Moon Washington

Ninth Edition, June 2012
Pages: 760

Price: $21.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612381336

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612382616

Award-winning writer and Washington native Ericka Chickowski provides an insider’s view of the Evergreen State, from Seattle’s arts, culture, and snow-capped peaks to the fire and ice of the state’s most venerable volcanoes. Chickowski offers itineraries such as Volunteer Vacations, Quintessential Washington Eats, and Great Drives in Washington. Complete with details on climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe, and dining in almost every major and minor city in the state, Moon Washington gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Washington

Enjoy the very best of Washington with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Washington
    • Wines of Washington
    • Weekend Getaways
    • The Olympiad
    • Washington’s Five Corners
    • Into the Wild Cascades
Explore what Washington has to offer.

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

    • Seattle
    • The Eastside including Bellevue and Mercer Island, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville and Bothell
    • North Puget Sound including Edmonds and Mukilteo, Whidbey Island, Everett, Northern Snohomish County, Skagit Valley and Mount Vernon, La Conner, Burlington to Bellingham, Bellingham, and North to Canada
    • South Puget Sound including Olympia, Tacoma, Kitsap Peninsula, Islands and Inlets, Puyallup Valley to White River Valley, and Sea-tac Airport Corridor
    • San Juan Islands including Anacortes, San Juan Island, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and Other Islands
    • Olympic Peninsula and the Coast including Olympic National Park, Hood Canal and Vicinity, Port Townsend and Quimper Peninsula, Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Angeles to Sol Duc, Olympic COast and Hoh Rain Forest, Queets and Quinault, North Beach, Grays Harbor and Vicinity, Long Beach Peninsula, and Lower Columbia River
    • Columbia River Gorge and Wine Country including Vancouver, Lewis and Clark Highway, Columbia River Highway, Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, and Walla Walla
    • North Cascades including Mount Baker and Vicinity, The Mountain Loop: Granite Falls to Dorrington, North Cascades Highway, Methow Valley, Chelan and Vicinity, Cashmere, Leavenworth, Stevens Pass and Skykomish Valley
    • South Cascades including Snoqualmie Valley and Snoqualmie Pass, Cle Elum and Vicinity, Enumclaw and Vicinity, Eatonville and Elbe, Ashford, Mount Rainer National Park, Chinook Pass and Highway 40, White Pass Scenic Byway, Approaching Mount St. Helens, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Mount Adams and Gifford-Pinchot
    • Eastern Washington including Spokane, I-90 Corridor, Wenatchee, U.S. Route 2 and State Route 28, Grand Coulee Dam and Vicinity, Okanogan Valley and Highlands, The Northeast Corner, Palouse Country and Pullman, Clarkston and Vicinity, Snake River and Mountains Country

When Ericka Chickowski was a kid, her parents told her she had too many recreational interests. Little did they know these would serve her well in her career as a freelance writer. Over the better half of a decade, she has covered everything from river rafting to llama trekking. Ericka’s travel stories have appeared in publications such as The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and Midwest Airlines Magazine. She is also a respected technology journalist who has garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for column, feature, and humor writing.

Ericka grew up under the shade of Washington’s evergreens. She learned to appreciate the state’s diverse landscape from the backseat of a minivan during family road trips. Once she learned to drive herself, her wanderlust and love for the outdoors sent her on a lifelong quest to explore the nooks and crannies of the state, from the windswept plateaus of dry Eastern Washington to the mossy rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula. In spite of her appreciation for nature, she still thinks one of the prettiest views of Mt. Rainier is from Red Square at the Seattle campus of University of Washington, her alma mater.

Though Ericka settled down several years ago in a San Diego beach cottage with her husband, Paul, and her lovable mutt, Sandy, she regularly visits the trails, museums and restaurants of her home state. In fact, during the course of her research for this book she logged more than 2,000 miles along Washington’s highways and byways. Her quest to find the coolest roadside eateries, the funkiest museums, and the grandest vistas keeps her coming back time and again.