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Olympic National Park – The Coast

There are three distinct parts of Olympic National Park: the coast, the rainforest and the mountains. The first part that we visited in August 2012 was the coast. We flew into the Seattle-Tacoma Airport and drove directly to Forks on … Continue reading

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Colette’s Bed and Breakfast

Ah, Colette’s. This B&B will always hold a special place in my heart. Located in Port Angeles, WA, Colette’s Bed and Breakfast is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the base of the Olympic National Park mountain … Continue reading

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Quillayute River Resort

  Quillayute is listed in Trip Advisor under B&Bs and Inns in Forks, WA, and I wouldn’t quite consider this a B&B or an inn, but we really enjoyed our stay here in August 2012. (It is ranked #1 on … Continue reading

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Sleeping Bulldog Bed and Breakfast

Blake and I stayed at the Sleeping Bulldog in August 2012 during our trip to Washington. The Sleeping Bulldog is located in the Jackson Place neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We drove into Seattle from Port Angeles. While we could have … Continue reading

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TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast

In June 2011, we had the pleasure of staying at the TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast. TouVelle is located in Jacksonville, OR, which is a quaint little town in southern Oregon that, with the help of its storefronts, looks like … Continue reading

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Redwood National Park

When I told people Blake and I were headed to the Redwood National Park as part of our vacation in 2011, the typical reaction was, “Ohh I’ve always wanted to see them!” And now, after having seen them, I insist … Continue reading

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Flinders Chase National Park

Part of the Wonders of KI tour at Southern Ocean Lodge includes a visit to Flinders Chase National Park to see much of what it has to offer. Our first stop was at the Cape du Couedic lighthouse. A short … Continue reading

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Southern Ocean Lodge: The Tours

Four complimentary tours are included when you stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. These tours are supposed to give you a personal view of what the island has to offer and include seeing the wonderful flora and fauna on Kangaroo Island. … Continue reading

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Southern Ocean Lodge: The Spa

While Blake and I decided to take our honeymoon just over a month after our wedding, a relaxing morning at the spa was definitely needed after 14 months of planning a wedding. Back in Chicago we had printed out the … Continue reading

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Southern Ocean Lodge: The Food

The food of SOL needs it’s own section because it is spectacular. Reading the Trip Advisor reviews before arriving had me a little hesitant as most were raving but a few were less so. Some people had comments that they … Continue reading

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