Fort Vancouver was the headquarters for the Hudson Bay Company’s profitable Pacific Northwest operation in 1821. It was also a microcosm of a fully functioning community of the frontier.
Discover the History of the Columbia Basin at The REACH Museum
Explore the geological history of the Columbia Basin at The REACH Museum in Richland, Washington.
Lighthouses of the Columbia River
Fierce weather conditions, rocky shores, and ever-shifting sandbars create the perfect conditions for ship wrecks, and if you peel back the waters you’ll find over a hundred years of maritime traffic that did not make it through this dangerous barrier at the mouth of the Columbia River.
Celebrating the Holidays in Leavenworth, Washington’s Christmas City
The beautiful Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington, where the Cascade Range provides the perfect backdrop for a white Christmas, has become my family’s favorite gathering spot for celebrating the holidays. Outdoor adventures and unique dining and shopping experiences provide special holiday memories for everyone in the family. Here are a few of our favorite things to do when we spend Christmas in Leavenworth. […]
Cranberry Harvest on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula
The Long Beach Peninsula is well-known for many things: one of the longest public beaches in the world, an oceanfront boardwalk, two 19th century lighthouses, ridiculously fresh seafood (such as Willapa Bay oysters) and growing cranberries. In fact, one of the area’s unofficial nicknames is the Cranberry Coast, so when my family and I visited […]