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5 Getaways in the Pacific Northwest: From the San Juans to Whidbey Island

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I recently posted a year-end roundup of my dozen favorite adventures in 2013. But in between the big trips to such exotic locales as Isla Mujeres and the Adriatic were places closer to home -- destinations where I return again and again. And if you're airport shy, none of them involve getting on a plane -- although you may want to up the adventure factor by taking Kenmore Air to the San Juan Islands. Whether you fly, drive or take a ferry or train, here are five weekend adventures that require no passport and won't put a huge dent in your travel budget.

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