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World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


17 Cool Places to Visit in the US for 2020

Choosing cool places to visit in the US is not an easy task. With a country that has 50 states, over 400 national parks, vibrant cities, charming small towns, and endless festivals and friendly people, how do you narrow it down to just a handful? There are hundreds of places that could have made this list. And there are hundreds of more places that we haven’t traveled to yet that may find there way to this list next year when we do! Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada We wanted to create this ...
Tags: Destinations, North America, USA, America Unplugged, USA road trip, USA travel tips


Snow closes I-5 in southern Oregon; some Central Oregon highways also closed

Interstate 5 remains closed from south of Ashland, Ore., to the California border due to blizzard-like conditions, and winter weather is slamming the Cascade Mountains and roads in and around Crater Lake. The Siskiyou Summit at the border on I-5, typically one of the more perilous sections of freeway along the West Coast corridor in […]
Tags: News, California, Oregon, West Coast, Ashland, Cascade Mountains, Nation & World


Storm could hit central Oregon for holiday travel

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a winter storm could hit central and eastern Oregon during peak travel days for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Bulletin reported Monday that the storm could bring between seven and 13 inches of snow between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday night. Travel in the Cascade Mountains, central Oregon […]
Tags: National Weather Service, News, Oregon, Ap, Northwest, Cascade Mountains


Heidi Gustafson’s quest for ochre and mankind’s first pigments

It’s fascinating to me how people can focus, specialize in, and love a tiny narrow niche and make it their life’s work. Heidi Gustafson, who’s creating a many-colored library of one of mankind’s first pigments, ochre, is one such person. [A]t her small cabin near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, creating an extensive ocher archive to catalog samples she’s gathered along with submissions of the mineral sent in from all over the world. While there has recently been renewed interest in c...
Tags: Washington, Russia, Zambia, Oakland, Pacific Northwest, Cascade Mountains, Gustafson, Patrick Tanguay, Heidi Gustafson, Amazon New Zealand


The 20 most Instagrammed waterfalls in the world

You do realize TLC was being metaphorical in the song Waterfalls, right? Left Eye, T-Boz, and Chilli were simply suggesting you not live a completely reckless lifestyle, and probably had no problem with you traveling the world in search of falling water. Now that we’ve cleared that up, you’ll need some waterfall-travel inspiration, and where better to find it than Instagram? Its virtual pages are filled with loads of waterfall pictures, and the folks at Showerstoyou.co.uk (purveyors of a diff...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Beyonce, Instagram, Yosemite, Washington, Oregon, India, US, Canada, United States, Idaho, Bellevue, Paraguay, Portland


20 Don’t Miss Things to do in Bend Oregon (Beer is included)

Looking for tips on what to do in Bend Oregon? We spent 5 days exploring Bend during our Oregon road trip, and down below are what we believe are the best things to do in Bend Oregon including tubing, hiking, drinking beer (or cider) plus advice on where to stay. Tubing on the Deschutes River Bend, Oregon was a place I had heard about for its hot summers, epic outdoor adventures, serene river tubing and blossoming craft beer scene. What we discovered during our 5 day visit was all of this pl...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Usa, Australia, Oregon, America, Portland, Tripadvisor, Francis, North America, Newberry, Destinations, Savannah, Bivouac, Don, Eugene


Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Bend, Oregon

A pristine paradise and a haven for outdoor lovers, Bend Oregon is a true gem of a place surrounded by lakes and peaks of the Cascade Mountains, ski resorts and multi-use trails. If that’s not enough it’s also home to a trail that leads up to a long-extinct volcano and a huge lava tube (Lava...
Tags: Travel, Oregon, Cascade Mountains, Dog Friendly Travel


It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Amtrak is easily the slowest way to travel from coast to coast, but I did it anyway.  The journey was delayed by more than 24 hours thanks to a missed connection in Chicago.  Still, the sights were so beautiful — and the conversations with fellow passengers so enjoyable — that I'd repeat the journey every time I travel, if I had the time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over the course of 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had ever seen before as I traveled through cit...
Tags: Usa, New York, Milan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, California, Montana, Russia, Milwaukee, US, America, Trends, Indiana, Chicago, United States


LS-powered “Limitless” 2014 JK Arose from the Scrapyard

Riding in the passenger seat of Chet Kokkeler’s white LS-powered JKU as it effortlessly climbed over boulders on a rugged trail high in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, it was hard to imagine that 15 months earlier, this agile, powerful Jeep was nothing more than a stripped tub sitting on a bare frame in the corner of
Tags: Oregon, Cascade Mountains, Chet Kokkeler


Nine Reasons to Visit Klamath Falls, Oregon

Most people I met while flying on WestJet’s inaugural flight from Calgary to Portland April 29, 2019 were eager to explore the city’s hip culture and culinary scene but I was headed south to Klamath Falls, Oregon a few kilometres north of the California border, for outdoor adventure and wildlife viewing. Six national wildlife refuges President Theodore Roosevelt liked the Klamath Falls area so much he established the U.S.’s first waterfowl wildlife refuge at Lower Klamath National Wildlife...
Tags: Travel, California, Oregon, Disney, Portland, Calgary, Amtrak, Carol, Crater Lake National Park, Gene, Westjet, Klamath Falls, Theodore Roosevelt, Cascade Mountains, Arnold Palmer, Upper Klamath Lake


Wolf pack living west of Cascade Mountains for first time in decades

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that biologists had documented a pack of the animals living in territory west of the Cascade Crest for the first time in decades.
Tags: News, Environment, Local News, Wolf, Cascade Mountains, Cascade Crest, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Capital Campaign and Development Director

Fort Worden is the kind of destination that stays with you for a lifetime. Amidst the magnificent natural park setting and the influence of its military past, Fort Worden is home to inspiration, education and personal transformation. People gather here to participate in arts and music events, woodworking classes, conferences, camping, recreation, family reunions, weddings, and much more. Originally designed as a military base to protect Puget Sound, Fort Worden evolved into an iconic and c...
Tags: Art, Board of Directors, Jobs, Microsoft Office, Grant, Foundation, San Juan Islands, Cascade Mountains, The Foundation, Port Townsend, Worden, Employee Assistance Program, Fort Worden, FORT WORDEN FOUNDATIONThe Fort Worden Foundation, Fort Worden Public Development Authority, Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center


Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Hello to all the secret squirrels! There are some here that have not traveled the back country in Washington before. I had mentioned last season about making a few trips over the summer and received a few requests to go along. I did make several trips but they were all on short notice, so I didn't put out an invitation. On 15 to 21 July, several of us are going to slice the state in half, starting at the "Bridge of the Gods" in Stevenson and head due north til we get to Canada via the Washingt...
Tags: Washington, Canada, Weapon, Lake Chelan, Stevenson, Cascade Mountains, Stevenson WA, Washington Backcountry Discovery Route, Washington State Backcountry Discovery Route


Amtrak Train Freed From Snow After Being Stranded for 36 Hours in Oregon Mountains

The train, carrying 183 passengers, hit a fallen tree on the track east of Eugene, Ore., and was forced to stop as a snowstorm came through the area.
Tags: Weather, News, Amtrak, Cascade Mountains, Eugene (Ore, Union Pacific Corporation, Snow and Snowstorms, Railroad Accidents and Safety, Oregon Mountains


4-season guide to Leavenworth, WA

The ultimate four-season guide to Leavenworth, WA Spring Summer Fall Winter #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/02/Festivals-Leavenworth-Chamber-of-Commerce-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2019/02/Festivals-Leavenworth-Chamber-of-Commerce-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs....
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Texas, Winter, Washington, Germany, US, Summer, Munich, Farmers, Food And Drink, Santa, Bavaria, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, South


Crater Lake, Dufur, and Independence star in 31st annual Cycle Oregon rides

The mythical Crater Lake is back in the Cycle Oregon line-up for 2019. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) The annual reveal party for the 31st annual Cycle Oregon routes was held at the Portland Art Museum tonight. Hundreds of fans of the rides gathered to hear which rural communities they’ll be sleeping in and riding through if they’re lucky enough to participate in the weeklong “Classic”, the two-day “Gravel”, or the one-day “Joyride”. Cycle Oregon will run three events this year after. (T...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, National Park, Crater Lake, Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountains, Portland Art Museum, Central Oregon, Mount Adams, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, Cycle Oregon, Dufur Oregon, Jonathan Maus


The Sheriffs Resisting Washington’s New Gun Laws: “I’m Not Going To Enforce That”

The Guardian: In Washington state, a freshly implemented ballot initiative and a raft of new bills may produce some of the tightest firearms regulations in the US. But standing in the way is a group of rural law enforcement officers who say point blank that they won’t enforce any of it. The Klickitat county sheriff, Bob Songer, is one of them. He told the Guardian that the initiative passed last November “is unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official...
Tags: Washington, Senate, US, Military, Gun Control, Seattle, Second Amendment, Marshall, Nra, Lewis, Bob Ferguson, Pierce, ATF, Cascade Mountains, National Rife Association, Klickitat County


North American glaciers melting much faster than 10 years ago – study

Satellite images show glaciers in US and Canada, excluding Alaska, are shrinking four times faster then in previous decadeGlaciers in western North America, excluding Alaska, are melting four times faster than in the previous decade, with changes in the jet stream exacerbating the longer-term effects of climate change, according to a new study.The retreat hasn’t been equal in the US and Canada. The famous alpine ice masses in the Cascade Mountains in the north-west US have largely been spared fr...
Tags: US, Canada, Alaska, North America, Cascade Mountains, north west US


50 Photos that tell our 2018 story

Year in Review: 50 Photos from our 2018 travels Every year we have good intentions to write our ‘Year in Review’ posts before the year is complete. And, every year, we fall short of this goal. This year was no different. We had a wonderful end to the year and have spent the past week catching up and getting our lives back on track. 2018 will go down as the milestone year. We celebrated 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal ceremony on the beach in Mexico. We celebrated Cameron’s 40th birt...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Mexico, Toronto, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Cameron, Miami, Vancouver, Victoria, Connor, Whistler, Quebec


The healthiest countries to move to

Being healthier is one of the most popular of New Year’s resolutions. For some, this may include making big life changes — like moving — that make it easier to get and stay healthy. And healthy places aren’t just those with lots of gyms and juice bars. Places to make lifestyle changes are those that share a worldview of health — where physical health is important but so are access to outdoor activities, mental health, low-stress levels, fresh food, quality healthcare, and strong, supportive ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Sweden, Australia, California, US, San Francisco, Spain, Healthy Living, United States, Italy, Ikea, Switzerland, Starbucks, Moving


Scenic train rides to ski resorts

Ski vacations truly are the antidote to the post-holiday winter blahs. But sometimes getting to said ski vacations involves inching your way up an icy, two-lane highway, spending more time crammed in your car than speeding down a mountain. Much like traversing cities, trains help people avoid the pain of traffic en route to their ski destinations. Whether day trips near American metros like Denver or week-long excursions through foreign terrain in, say, Switzerland, taking a train to the moun...
Tags: Travel, New York, Minneapolis, Colorado, Boston, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Alaska, Skiing, Washington Dc, New Zealand, Switzerland, Tom Brady, Jasper, Philadelphia


Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands.
Tags: Science, Washington, Ap, Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie Pass Wash, Seattle Interstate 90


Washington state builds new bridge for migrating wildlife

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands.For countless wildlife species, the busy highway... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Ap, Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie Pass Wash, Seattle Interstate 90


Winter storm brings the start of ski season to Summit at Snoqualmie amid hazardous driving conditions

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Cascade Mountains as snow is (finally!) arriving in big quantities.
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Local News, Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie


A life of adventure, religion for American killed in India

John Allen Chau, 26, was from southwestern Washington state but had worked and traveled all over, from the Cascade Mountains to South Africa. A friend described him as driven by twin passions: a love of the outdoors and fervent Christianity. He was killed this month on an island in India.
Tags: News, Washington, India, World, Nation, South Africa, Northwest, Cascade Mountains, Nation & World, John Allen Chau


Divers find body of hiker at waterfall

STEVENS PASS — Authorities say divers found the body of a missing Chinese businessman who disappeared while hiking near a waterfall in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbot says investigators believe the 50-year-old man fell Tuesday while visiting the Deception Falls area. He said teams searched Tuesday, and on […]
Tags: Outdoors, Crime, News, Stevens, Cascade Mountains, Seattle King County, Ryan Abbot


Concerned woman calls 911, saves German hiker

Hiker Nancy Abell called 911, concerned that another hiker she met, Katharina Groene, didn't have proper snow gear. Rescue helicopter pilots found Groene, from Germany, stranded in Washington's snowy Cascade Mountains. (Nov. 1)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Washington, Germany, Ap, Cascade Mountains, Groene, Katharina Groene, Nancy Abell


Ill-prepared hiker rescued after concerned woman's phone call

Katharina Groene had phoned friends to apologize for dying on Washington trek before a good Samaritan summoned authoritiesA phone call from a concerned woman likely saved the life of a hiker from Germany who was attempting to travel through the Cascade Mountains to the Canadian border without proper gear as snow and cold hit the region, authorities said.Nancy Abel of Sultan met and hiked with Katharina Groene on 24 October near Stevens pass and noticed she didn’t have equipment for snow travel, ...
Tags: Washington, Germany, US news, Washington State, Stevens, Cascade Mountains, Abel, Groene, Katharina Groene, Nancy Abel


Best drinking tours in North America

As summertime fun fades into memory and the world outside turns golden and nippy, consider taking a tour that will warm you from the inside out this fall. Whether you’re thinking a bike ride for beer in the mountains of Washington or a mezcal excursion in Mexico, there are many options for you to have a tipple (or five) al fresco before winter hits. Here are seven delicious drinking tours across North America to celebrate the new season with a little bit of revelry. 1. Experience history on ...
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Florida, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, North America, North Carolina, Charlie Brown, Oaxaca, Louisville, Wine Tours, Niagara Falls, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Cascade Mountains