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Vote Tuesday On State Ferry Hikes

The state Transportation Commission is set to vote Tuesday on increasing fares for state ferries. The proposed fare hikes of about 6 percent would be phased in over the next year.

CBS Seattle–07/30/2013

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Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Seattle Area

Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound on the west, the Seattle area is filled with opportunities for day trips under $100.

CBS Seattle–06/28/2013

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Six Orcas Identified off West Seattle

More than a dozen killer whales swimming past West Seattle gave residents a spectacular sight Monday as the sun set. This is the farthest south the orcas have been seen this year, and it may indicate a typical fall shift.

10/09/2012

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Best Road Trips in Puget Sound August 24 – 26

Ready to relax and get away for the weekend? A road trip to fly a kite, sip some wine, taste roasted garlic, shop for art, watch an airplane, listen to music or enjoy a country fair might just do the trick! See what’s happening in Washington state!

08/24/2012

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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip To San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands sit in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receive less rain than Seattle 65 miles to the south. Explore 172 islands, which up the archipelago highlighted by Fidelgo, San Juan, Orcas, Shaw and Lopez. Expect ample outdoor activities, art galleries, museums, festivals and scenic drives on this exciting island adventure. The islands are home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 states, three pods of orca and harbor seals. Explore the tallest peak, Mount Constitution on Orca Island, or just bask in the sun on a weekend getaway to the sunny San Juan Islands.

07/21/2012

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Best Road Trip Adventures July 20 – 22

From berries to blues, fairs to ’50s sock hops and lots more in between, there’s no slowing down when it comes to Summertime fun in WA! Here are some of our favorite adventures this weekend.

07/16/2012

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Guide to NW Lavender Festivals

The Northwest has the ideal climate for growing lavender. This versatile, sweet smelling herb can be used for flower arrangements, cooking, perfumes, oils, and teas. It is a hardy NW plant that comes in many varieties and attracts butterflies to the garden. Hop in the car and celebrate lavender at one of these long standing festivals!

07/02/2012

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Best Teen Summer Camps in Puget Sound

Looking for a fun and challenging adventure for your teen this summer? Whether it’s wilderness survival, crew rowing, drama, or computer design, your teen will have a great summer at one of our favorite camps.

04/10/2012

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Cost to Ride WA Ferry Goes Up May 1st

Single-ticket prices for vehicles on Washington state ferries goes up on May 1.

04/04/2012

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Best Bicycle Tours Around WA

For a chance to explore Seattle on two wheels, check out these bicycle touring companies! One will even take you on an excursion around a few San Juan Islands!

02/24/2012

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