more present with yourself, your companions, and travel's wonders … [Read more...] about Where to find places for nature-forward immersion while on vacation.
This article about nature-forward vacations is for you if: A solution to all the above is grounding in the trees, plants, rocks, and water -- or adopting a nature-forward philosophy to your travel. But don't worry, a nature-forward focus won't usurp your hopes and dreams to see the sites, learn about culture, and enjoy delectable food & drink. Instead, it simply … [Read more...] about How to transform your travel experience with nature forward vacations
My life always straddled Oregon and Washington State, with my mom from the Seattle area and dad from Portland. So we traveled often between the two cities to visit relatives. Lots of driving, but also train rides, which were held over me as a treat for being well-behaved (didn’t happen too much). There was always something electrifying about gliding on rails while the familiar … [Read more...] about Seattle to Portland train — the best Amtrak information