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Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

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Explore Vancouver’s new waterfront

Vancouver's waterfront is undergoing a vibrant rebirth with new restaurants, hotels, wineries, trails and parks. The waterfront is now anchored by the 90-foot Grant Street Pier. The cable stay pier makes a great gathering spot as it looms over the Columbia River providing not only great views of

Step up your camping game

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Step up your camping game

With all the rainy weather in the Pacific Northwest, camping in a tent may not be for everyone. You can still reap the benefits of this low-cost lodging option by car camping. Veteran Anthony James Rhoads, a locomotive electrician, has been car camping since 2012 and loves it. Over the

Avoid the summer heat at Anderson Island

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Avoid the summer heat at Anderson Island

When summer begins to heat up, try something new and head to Anderson Island to cool off in an old-fashioned swimming hole. Getting there is half the fun with a 30-minute ferry ride across the Puget Sound.          At the end of Union St., in the town of Steilacoom, sits the ferry

Camp Murray Beach and RV Campground

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Camp Murray Beach and RV Campground

Do you want to try camping but not sure you want to go far away for your first trip? Or maybe you have more family coming to visit and not enough space. A hidden gem for local camping is the Camp Murray Beach and RV Campground which is a lovely

A dog-friendly haven

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A dog-friendly haven

Traveling with your dog can be a fun adventure, but if you are at a National Park, dogs are usually restricted to the areas surrounding the parking lots and not allowed on the trails. Not many people realize the Olympic National Park is surrounded by the Olympic National Forest, which

2019 Blue Star Museum season

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2019 Blue Star Museum season

The Blue Star Museum Program kicked off for 2019 on Armed Forces Day and runs through Sept. 2, Labor Day. The program offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserves. The National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of

Turning love of fashion into a portable career

Military Life

Turning love of fashion into a portable career

Air Force Spouse Olivia Harrell, owner of Liv and Rory, has always loved fashion, but dreams of being a visual merchandiser or buyer for a retail store did not fit in with the frequent moves of military life. Like many military spouses, she found a solution by opening her own

Endless beaches, foodie heaven and eclectic shops

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Endless beaches, foodie heaven and eclectic shops

Sometimes you just need a getaway from your daily routine, and planning a trip with your best gal pals is a perfect break with no one else to worry about or pack for. The Long Beach Peninsula with its miles of beaches and its cute little hamlets is a great

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Fairbanks, Alaska

The land of the midnight sun is much closer than you might expect. Flights on Alaska Airlines from Seattle are a less than a four-hour nonstop flight. Heading out on an early morning flight can have you exploring by 9:30 a.m., giving you a full day on your trip. Fairbanks

Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships awarded

Military Life

Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships awarded

On May 22, the Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarship Fund presented $27,000 in scholarships to deserving family members of soldiers, retirees, and Gold Star Families living within a 50-mile radius of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). This year, 19 high school students, four university recipients and three Army spouses were awarded

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