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Birding on the Olympic Peninsula

May 5, 2020

  The Perfect Time for Birding on the Olympic Peninsula There is a whole amazing world of wildlife out there, it’s happening right now, it’s happening all around you, and it’s worth tuning in. While our human world has slowed …

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Chimacum Farmers Market Corner Farmstand on the Olympic Peninsula

Taste of the Olympic Peninsula

March 27, 2020

If your love of good food drives your choices for travel, explore the Olympic Culinary Loop—the most delicious way to experience the Olympic Peninsula. The region’s diverse micro-climates, coastal proximity and Native American heritage are not only part of the …

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Explore 10 Rural Museums on the Olympic Peninsula

February 26, 2020

So often when you think of a museum it’s located in an urban area, which might be large and daunting. But here on the Olympic Peninsula you can leave the big city behind and explore our collection of fascinating rural …

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Relax on the Olympic Peninsula

Four Ways to Relax & Recharge on the Olympic Peninsula

November 4, 2019

It’s a fact: time spent outdoors in nature benefits body, mind and soul.  Exposure to green spaces and the natural environment has shown a reduction in stress levels, increased social connectedness, and an overall improved well-being. Feel like you or …

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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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Joyce parade on the Olympic Peninsula, WA

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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Port Angeles Fireworks on the Olympic Peninsula

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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Big Cedar Tree in Olympic National Park

The Big Cedar Tree—One of Olympic National Park’s hidden gems

June 23, 2019

Discover one of the impressive trees in the Pacific Northwest, a nearly 1000-year-old western red cedar. Located between Ruby Beach and Fourth Beach on US Hwy. 101 in Olympic National Park, you’ll find a sign for the Big Cedar Tree …

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B&B Lavender Farm in Sequim, WA

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 on an Olympic Peninsula beach

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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