Vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills.

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – In the Heart of Yakima Wine Country

Yakima Wine County’s five AVA’s stretch over 70 miles along Interstate 82 in Eastern Washington. Almost right in the middle is the small town of Zillah, which is known for its Teapot Dome Service Station and Rattlesnake Hills wineries. On a recent trip to tour the area’s wineries and join the Premium Tour and Tasting…

Alexander's Castle at Fort Worden.

Escape to a Castle by the Sea – Alexander’s Castle at Fort Worden in Port Townsend

This article originally appeared on thecrossingguide.com. Alexander’s Castle three-story, rampart-edged brick tower strikes an impressive pose against a sapphire sky. Built in 1882, it is the oldest structure at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA, and from the view in its lofty tower, Admiralty Inlet gleams in the sunshine. This unique abode—a Victorian American-made castle—is my…