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Category: weekend getaways
February 12, 2015 at 1:54 PM

3 ‘Red Wine and Chocolate’ road trips for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day on Saturday, and little likelihood of weekend snow on Snoqualmie Pass, it might be a good time to team up with your designated driver (and sweetie) for a road trip to one of the “Red Wine and Chocolate” celebrations in Washington wine country. Extra incentive: The National Weather Service predicts sunshine this…

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Comments | More in List, weekend getaways, wine touring | Topics: Lake Chelan wine, Olympic Peninsula wine, Red Wine and Chocolate

February 5, 2015 at 11:53 AM

3 things to do on a rainy Northwest weekend

I started out to look for suggestions on where you could go to get away from the rain this weekend. Eastern Washington, right? Nope. The National Weather Service says it’ll be raining in Yakima, raining in Chelan, raining in Spokane. Portland and Vancouver? Rain. (Environment Canada has even issued an official Rainfall Warning, for up to 4…

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Comments | More in List, weekend getaways | Topics: Hoh Rain Forest, Rainy Seattle weekend, Snoqualmie Falls

November 27, 2014 at 6:31 AM

San Juans welcome holidays with new art museum (and bright lights)

Need a pre-Christmas getaway to rest up after a big Thanksgiving family gathering? The San Juan Islands have a full slate of holiday events, with an added cultural bonus: opening of a shiny new art museum in Friday Harbor next week. Friday, Dec. 5, the dramatically renovated new San Juan Islands Museum of Art opens…

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Comments | More in Northwest, Washington state, weekend getaways | Topics: friday harbor holidays, holiday events, san juan islands

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