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5 Day Trips Near Seattle To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Before summer is over, and your kids have to head back to school, be sure to embark on one of these fun-filled Seattle-area day trips.

08/15/2015

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First Dinosaur Fossil Found In Washington State

Washington is now the 37th state where dinosaurs have been found

CBS Seattle–05/20/2015

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State Ferries Make Changes To Avoid Another System Failure

The Washington State Ferries’ online vehicle reservation system crashed last week because it couldn’t handle the large volume of customers hoping to make summer reservations.

CBS Seattle–04/21/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Seattle For College Students

There are many great destinations for college students on spring break within five hours of Seattle.

02/14/2015

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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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