Paradise Mt. Rainier is the premier offering of beautiful Mt. Rainier National Park. The 14,411 feet peak towers above the Seattle-Tacoma metropolis in Washington State for all the world to see. At least, when she wants you to see her! Locals usually say something like, “When the mountain is out” to indicate clear viewing of what the Coast Salish call Tahoma or other … [Read more...] about Exploring Paradise at Mt. Rainier — National Park escape
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It's amazing that such a place like Whidbey Island exists mere minutes away from a sprawling Seattle metropolis, and the twenty minute Mukilteo to Clinton Ferry is all that's needed to refresh the canvas to begin a new adventure. The long and narrow stretch of land takes command in the Puget Sound, spanning 55 miles -- from the Clinton Ferry Terminal (on the south) to dramatic … [Read more...] about Captain Whidbey — all you need to know to enjoy the island hotel in peaceful Penn Cove
The blue depths of Lake Crescent cleanse the soul. The lake that formed millions of years ago as glaciers sliced through the terrain continues to inspire freedom to wander -- in mind body and spirit. Fir trees cascade from steep peaks all the way to the gravely banks that welcome the slow laps of pristine glacial melt off. The 12 mile long lake is perhaps the flagship … [Read more...] about Lake Crescent Lodge — let the soul float in nature’s magic
Connect with the planet in meaningful ways. A 2020 global wish list to help set your sights on inspiring places in North America and across the world. My formative years were in the late 70’s and early 80’s and given the absence of any internet, my siblings and I only had the Sears catalog to peruse as kids. The Christmas edition was a particularly wonderful way to get … [Read more...] about Where will you go in 2020? A global wish list.
The late 70’s and early 80’s were formative years for me. Given the absence of any internet, my siblings and I had the Sears catalog to peruse as kids. Sometime in early fall the Christmas edition arrived to huge fanfare in our home, providing a particularly memorable way to get excited for the holiday. If I had the chance to steal it away from my older brother, the … [Read more...] about 2020 North America wish list