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Lara Dunning lives on an island in Washington State, and her travels often include Pacific Northwest adventures. She has a serious passion for small town travel, history, culinary travel and light adventure. Lara has a MFA in Creative Writing, and writes young adult novels, creative nonfiction, and when she is not clicking away at the keyboard, you’ll find her hiking with Hazel, her Australian Cattle Dog.
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Fort Bragg is a touch of 'glass'

Fort Bragg is a touch of 'glass'

FORT BRAGG, CA. — In the tree canopy above our campsite, a group of silky black ravens are entertaining us. As the unofficial welcome crew at MacKerricher State Park tucked along the California coast, they are chattering on with their deep-throated croaks and caws. When they make a noise that sounds exactly like crashing bowling pins, we can’t help but smile in wonder.
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Exploring the explorers in Washington State

Exploring the explorers in Washington State

Long Beach, Wa. — We stand on a windswept grassy dune breathing in the heavy sent of saltwater. To our left, the Pacific Ocean crashes in a rhythmic drum against the long stretch of beach. In front of us is a wooden sculpture of three gray whales, carved barnacles and all. Perched above the ground, they seem to float into the grassy dunes, swimming northward to their feeding grounds.
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Cycling around Georgia's peachy keen island

Cycling around Georgia's peachy keen island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA - When I visited St. Simons Island, I had no idea how charmed I’d be by the Golden Isles. Its idyllic setting with live oak trees strung with Spanish moss, long stretches of beaches, marshlands and historic sites that date back to the 1700s, was most appealing. And, of course, I had plenty of its famous Wild Georgia Shrimp.
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