It’s spooky season and we think one of the best ways to celebrate is by exploring ghost towns and enjoying that crisp fall air! With our top ten favorite ghost towns dotted all over the country, there are plenty of opportunities to visit at least one or two.
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Here, where the mountains meet the ocean, there’s no shortage of nature to explore. And better yet, when you’re ready to kick off your hiking boots, you’ll have no trouble finding farm-fresh fare to refuel for your next adventure.
Though your travel plans have been delayed, the wildlife of the world are going about their routines as usual, and probably enjoying a little extra personal space! We live in an amazing world where your connection to wildlife doesn’t have to be cut off any more than your connection with your human loved ones. It may not be a Zoom family dinner or a birthday party parade, but you can still go wildlife watching online, no binoculars necessary. Here are some of our favorites:
The fact that North Cascades National Park is one of the least visited US national parks is surprising, to say the least. The Cascade Mountains are stunning, and anyone planning a trip to or through Washington should be sure to take time to appreciate this area. A great way to see the beauty of the North Cascades is to take a hike. One of the best North Cascades hikes is Maple Pass Loop. This hike has breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and wildflowers. Plus, it’s a loop, so you get new scenery every step of the way.
Summer is always a popular time to travel. However, when it comes to planning your trip to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, it’s time to change it up. Fall is the ideal time to visit since crowds have dispersed, colors are breathtaking, outdoor activities are at their best, and the culinary scene is mouth-watering. Discover the perfect activity-packed, fall vacation as you take a journey around the Northwest section of Highway 101 on the West Coast, USA. To fully enjoy your time, be sure to plan ahead, make reservations, and always recreate responsibly.
Nestled between the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountain Range, Oregon’s Willamette Valley offers an incredible variety of year-round activities. Our favorite time to visit is during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall; a time the locals have affectionately come to call “cellar season.” That’s when the trails are quieter, access to local wineries and restaurants is uncrowded, and you can take advantage of the newest Pacific Northwest craze—truffle hunting! There are countless ways to explore the Willamette Valley, but this three-day road trip is a great place to start.
Lush forests, green and white ferry boats, and sockeye salmon are only a few of the iconic images that come to mind when you imagine the Pacific Northwest. An area with so much to offer is the perfect destination for a road trip! One small town not to miss is Bellingham, Washington. Just a 90-minute drive north of Seattle, here you can immerse yourself in the authentic Pacific Northwest where mountains still dominate the horizon, solitude is found on uncrowded trails, and farm-to-table dining isn’t a trend—it’s a way of life. Here are just a few reasons why Bellingham should be the cornerstone of your next West Coast road trip.
Known as the best road trip in Washington, the Cascade Loop is a 440-mile route that winds through a large part of the state, including North Cascades National Park. From the sea to the mountains, this large loop gives visitors the chance to experience the diverse landscape that Washington has to offer.
We love the darling country in Walla Walla, Washington. But, what’s not to love? Downtown is charming and chock full of restaurants, boutiques and tasting rooms. Wine tastings and tours throughout the valley are educational and immersive … and fun!
It’s the beginning of the new year, making it the perfect time to find unique bucket list ideas for this year’s travel adventures! From the East to the West Coast and a bunch of awesome places in-between, we got together some of our favorite hidden gems for you to add to your must-visit list! Happy planning!