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Here’s the 5 Most Enchanting Christmas Towns to Drive to In Washington

Washington is beautiful in December-that's undeniable by residents and visitors alike. Adding a little holiday cheer to our great state is easy as throwing a holiday parade and festival of lights. Need some Christmas spirit? Are the kids begging to see some twinkling lights? Here are 5 of the most enchanting Christmas towns to drive to near Seattle. Neale Adams is licensed under CC 2.0 1. Anacortes Ready for a coastal Christmas? Take a trip north to the beautiful city on the water ... read more

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The Top Things to See and Do Inside Mount Rainier National Park This Fall

Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and connect with nature. What's the best way to do just that near Seattle? Make a trip to Mount Rainier National Park. With so much to see and do, your entire family is sure to love this weekend trip up the mountain. Here's our list of the top things to see and do inside Mount Rainier National Park this fall. Top 6 Things to Do in Mount Rainier National ParkOhanapecosh by Mount Rainier National Park is licensed under CC BY 2.01. Go camping. Mount Rainier National ... read more

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5 Best Places to See Fall Foliage Near Seattle

Weekend hiking trips, football games, sipping hot cider, and driving up to see fall foliage are just a few of our favorite fall activities. And, rightfully so-the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places to see the leaves change color and enjoy the crisp autumn breeze. Thinking about taking your Subaru for a spin on a cool fall day? Here are the 5 best places to see fall foliage near Seattle. 5 Best Places to See Fall Foliage Near SeattleDiscovery Park Old Zipline by Seattle Parks is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ... read more

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Best Seattle Hikes for Kids

Want to know what we love most about living and working in the Pacific Northwest? Its close proximity to nature. Being outdoors and taking a deep breath of fresh air is good for the soul-but any parent knows it can be hard to venture in the Great Outdoors when you have little ones. They like to nap. You like to nap. And, going too far from home might wear them down. Let's rethink that notion. Here are 4 of the best kid-friendly hiking spots near Seattle that offer low mileage, exciting features, and flat terrain. These Are The Best Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Seattle ... read more

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Here's Why Dogs Are Afraid of Fireworks and How to Comfort Them

Does your pet go nuts at the sound of crackling sparklers and fireworks booms? They're not alone. More than any other time, the Fourth of July is the number one day for dogs to run away from home. Why? Because they're scared of fireworks. Here's why they are afraid and how you can comfort them next year. Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks? For you, fireworks can be a great way to celebrate a holiday or big event. For Fido, it can be a traumatic experience. Here are a few reasons why. 1. Fireworks are loud. Compared to humans, dogs have a more acute sense of hearing. Fireworks are loud and a bit alarming for us. Now, imagine if your sense of sound was intensified. Scary, no? Dogs experience fireworks at a louder, more intense volume-so those booms, snaps, whistles, and pops are terrifying and instill a sense of fear in your best friend. 2. Fireworks are unexpected. Dogs also don't understand why fireworks happen. For one second, the ... read more

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