The Palouse and Steptoe Butte, WA

One of Washington state’s seven wonders, the Palouse is a 4,000 square feet area of rolling hills near Spokane, Washington. From the summit of Steptoe Butte, standing at 3,612 feet above the ground, one can admire the Palouse’s beauty: shades of green from the lush fields of barley and wheat in the spring, and the sparkling shades of gold and brown during harvest time.

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Coastal Washington – Rialto, Second, & Copalis Beach

We started our drive down the Washington coast with a classic sunset at Rialto Beach, a next day lunch break with a stunning view of a tumultuous Second Beach. Farther south, we stopped by Lake Quinault, then checked out Copalis Beach and Ocean City Beach before continuing on to coastal Oregon.

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Port Townsend, WA

When the weather is right, Port Townsend is a great little coastal town, charming and serene. Deer roam the neighborhood, grazing among Victorian ginger bread houses, and assorted seabirds huddle and hunt on Hudson Beach.

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Makah Days and Cape Flattery, WA

We’ve made it to the northwesternmost spot in the contiguous USA, Cape Flattery, WA! As it often happens, the destination was only one good part of our trip. On our way to the cape, we had the unique opportunity to attend the festivities of the Makah Native Americans’ annual celebrations at Neah Bay.

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Olympic Peninsula, WA

The Olympic Peninsula is home of the Olympic National Park, a natural gem featuring pristine glacial lakes, lush woods, and rocky ridges with spectacular views. Situated across Puget Sound from Seattle, the Peninsula is cocooned by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north, and Hood Canal to the south.

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