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Washington Travel: Yakima Valley

The land of hops is also Washington’s first AVA written by Viki Eierdam WITH NAMES LIKE Grandview, Zillah and Moxie, the first American Viticultural Area in Washington might be better known as the place where the vast majority of hops are grown in the U.S., or the top apple-producing county in the nation. Given its fertile soil, it should come as no surprise that the Yakima Valley is also a winemaker’s paradise and a wine lover’s playground. The charm of the valley is a direct result of the tight-knit communities that dot this high-desert expanse. Three hundred sunny days a…

In Search of Sasquatch

We’re not on an ordinary camping trip and we’re not in an ordinary place. This is Sasquatch Country, and Skahan has had many Sasquatch-related experiences— also known throughout the Pacific Northwest as Bigfoot.

Northwest Destination: Base Camp Billings

Billings was dubbed the Magic City for its expansive growth in the golden age of railroads, steamboats and cattle barons. Today, the moniker better describes the surprising variety of adventures in Montana’s unofficial capital.

Washington Lodging: Sleeping Lady

Sleeping Lady is named for the mountain profile just above Leavenworth. She looks pretty relaxed, and chances are as a guest, you will be, too.