Quick Escapes Pacific Northwest: Getaways from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, B.C.

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Overview

We’ve done the planning. You do the packing.

 

When you only have a few days to get away, why spend half your time preparing? Quick Escapes® frees you from the details and puts you on the road to a good time. Inside you’ll find twenty-four carefully planned minivacations within driving distance of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Check out the sunnier side of the Cascades for some mountain biking, hiking, or golfing on a weekend trip to Bend, Oregon. View pods of whales and other marine life on an Orcas Island charter boat in Washington. Tour the lush fruit orchards and vineyards of Okanagan country in British Columbia. With this guide, you’ll find enough variety to suit every budget and taste.

 

Featuring:

  • easy-to-follow itineraries for one- to three-day minivacations
  • recommendations for the best places to visit, dine, and sleep
  • plenty of additional options to customize your trip as little or as much as you wish
  • accurate driving directions and route maps
  • information on festivals and special events

 

Whether you’re looking for a short mid-week adventure or taking advantage

of a long weekend, Quick Escapes makes it easy to get away from it all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744336
  • Publisher: GPP Travel
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Quick Escapes Series
  • Edition description: Eighth
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Cunningham is a freelance writer who has lived in Eugene, Oregon, for 30 years and has explored all corners of the Pacific Northwest by car and on foot.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     V
Portland Escapes     1
Hell's Canyon     2
Eugene-Florence-Newport     10
Mount Hood Loop     20
Around Mount St. Helens     28
Astoria and Long Beach Water Pleasures     36
Columbia River Gorge     45
John Day Fossil Beds to Shaniko     53
Central Oregon     63
Seattle Escapes     73
San Juan and Orcas Islands     74
Strait of Juan de Fuca     84
Snoqualmie Falls and Fall City     94
Leavenworth to Ellensburg     100
North Cascades     110
Mount Rainier Loop     118
North Kitsap Peninsula     125
Skagit County     132
Vancouver Escapes     139
Explore the Fraser Valley     140
Mountain/Canyon Circle     149
Vancouver Island: West Shore     159
South Vancouver Island     168
The Gulf Islands     176
Langdale to Lund     185
The Okanagan     194
Southeast Vancouver Island     205
Index     217
About the Author     233
About the Editor     233
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