Tired of the same old tourist traps? Take the road less traveled and uncover the hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales other guidebooks just don’t offer. Off the Beaten Path® features the things you’d want to seeif only you knew about them! From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, you’ll say over and over again: "I didn’t know that!”
Discover a different side of the Evergreen State! Visit the American Hop Museum, the country’s only museum dedicated to this obscure vine used in brewing. Take a Chimposium workshop at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute. Or go for a dip in the rejuvenating waters of Soap Lake, popular with local tribes for its healing properties. So if you’ve "been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.
About the Author
Myrna Oakley has traveled the byways of the Pacific Northwest for decades, with an eye for scenic areas, inns, gardens, and places with historical character.
In this process she has developed an affinity for goosedown comforters, friendly conversations by the fire, and intriguing people who generally prefer to live somewhat off the beaten path. Myrna teaches about the business of freelance writing, novel writing, and travel writing at local colleges and universities in the Portland environs.
Table of Contents
Washington Coast and Olympic Peninsula 1
Puget Sound Region 33
North Cascades and North Central Washington 85
South Central Washington 119
Northeast Washington 155
Southeast Washington 183
Useful Resources 203
General Index 207
About the Author 225