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Category: Scenic drive
October 26, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Crack down on Washington beach driving? Take our poll

The sun had just set below the Pacific Ocean’s indigo horizon. Our Long Beach bonfire was blazing merrily in the windbreak of a drift log, and a glass of cabernet washed down some sticky s’mores rather nicely. It was the kind of moment the local visitor bureau likes people to talk about. Then the peaceful moment…

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March 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Cheap and scenic: Take the bus around Oahu

Recently I wrote about taking a spectacularly scenic drive around the Hawaiian island of  Oahu, suggesting places to stop and sightsee along the way. But Seattle Times reader Bronson Swanson has a suggestion:  Instead of driving a rental car, take the city bus on the same route. It saves money  and the environment, says Swanson. The bus…

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Comments | More in Hawaii, Scenic drive | Topics: North Shore, Oahu, TheBus