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Wildlife Viewing on the Olympic Peninsula

September 25, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is a mecca for wildlife viewing. The three distinct ecosystems—alpine, rain forest and coastal beach—of Olympic National Park are home to an amazing array of wildlife. Bring your binoculars and watch for: Birds Galore Around 300 species …

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Twilight Saga Fascination Continues on the Olympic Peninsula

August 29, 2019

Ever since the first book of Stephenie Meyer’s fantasy Twilight Saga series was published in 2005, fans have been flocking to the town of Forks on the Olympic Peninsula. Once in town, they readily see why Stephenie was so inspired …

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Plan a Side Trip to These Small-Town Summer Festivals

July 3, 2019

What says summer more than small-town festivals that celebrate the local specialty or just give the community a reason to throw a parade and have fun? Here are two local favorites on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula that …

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Celebrate July Fourth, Olympic Peninsula Style

June 27, 2019

July Fourth on the Olympic Peninsula offers a bounty of traditional small-town fun with a Pacific Northwest twist. Communities across the region host apple pie contests, salmon bakes, fun runs, frog jumps, local food and music, and, of course, parades …

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Music with a View: Summer Outdoor Concerts on the Olympic Peninsula

June 14, 2019

The Olympic Peninsula is renowned as an outdoor recreation mecca, but we also have a vibrant music scene, especially in the warmer months, when communities come together to sing, dance, and play along at free outdoor concerts with amazing views. …

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The Sweet Scent of Sequim Lavender

May 21, 2019

Story and photos by guest-blogger Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim | VisitSunnySequim.com Summer in Sequim, Washington has its own special fragrance. You know it as soon as you open your car door, go for a walk, or step onto a …

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Dog-Friendly Travel with Cinnamon the Coonhound (Part II)

May 3, 2019

This story was written by guest-blogger Cinnamon the Coonhound and her human, Elizabeth Rose. Follow Cinnamon’s adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Hi! Cinnamon the Coonhound again! If you read my last blog, you know my favorite thing to do is travel …

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And eagles soared above – Experiencing the ancestral land of the Makah Nation

May 2, 2019

Story and photos by guest-blogger Anne Norup A cluster of walking sticks leaned up against the trailhead sign at Cape Flattery. Some were adorned with feathers, bright cording and colorful beads. Others were left in their natural state with branches …

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Dog-Friendly Travel with Cinnamon the Coonhound

March 8, 2019

This story was written by guest-blogger Cinnamon the Coonhound and her human, Elizabeth Rose. Follow Cinnamon’s adventures on Facebook and Twitter. Hi! I’m Cinnamon the Coonhound, and my favorite thing to do is travel to dog-friendly places where I can relax, …

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The 12 Most Beautiful National Parks in the USA

January 19, 2019

Culture Trip named Olympic National Park (ONP) one of the “12 Most Beautiful National Parks in the USA”. And, we couldn’t agree more. With almost one million (yes, 1,000,000!) acres of mountains, beaches, old-growth trees and stunning rain forest, talk …

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