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Significant rainfall may be double-edged sword for northwestern US this week

A multi-day rain event is just what the northwestern United States needs to help put out the dozens of active wildfires, and forecasters say that is in the offing later this week. But could there be too much of a good thing?From last Friday into the weekend, the region received some relief from the smoke and haze that has persisted due to the fires as a weak storm moved in from the Pacific. Light rain fell across western Washington and Oregon, but areas east of the Cascades received very little ...
Tags: National Weather Service, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, West, United States, Idaho, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Pacific, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, Cascades, National Interagency Fire Center


6 Best Places to Visit in Washington State on a Road Trip

I didn’t have any kind of expectations or hope for our Washington State road trip, which was a good thing, because it ended up being one of my favorite states on our US RV trip. North Cascades National Park Actually, I even liked most of the places to visit in Washington State more than Oregon, which I thought would be the flip side. We spent about a month in Washington State exploring its diverse landscapes from the temperate rainforests and rugged coastline, to quaint Bavarian V...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Oregon, US, North America, Washington State, Bavaria, Seattle, Destinations, Clinton, Douglas, North Cascades National Park, Leavenworth, Cascade, Strait of Juan de Fuca


3 Wonderful Travel Destinations in the U.S.

We all need time for a great vacation getaway. Our busy schedules, horrible commutes and long to-do lists wear us down over time and, sometimes, we need to step away from things and recharge. This applies to everyone at all stages in life. Students need time away from applying for the best student loans and finding suitable accommodation on campus for upcoming semesters. Busy working moms and dads need to take a step back from the stresses that come with running a household, keeping to a tight s...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Oregon, Sales, Portland, Drake, Seattle, Pacific, Haleakala, Maui, Langley, Mendocino, Point Reyes National Seashore, Maui Hawaii, Whidbey Island


Disney+: Das sind die Highlights des neuen Streaming-Dienstes

Es ist soweit: Disney+ ist jetzt endlich auch in Deutschland verfügbar. Der Streaming-Gigant kommt gerade zur richtigen Zeit, denn sind wir mal ehrlich: Langsam aber sicher haben wir schon fast alles auf Netflix durchgesuchtet. Außerdem brauchen wir alle mittlerweile etwas mehr Optimismus im Leben, oder? Und was ist optimistischer, als die Happy Ends von Disney?Ab jetzt können wir neue und aufregende Originals bingen oder uns in alten Disney-Klassikern verlieren. Und falls du das Gefühl hast, du...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Disney, Mit, Uganda, Leonardo Dicaprio, Selena Gomez, Mulan, Demi Lovato, Pixar, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Pluto, Donald Duck


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


The least-visited US national parks

The United States got its 62nd national park in late 2019 when White Sands got the designation in December. If you’re jonesing to go check it out, a road trip through New Mexico is pretty easy. But of the 61 other national parks, some aren’t quite so straightforward to get to. They may involve jetting in tiny planes to remote parts of Alaska or flying 13 hours over the Pacific Ocean. That’s not to say America’s least-visited national parks aren’t worth visiting. It’s just to say that to enjo...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Florida, Indonesia, US, America, Thailand, United States, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Arctic, Switzerland, Michigan, New Mexico, West Coast


Cool Kids Guide of Things to Do in Seattle with Kids (adult’s love these too!)

Seattle is cool. Uniquely cool. And there is a great balance of things to do in Seattle with kids AND for us adults too! Starbucks. Amazon. Microsoft. Costco. Boeing. Pearl Jam. Nirvana. Just a few things Seattle, Washington is famous for producing. How can one city produce so many great things? It’s a city that has been high on my radar since Seattle grunge became a played out thing on my walkman. I just had to go to the place that birthed some of my favorite music ever. And then while we were...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Art, Usa, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wings, Sydney, Portland, San Diego, Howard Schultz, Nashville


16 Incredible Things to Do in Olympic National Park For First Time Visitors!

Planning to visit Olympic National Park? Great choice, as it’s a place you can come to find solace and silence, but also endless adventures! When you do all the things to do in Olympic National Park, you’ll be surrounded by the call of the rushing rivers, shimmering lakes, cascading waterfalls, rolling surf and old-growth forests that whisper their secrets. Klahhane Ridge Trail Like all wilderness areas, Olympic NP is a treasure you will take home in your heart – something you can draw upon ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Virginia, Aberdeen, United States, National Parks, Rob, Airbnb, Kingston, North America, Seattle, Europcar, Giants, South West, Hoh


The best places in America to try forest bathing

Let’s get something straight: Forest bathing is not a simple walk in the woods. Because let’s be honest, most of us when going for a stroll through the forest bring our phones along so we can document the whole thing, and maybe send some “look how I’m communing with nature” selfies to our friends. Forest bathing, on the other hand, means truly stopping to appreciate the world around you. It starts with leaving your phone at home, and continues with mindful breathing, touching the earth, and c...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, America, Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, Giants, Vermont, New England, Michael, Devil, All, Sedona, Grove, Highway 101


Olympic National Park mountain goats

Imagine hiking through lush rainforest in Olympic National Park in Washington state. Your hike climbs up and up into the alpine lakes and meadows of the Olympic mountains. You climb until you stand upon a peak, looking down on it all — the mountains, rivers, lakes, and trees. You look up and see a mountain goat high above you, limp with sedation, being carried in a sling beneath a helicopter, gliding across the sky. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Mountain Goats, All, National Park Service, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, North Cascades, National Forest Service, Washington State Wild Life, WA Dept of Fish Wildlife, Dan Ratliff, Shutterstock Within Olympic National Park, Matt McArdle Shutterstock


6 American Cities I Think You Should Visit This Spring

Somehow it’s already March; a fact that still puzzles me to be honest. However, this is when people are planning their trips for the year or that quick getaway this spring. Since I’ve done a lot of US exploring in recent years, I thought I’d share some of my favorite places around the country that are fantastic to visit, no matter the time of year really. Washington, DC I have to start with my hometown for a variety of reasons. This is one of the few seasons when the temperatures aren’t too ext...
Tags: Travel, New York, Mexico, US, America, San Francisco, Washington Dc, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Seattle, Detroit, Santa Fe, Denver, Pacific Northwest, Destinations


Family ski trip to Mammoth Lakes, CA

“C an we move here?” That was my daughter Layla’s first reaction, stamping through moonlit snow and into the Village at Mammoth, the gas log fires and twinkling holiday decorations making it feel suddenly as if we’d walked into wonderland. I’m with you baby, I thought. I had to admire her 11-year-old sense that anything was possible. Then again, over those 11 years we’d spent seasons in so many one-of-a-kind places (think Puerto Escondido in Mexico, or the Alpujarra region in Spain) that her s...
Tags: Travel, Winter, California, Mexico, US, Los Angeles, Spain, Things To Do, Patagonia, John Muir, Venice, Mica, Ansel Adams, Snowboarding, Bette Midler, Usgs


8 Best Road Trips Destinations in the USA

If you are a traveler, you will find the road trips to be one of the best and interesting options for an enhanced traveling experience. In fact, it can be one of the best options to move through the coastal views, rugged mountains, charming cities and towns and whatever that you are in love with. It can be an excellent and intimate personal experience only those who love traveling can enjoy. If you have been finding it difficult to find the right destination for your itinerary, here are a few be...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Usa, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Arkansas, Arizona, Monterey, Pacific Coast Highway, Delaware, Hoh, Cape Cod, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park


8 of the Best Road Trip Destinations to Go On in the USA

If you are a traveler, you will find the road trips to be one of the best and interesting options for an enhanced traveling experience. In fact, it can be one of the best options to move through the coastal views, rugged mountains, charming cities and towns and whatever that you are in love with. It can be an excellent and intimate personal experience only those who love traveling can enjoy. If you have been finding it difficult to find the right destination for your itinerary, here are a few be...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Usa, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Arkansas, Arizona, Monterey, Pacific Coast Highway, Delaware, Hoh, Cape Cod, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park


The Navy is a good neighbor on Whidbey Island

Cartoonist David Horsey’s recent Navy illustration and accompanying commentary lack considered perspective. The Navy has flown over the Olympic Peninsula since World War II, and jet noise has emanated from Whidbey Island since the late 1950s. “Navy brass” are quite conscientious and attuned to their global mission, while managing risk to their aircrews, and to […]
Tags: News, Navy, Opinion, David Horsey, Whidbey Island, Olympic Peninsula, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Small earthquake shakes Olympic Peninsula near Port Angeles

The Port Angeles 911 call center, Penninsula Communications, did not get any earthquake-related calls from local residents, according to the Port Angeles Police Department.
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Nation, Local News, Northwest, Port Angeles, Olympic Peninsula, Nation & World, Penninsula Communications


Be Surprised By The US – Where I Think Visitors to America Should Really Go

I’m not psychic, that I know of, and yet whenever I meet someone planning a trip to the US for the first time I can almost always guess their itinerary. New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with perhaps Orlando mixed in – these are the cities almost all first time visitors to America feel the need to spend time exploring. New York is, of course, well worth the visit, and it is indeed a wonderful city to spend time getting to know. Vegas has very little value to first time visitors, unless you l...
Tags: Travel, New York, Disney, US, America, Los Angeles, National Parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Las Vegas, North America, Seattle, St Louis


Pacific Northwest road trip photos

The Pacific Northwest has majestic mountain peaks, temperate rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and breathtaking views everywhere you look. To see it all, we mapped a loose plan, loaded up the car, and hit the pavement on an epic road trip. Starting in Washington, we drove up to British Columbia and then slowly wound our way down the coast, visiting the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, and Columbia River Gorge. Along the way we hiked, swam, picnicked with stunning views, and took a lot of...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Oregon, Germany, Africa, America, United States, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Sony, Vancouver, Seattle, Photo Essay, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, NGO


Best camping spots in the US

Whether you’re road tripping , backpacking, or wild camping, there’s nothing better than finding one of those unreal campsites that has both views and solitude — and the western states in the USA are ripe with them. It reminds us of how epic our planet is, gives us space to breathe and rest, and maybe offers a sweet Instagram photo (or ten). I’ve been fortunate to have camped all over the US and a number of places in the west have won my heart and stolen more than a few frames from my camera...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Usa, Camping, Instagram, US, All, Bureau of Land Management, Western US, Crystal River, Instagram While, Escalante, Western United States, Olympic Peninsula, Scuba Diving Magazine, Canyonlands


“Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was not just a legal giant, but also a powerful environmentalist; He marched. He argued. He dissented. In 1958, the activist advocate hiked 22 miles on the Olympic Peninsula to protect a beach he loved.”

“Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was not just a legal giant, but also a powerful environmentalist; He marched. He argued. He dissented. In 1958, the activist advocate hiked 22 miles on the Olympic Peninsula to protect a beach he loved.” Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown will have this article in this upcoming Sunday’s issue of the Pacific NW Magazine of The Seattle Times. According to the bio that accompanies the article, “Judge McKeown is writing a book about Justice Douglas’ env...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Douglas, McKeown, Olympic Peninsula, William O Douglas, Ninth Circuit Judge, Margaret McKeown, Pacific NW Magazine of The Seattle Times


Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was not just a legal giant, but also a powerful environmentalist

He marched. He argued. He dissented. In 1958, the activist advocate hiked 22 miles on the Olympic Peninsula to protect a beach he loved.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Olympic Peninsula, William O Douglas


Battling Scotch broom along Olympic’s Hoh River that threatens fish, forests

Invasive Scotch broom is disrupting natural forest succession and ruining prime salmon habitat as its yellow scourge spreads along the Hoh River and in other Olympic Peninsula salmon strongholds.
Tags: News, Environment, Local News, Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Hoh River


An old 1930s home gets a modern makeover into a cozy beach cabin

Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig is no stranger to cabin design, having completed many beautiful retreats across the Pacific Northwest. So, when Alan Maskin, principal and owner of Olson Kundig, decided to a renovate and expand an original 1938 beach cabin on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the results were nothing short of spectacular. In keeping with Maskin’s love for “the various uses of history,” the Agate Pass Cabin deftly combines the spirit of the 1930s with a modern refresh....
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Repurposed Materials, Olson Kundig, Maskin, Olympic Peninsula, Douglas Fir, Aaron Leitz, Alan Maskin


How To Save Dying Indigenous Languages? Teach Them At University

"The last person who spoke fluent Quinault passed away in 1996. By using recordings of those who spoke the language in the 1960s, a handful of people in the Olympic Peninsula tribe are slowly and painstakingly piecing it back together — and teaching it to a new generation. Last year, Alyssa Johnston was the first […]
Tags: Art, University, Words, Olympic Peninsula, 01.14.18, Alyssa Johnston


Port Townsend is a dream location for a young family, and a new restaurant

Destination Dining: Deborah Taylor and Scott Ross moved to the Olympic Peninsula to open Finistère, where they serve impeccable, delicious food.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Townsend, Olympic Peninsula, Scott Ross, Deborah Taylor


Best places to travel 2017

35 of the world’s best places to travel in 2017         W ith so much negativity in the media, the world is often portrayed as risky, dangerous. And yet, as travelers, we learn the same lesson over and over: Preconceived notions of places and cultures are almost always wrong. The world is, in fact, safer, more hospitable, more open and accepting than non-travelers could ever imagine. If only people everywhere could realize that on the opposite side of t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Photography, New York, Colorado, Mexico, La, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Southeast Asia, India, New York City, US, America


Watch: Salmon swim across flooded Washington state road

Almost every year, when rains are heavy, salmon cross the road in the Skokomish Valley on the Olympic Peninsula. This year’s spectacle did not disappoint. Mason County resident Alissa Joy Ewing captured a shoal of salmon churning floodwaters on the shoulder of road Sunday night, and again on Monday morning. Ewing said she watches the […]
Tags: Weather, News, Washington, Environment, Local News, Puget Sound, Ewing, Olympic Peninsula, Mason County, Skokomish Valley, Alissa Joy Ewing


Changing climate to bring more landslides on logged land, say researchers

Researchers say landslides on logged forests will be more widespread as the Northwest climate changes. In a study modelled on clear-cut lands on the Olympic Peninsula, they anticipate the climate of 2045 and conclude that there will be a 7 -11 percent increase in the land that is highly vulnerable to landslides. The researchers say their findings are applicable to the Cascade Mountain Range area as well.
Tags: Northwest, Olympic Peninsula, Cascade Mountain Range


Changing climate to bring more landslides on logged land, say WSU researchers

Washington State University researchers say landslides on logged forests will be more widespread as the Northwest climate changes. In a study modelled on clear-cut lands on the Olympic Peninsula, they anticipate the climate of 2045 and conclude that there will be a 7 -11 percent increase in the land that is highly vulnerable to landslides. The researchers say their findings are applicable to the Cascade Mountain Range area as well.
Tags: Science, Northwest, WSU, Washington State University, Olympic Peninsula, Cascade Mountain Range


Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Alive And Well

( = || []).push({}); America is good at extinction. There were herds of buffalo the size of Midwestern states, and we nearly annihilated them. There were enough passenger pigeons to eclipse the sun, and we did annihilate them. Around 60 years ago, there were huge swaths of this country given over to a singular proposition: You can do it in your car. The drive-in restaurant. The drive-in dry cleaners. The drive-in liquor store. There was even a drive-in ch...
Tags: Feature, Washington, Berlin, Lifestyle, America, San Francisco, Ford, Autos, Tacoma, Don, Nuh, Townsend, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend