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  • Needles and Haystack, Cannon Beach

    Cannon Beach and its army of rocks

    Because this is when the rains make way for beach-weather in the Pacific Northwest,* let’s go see Cannon Beach on Oregon’s Coast. Cannon Beach is not just a beach but a whole city by the sea in Northern Oregon and is just around an hour and half’s drive from...
  • Boeing 727 cockpit

    Our World: Future of Flight Aviation Center

    If you have a kid who has a fascination for machines that fly, Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo (a few miles north of Seattle – Washington ) will be an interesting and informative place to visit. Aircraft enthusiasts will find a lot of displays, some of them...
  • Evening light, SeaTac Airport

    One evening in SeaTac

    Sunrises and sunset are always magical. I’ve said that before, haven’t I? Let me say it again — whether it is a seaside sunset or a hill top sunrise or dawn or dusk in a wooded or a concrete jungle, there’s something special about it. When that show of...
  • PhotoFeature: Portland Japanese Garden in Winter

    I seem to have an affinity for Japanese Gardens. Landscaped with rich greenery and dotted with stone and bronze sculptures not to mention the ponds in them, these gardens seem to have a soothing effect on me. When I walked in through the gates of Portland Japanese Garden, it...
  • Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

    Our World | Vancouver Lake

    Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver,...
  • Our World | Oldest starbucks store

    Look at the crowd here. You might wonder why people are taking pictures of a Starbucks cafe, and why the ‘Starbucks Mermaid’ looks different. Those who are from Seattle or who have been there will tell you that this is not just any ‘Starbucks’ store. The guidebooks and brochures...
  • Our World | Mt. Hood

    You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is...
  • Astoria from Astoria Column

    I told you a bit about the Astoria Column and showed you a little bit of Astoria. Now let me show you Astoria from Astoria Column, which is over 600 ft above sea level. Being in that seaside town where the voluminous Columbia River meets the Great Pacific, called...
  • Astoria: Charming, picturesque and historical

    Our trip to Astoria, Oregon started at Vancouver, Washington.  Now, anybody who is familiar with the Portland-Vancouver Area will tell you that you just have to cross the river and you will find yourself in the neighbouring state. True, but this time we had to take Interstate 5 and...
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