Travel Fearlessly

  • Montecito, CA

    Montecito is known for its star-studded population and luxurious lifestyle, but this does not make it immune to natural disasters. After the 2017 Thomas wildfire, burnt vegetation left most areas vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. The community has shown great resilience, however, and definitely deserves your tourism.

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  • Anacortes, WA

    Located on Fidalgo Island, the vibrant seaside town of Anacortes serves as a gateway to the San Juan Islands and is a popular area for whale watching. Because of Anacortes’s proximity to the Cascadia Subduction Zone that lines a section of the ocean along the Pacific Northwest coast and two extremely well monitored actives volcanoes, Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak, it is important to understand what these risks mean. Printing out tsunami evacuation routes and signing up for a VNS (volcano notification system) is a smart and safe way to travel and enjoy your time in Anacortes.

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  • Hood River + Cascade Locks, OR

    Hood River and Cascade Locks are both located along the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River County in northwest Oregon. With Oregon's tallest peak, Mt. Hood (11,235 feet) overlooking Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge cutting through magnificent landscapes, the region is worth visiting for its unusual mix of geology and climate. A hub for athletic events, tourism, festivals and waterfalls, Hood River County is a fun and adventurous destination for the entire family. View Post
  • Birmingham, AL

    Birmingham is not only the most populated city in the state of Alabama it is the cultural and entertainment capital, with numerous art galleries including the Birmingham Museum of Art, which is the largest museum in the Southeast. In 2017, The New York Times named Birmingham one of the top 52 places to visit. The city sits just shy of 200 miles directly south of Nashville and 150 miles west of Atlanta. Birmingham is made up of several distinct and vibrant neighborhoods, each providing visitors with a unique experience. View Post
  • Port Angeles, WA

    Port Angeles is a harbor town nestled on the shores of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and at the foot of the forested Olympic Mountains. The town of only about 19,000 people is located just a few miles outside of Olympic National Park and serves as an excellent home base for exploring all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. While Port Angeles is at risk for tsunamis and earthquakes, there are excellent local resources so you can travel there feeling prepared and educated.

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  • Manzanita, OR

    Manzanita is a small coastal town in Tillamook County located right off Highway 101. This sweet beach town is known as one of the Oregon coast’s hidden treasures, situated right along seven miles of sandy beach and below picturesque Neahkahnie Cliffs.

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