Posts by Valerie

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A Guide to Wandering the Washington Coast – 6 Stops Worth Making

The Washington Coast is full of surprising and interesting towns. Whether you're spending a weekend away or taking a road trip, here are the places to stop.

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon

Heading to Oregon for an Instagram-worthy foodie or outdoors trip? You're in for a treat – and here's what to pack for Portland.

What to Do in Portland, Oregon – My Favorite Experiences

Visiting Portland, Oregon? After visiting many times over several years, I've compiled a list of my favorite experiences in this Pacific Northwest city.

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A Guide to Santa Barbara, the American Riviera

Looking for a destination you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the best flavors in life? America's Riviera is the place – here's my guide to Santa Barbara.

One Day in L.A.: A Guide to Visiting Los Angeles

Can you really see a dynamic city like Los Angeles in one day? Take it from me – I once swore I would never visit, now I'm writing the guide to see it all in L.A. in one day!

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10 Days in Alaska: An Itinerary and Guide

Want to visit Alaska? Take advice from a local! Here's the ultimate itinerary/guide to travel for 10 days in Alaska, including Anchorage, Denali & Seward.

Should You Visit Alaska in Spring – Five Great Reasons Why

An unforgettable trip to Alaska can happen at any time of year... including the oft-overlooked shoulder seasons. Here's why you should visit Alaska in Spring!

UnCruise Adventures Alaska Review

UnCruise Adventures Review – The Best Alaska Cruise

Want to cruise to Alaska? UnCruise Adventures s the only way to go – and by far the most immersive, active way to see this bucket list destination.

Major Marine Tours – A Perfect Day Cruise from Seward, Alaska

After taking a cruise to Alaska, most people head straight for land. Instead, learn why I recommend Major Marine Tours in Seward for a perfect day cruise.

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