Tour of Washington State Movie and TV Shooting Locations (Part 1)

Roslyn, Washington, aka Cicely, Alaska: Home of Northern Exposure We’re starting with Roslyn, Washington, for two reasons. First, it’s the town where Northern Exposure — my favorite television series ever — was filmed. Second, it’s a chill little mountain town smack dab in the middle of the Snoqualmie Pass, which is one of the prettiest drives in the state of Washington. In my opinion, only the White Pass drive can compete with it. The town shown in Northern Exposure as…

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Where to Stay in Hoquiam, Washington

Hoquiam and Aberdeen, Washington, are Good Launch-Off Sites and Destinations in Their Own Rights Hoquiam and Aberdeen are great places to stay for people hiking along the Washington coast. The cites are 45 minutes from Lake Quinault, with its great trails, wildlife viewing, and penchant for mystical experiences. It’s also half an hour from Ocean Shores. The advantage to staying in Hoquiam or Aberdeen rather than the destinations noted above is that the cities are rarely ever sold out of…

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Aberdeen, Washington: Not the Lying-Down Kind

The city’s bridges sag over their rivers like hunchbacked men carrying too-heavy loads for too long. On the streets, tired, dim-eyed cars float into mist as a foreign country’s nighttime overtakes everything. Orange lights glow in pub windows, the buildings thus resembling cooling embers from a scattered fire. They’re the secret hearts of this world carved out of fog, those pubs. Their walls thump with rock, pop, and hip hop. A tortured, mewling voice echoes faintly through the alleyways. “Come…

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