Moon Olympic Peninsula

First Edition, June 2012
Pages: 208

Price: $14.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381459

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612382548

Author and Washington native Jeff Burlingame knows the best ways to enjoy the Olympic Peninsula, from strolling through the subalpine meadows and temperate rain forests of Olympic National Park to soaking and swimming at Sol Duc Hot Springs. Burlingame offers unique strategies so travelers can organize their trips around specific time restrictions and interests, such as A Long Weekend, Seven Days of Highlights, and—for Stephenie Meyer fans—Three Days of Twilight. With details on touring small towns, exploring the coast, and getting lost in nature, Moon Olympic Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Olympic Peninsula

Enjoy the very best of Olympic Peninsula with these itineraries:
  • The Best of the Olympic Peninsula
  • Wine Time
  • Picture-Perfect Moments
  • Three-Day Weekend with the Kids
  • Indigenous Past and Present
  • Best Bed-and-Breakfasts
  • The Great Outdoors
Explore what Olympic Peninsula has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Hood Canal and the Kitsap Peninsula including Shelton, South Hood Canal, and North Hood Canal
  • Port Angeles and the Northern Peninsula including Port Townsend, Sequim-Dungeness Valley, The Elwha and Sol Duc River Valleys, Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway, Neah Bay and Lake Ozette
  • Hoh Rain Forest and the Coast including Forks, La Push and Vicinity, Hoh River Valley, Queets, Quinault, Kalaloch, North Beach, East Grays Harbor, South Beach, and Long Beach Peninsula

Jeff Burlingame was born and raised in the Olympic Peninsula, in the town of Aberdeen. He grew up exploring the areas around him: working as a shake rat in the peninsula’s woods; hiking the 14-miles-roundtrip trail to the top of Colonel Bob peak; and fishing the area’s beautiful rivers, lakes, and streams.

Jeff spent a decade working as a reporter and editor at his hometown newspaper, The Daily World. In 2004, he co-founded the nonprofit Kurt Cobain Memorial Foundation. The foundation has played key roles in the creation of several community projects and events in Aberdeen in honor of the late rock and roll legend, including an annual concert that draws people from all over the world.

Today, Jeff is the award-winning author of 20 books. His work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York Public Library, and the NAACP, which selected one of his books for a prestigious Image Award in 2012. (He was also nominated for an Image Award in 2011, but the award that year went to former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.)

Jeff and his family live in Tacoma, Washington.