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The Northwest Adventures Edition

Welcome to our 8th issue of the NW.Life Magazine! We are celebrating the magical changing of the seasons in the Great Northwest with this special Northwest Adventures edition! We are pleased to bring you stunning regional photography by Mark Bergsma and watercolors by Hannah Dunn. In this issue we share adventures, getaways, guides and roadtrip tours from Western Washington to Eastern Washington and beyond.

Each page brings exciting places to stay, play, eat and drink! Get your free copy online now at

Your next getaway is closer than you think! You don't have to travel to another country to taste amazing food or go on an adventure! We'll help you discover the undiscovered Northwest like the uninhabited Patos Island in San Juan (Tranquil Seaside Getaways), a Spa Getaway that uses herbs from their garden and honey from their own bee hives for spa services (Northwest Stay Spas), a mansion on a chamomile farm in Sedo-Woolley (East Skagit Getaways), and so much more!

Our new Yummy Alert "Menu of Menus" features even more yummy dishes and drinks from restaurants all over the region. And for beer-lovers, our Northwest Bites and Brews Guide features several great places to enjoy a pint and grab a bite to eat!

Here are a few of the amazing things every NW Enthusiast will find in this issue!

  • NW Getaways in Western Washington, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
  • The Islands Wine Trip
  • NW Winery Tour
  • Tranquil Seaside Getaways
  • Stevens Pass Snow Day
  • Northwest Stay Spas
  • Sweets and Treats Guide
  • Northwest Shopping Guides
  • And so much more!

Our Non-Profit Spotlight is the YMCA Oasis Teen Center of Skagit County, Washington. They have an intensive outreach team working diligently to help our precious young people off the streets and connected with the services and resources they so desperately need.

"Just the fact that they know if things go wrong, they still have a safe place to sleep can help stabilize someone's situation." ~ Justin Krupa, Oasis Executive Director

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  • Timing is everything and Oak Harbor band Backyard Bison is a shining example of this, putting together a demo to win a competition on the fly. What began as various high school friendships has grown to form a popular, full-fledged band.

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  • You've heard of a day spa, now get ready for the stay spa. These six destination spas are the

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  • Located on the scenic Cascade Loop (Hwy), Stevens Pass winds through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and offers all of the snow activities you could ever want! About 30 miles up the road is Leavenworth, a...Read more

  • A true artist at heart, Mark Bergsma's interest in photography started over 40 years ago

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  • Whidbey Island & Fidalgo Island have all the ingredients for an amazing wine tasting getaway with a rich winery scene, beautiful landscapes, comfortable inns, and delicious foodie destinations. Be sure to choose a designated driver...Read more

  • There are many ways you can measure success, by the number of youth provided with a safe place to sleep (47 for 746 nights in 2018) or the number of meals were served (1453 in 2018) in the shelter alone, but success can be subjective. Your...Read more

  • Whether you plan on hiking, skiing, or just want a break from the busy city life, we have found a few of the great bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels and farmstays offering...Read more

  • In this fast-paced day and age, it is easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that adventures are around every corner. We

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  • The YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter provides emergency housing 365 nights of the year for all runaway and homeless youth 13-17 regardless of where they are in their lives. They have an intensive outreach team working diligently to connect

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