Pacific Northwest

Newport, Oregon: The Edge of the Continent, the Start of an Adventure

Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon

For over 150 years Newport, Oregon has been a premier beach destination for visitors and travelers from near and far. Located roughly in the center of the Oregon Coast, approximately 120 miles from Portland and 85 miles from Salem, Newport is the perfect destination for a quick visit or an extended stay. This quaint but modern …

Newport, Oregon: The Edge of the Continent, the Start of an Adventure Read More »

How to Plan a Day at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

humboldt penguins at woodland park zoo seattle

Woodland Park Zoo, located in the Phinney Ridge area of Seattle, has been serving as the city’s zoo for over 100 years.  The zoo complex spreads out over 92 acres, and includes animals and exhibits, open space, a rose garden, many other gardens, administrative buildings and parking, and attracts over a million visitors a year.  Woodland …

How to Plan a Day at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo Read More »

Poulsbo: The Norway of the Pacific Northwest

If you take the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Bainbridge Island Ferry, and follow Highway 305 to Poulsbo, you will discover that much to your surprise you have arrived in Scandinavia. Well, not really, but it certainly looks like it. The elaborate Velkommen Poulsbo mural outside the Bakery Cafe certainly had you fooled. The floral patterns …

Poulsbo: The Norway of the Pacific Northwest Read More »

Scroll to Top