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Entries filed under 'Weekend Getaways'

    Cycling: A Great Way to Experience Our National Parks

    fileHave you ever biked in a national park? Most of us who visit our national parks drive to the famous viewpoints, get out of our cars and take a few pictures before moving on to the next photo stop. Driving from 30-55 mph, we whiz by the scenery, rarely taking the time to fully absorb the beauty and tranquility of the surrounding landscape. But, as my REI Adventures colleague Maureen recently discovered, road biking offers a great alternative to enjoy our national parks. Sightseeing from the ...

    Posted by andrewk on April 29, 2011 1:04 PM & Tagged Cycling, REI Adventures, Travel, Weekend Getaways, death valley and national parks | permalink | Comments

    The San Juan Islands: A Kayaker's Paradise

    For many of us who live here in Washington state, we know what a gem we have in the San Juan Islands. The San Juans are located northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Easily accessible by ferry or plane, they are are a perfect getaway for a long weekend or an extended vacation, especially if you have any interest in kayaking. The San Juan archipelago has gorgeous scenery and incredible wildlife including orca whales, harbor seals, bald eagles and Dall’s porpoises. And if that wasn’t enough, ...

    Posted by Belinda G on August 3, 2010 4:09 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel, Weekend Getaways, kayaking, paddling and san juan islands | permalink | Comments

    The San Juan Islands: A Kayaker's Paradise

    For many of us who live here in Washington state, we know what a gem we have in the San Juan Islands. The San Juans are located northwest of Seattle in the Salish Sea. Easily accessible by ferry or plane, they are are a perfect getaway for a long weekend or an extended vacation, especially if you have any interest in kayaking. The San Juan archipelago has gorgeous scenery and incredible wildlife including orca whales, harbor seals, bald eagles and Dall’s porpoises. And if that wasn’t enough, ...

    Posted by Belinda G on August 3, 2010 4:09 PM & Tagged REI Adventures, Travel, Weekend Getaways, kayaking, paddling and san juan islands | permalink | Comments

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