How do I get from Vancouver, Washington to Port Orchard, Washington?
Is there a night club (could be combination club/restaurant) in Olympia or Lacey for mature people who like to dance, listen to music and like to dress for the evening?
I just now joined and haven't had a chance to look around the site yet but my question before I was directed to join was this: I had planned to do some hiking this weekend at Rainier, however, since the park is closed, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas where I might be able to do some light to moderate hiking near Ashford since that is where I am staying. I have heard about some trails around the area for Mt Tahoma. Keep in mind I will be hiking solo and have very little knowledge of the surrounding area (excluding Mt Rainier which I hike as many days of the month as possible). I have done a preliminary search online and found the MTTA but was hoping to get some more personalized information (such as- the hardest trail to get lost on or -the best trail for someone with bilateral knee injuries). Can anyone give me directions and advise/tips for Mt Tahoma or anything near Ashford that will provide me with a mild to moderate workout for about 4hrs? I would very much appreciate it-and explain it to me like I'm 7 y/o, I'd rather have too much information than not enough. Thanks!
My sister and I are going to be in Seattle Washington the end of the 3rd week in Oct. We would like to some sea glass. Can anyone tell us where is the best place to go to find some. Thanks
I'm looking for a hotel near the ferry to Vashon Island- Is The Grove hotel recommended? Or another one?
Hi travellers. We are venturing from our normal S E Asia travels and decided to venture to these parts hoping to get some good excursions to see the Orca / killer whales in their natural environment.
Which is the best place to arrange such sightings Vancouver or Seattle
What is the best month to maximise sightings
We are hoping to go in October, is this too late?
Looking to tour the wine country but don't know where to begin. Does anyone have any advice??
we are going into Boston near Quincy Market...is there a place for lobster nearby can't come to Mass without Lobster
We are planning to visit Spokane via car from Seattle this end October 2013. What is the overall weather we can expect and what places and activities we can do? Thanks
Best Blues Bar in Olympia?
Does anybody have a good photo of the OLD Apple Capital of the World sign? The one that said population and was up in the 70's?
Where is the best place close to Wenatchee to take my little ones swimming for the day?
If we hire mountain bikes in Leavenworth, are there any trails accessible from the town (within a couple miles or so of the town center) or would we have to transport the bikes to the trails?
How can you utilize the public system best to commute M-F from the Clinton ferry terminal to Bothell; off of 405? Can this be done?
i want to go to point roberts today i don't have alot of time but i dont' know what to see around there? beaches, stores, ?
Planning our first trip to the Pacific Northwest for next July and really need advice. We will most likely fly into SEA and return to NY from YVR. There are plenty of direct inbound flights to SEA and we can use FF miles for a return from YVR. We would like to experience some of the natural wonders of the Pacific NW in addition to our time in these beautiful cities.
Here are two itineraries we have considered:
1. Fly into SEA and stay 3/4 nights>Clipper to Victoria for 2 nights>Pacific Coast bus/ferry to Vancouver and stay 3/4 nights>home from YVR............... too many transfers for a 9/10 day trip????
2. Fly into SEA and stay 4/5 nights (day trips to Mt. Rainier; Clipper to San Juan Islands)>SKIP Victoria>Amtrak Cascades to Vancouver and stay 4 nights>home from YVR
We are not adverse to renting a car for day trips or using the many organized tours. Just not sure about an itinerary that will give us a good balance of city sites/nature sites/land/water. Have read that the Amtrak scenery to Vancouver is really nice; the Clipper to Victoria is nothing much; a day trip to San Juan does not allow much time to explore this island.......lots of pieces of info we're trying to put together........Open to any suggestions and help.
Will have our own motorized boat.
Any recommendations on what we should do?
How do you make reservations on the seaplane/ferry combination between Seattle and Victoria? I've tried Kenmore Air's site, and BC Clipper site with no luck. The ferry site only allows you to do the return trip by ferry both ways, and Kenmore Air's site isn't much help. I want to travel Seattle to Victoria on the ferry, and return next day via seaplane in December. Can anyone help please?
Is it possible to visit the house in Seattle's University District where the author Betty Macdonald's family lived? I'm a big fan of her books
hi there! we're from Germany and are currently in wa state. we'd like to go up to port angeles this weekend and take the ferry to Canada. is there anything we have to see in port angeles before we take off to Victoria? and once in Victoria, what's the most important to see there?
Some friends of mine are arriving at the market by ferry and are then going to the airport. Their question is how far is it to walk to get the shuttle?
Are there gas stations and any groceries along the route from the Log Cabin Resort - to Sol Du - Lake Quinalt?
What recent experiences have you had around Mt. St. Helens in recent years? I'm looking for stories about getting outside (or inside) to fish, hike, raft, climb, learn about nature, confer with Sasquatch, eat, drink and experience the entire area...
The Geography: White Pass Scenic Byway: U.S. Route 12 from Interstate 5 east to Randle; North on FR 25, leading to the east side of Mt. St. Helens and the Windy Ridge Observatory via FR 99; Cowlitz River/505: from Toledo to 504, to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;Spirit Lake Highway: Castle Rock/SR 504 from Interstate 5 to Johnston Ridge Observatory;Lewis River/503: from Woodland to 90, connecting to FR 25 and FR 99 to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;Battle Ground/502: to 503, connecting to FR 25 and FR 99 to the Mt. St. Helens Monument;
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway: Washougal to Carson on SR 14 (Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway). North from Carson on Wind River Road and Curly Creek which connects with FR 90, to the Pine Creek Information Station
I'm going to be in Seattle for three days. What are the top things I should do?
Does anyone have a good recommendtion on a hiking book that covers the Northwest part of the US. Like Washington and Oregon. I can't seem to find anything that has good up to date info.
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Hello. I unexpectedly got 5 days of vacation, so I didn't have any time for planning. Can anybody please recommend me the route and places to see/visit/stay in the Mt. Rainier NP? So 1st day and last day I'm flying in/out of Seattle (or should it be Portland)? It leaves me 3 full days to visit the park. I want to rent a car and drive through the scenic places, having 2-3 hour hikes here and there taking lots of pictures and enjoying the scenery. It'd be great if someone who is familiar with this area could recommend me:
- Road numbers to take
- Where to stop overnight (hotel/motel, not campground)
- Most scenic 2-3 hour hikes
- Places to stop - vista points
Thanks a lot in advance
Any good suggestions on where to stay? Also where can you rent a sailboat? I have never been there before so I would love ideas on what to do. Also, what is the weather like in August?
We are planning a trip next week (first trip to Mt. Rainier!) and I'd like to know if there are any particularly good spots to get out and wander into/alongside a creek? Just wading around and having a picnic sounds perfect to me and I have someone in my group who cannot walk very far if the trail is steep at all. Easy, short hikes are fine though.
My husband and I booked a tour from Evergreen for a full day trip to Mt. St. Helens departing from Seattle for July but they just cancelled on us. So disappointed. We looked at other travel sites that offer the same tour but it looks like all of them are just getting the tour from Evergreen, not really sure but the description looks like straight from Evergreen.
Anyway, now we're thinking if we should just rent a car and drive to Mt. St. helen's ourselves but we don't know what the road condition would be. It's summer so we don't have to worry about snow but I'm worried about what kind of road are we going to drive to. Is it hilly, dirt road, by the side of the mountains with cliff.
So our questions are:
1. Would you recommend that we drive to Mt. St. Helens from Seattle (we're staying in downtown Seattle) or should we just stay in Seattle and do Mt. Rainier instead? We just want to do a day trip.
2. Do you think we can survive doing that long drive, do the Mt. St Helen's tour (not sure how much hiking is needed) then drive back to Seattle? Or is that suicide, lol. Staying overnight in Portland is not an option for us, unfortunately.
3. Is there any other travel agency who offers Mt. St. Helen's tour departing from Seattle?
Thanks in advance!
Is there a shuttle (bus) from Vancouver area to Longbeach?