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Tour of Washington State Movie and TV Locations Part 3–North Bend and Twin Peaks

North Bend and Mount Si: Twin Peaks Country Even if there had never been a Twin Peaks, North Bend and Mount Si would be fantastic destinations. Si is possibly the most popular mountain hike in the state of Washington. It affords incredible views and has a well-maintained, easy-to-follow trail. Don’t let that fool you, though. […]

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Tour of Washington State Movie and TV Locations Part 2–Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight in Forks and La Push

Twilight in Forks and La Push, Washington One of the funniest bumper stickers I’ve ever seen read, “Vampires SUCK…at Forks, Washington.” The sticker, of course, references Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series. Like Northern Exposure‘s Roslyn, this is an area that I’m familiar with because I love the area itself. And yes, that is partially my way […]

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Tour of Washington State Movie and TV Shooting Locations Part 1–Northern Exposure in Roslyn

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 (check out Moose Chick’s excellent fan site here). Second, it’s a chill little mountain town smack dab in the middle of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Talking Ghosts at Alfred’s Haunted Cafe

Interesting Conversation One of the great things about being the Northwest Nomad is that I have a permanent excuse to drink beer and chat with strangers at bars. It’s what I call “conducting research,” and I’ve found all kinds of interesting informational nuggets out there that way. A couple days ago I had such an […]

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