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Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review
Playground Earth Skamania Lodge Review

Skamania Lodge Review

A Playground Earth Adventure in the Columbia River
Our recent 4 night stay at the Skamania Lodge, which is situated in the Columbia River Gorge and Cascade Mountains, was a great way to experience the Gorge, Mt. Hood, the dozens of nearby waterfalls, and the charming town of Hood River as well as our river rafting excursion on the Middle Fork of the White Salmon River.
The minute that you pull into the long driveway of the lodge you know that you have landed someplace special. The lodge […]

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Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting
Playground Earth River Rafting

Zoller’s River Rafting Odyssey

At Playground-Earth we love all things water. A lazy day lounging by a pool…jet skiing over a glassy lake…snorkeling in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean…sailing at sunset or as I will highlight in this article…river rafting! Specifically the Middle Fork of the White Salmon River on the Oregon / Washington state line in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.
Our recent 4 day stay at the Skamania Lodge at the Columbia River Gorge put us in within a 30 […]

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Playground Earth Go Sailing | Los Angeles
Playground Earth Go Sailing | Los Angeles
Playground Earth Go Sailing | Los Angeles

Go Sailing

Sailing the coast of Southern California is a great way to spend an afternoon. The air is warm, the wind is up and views of the mountains and the coastline immediately take your mind off your long work week. It’s not long before you settle in to a much more peaceful state-of-mind, letting your captain do the work as you sit back and enjoy the ride. The further you get from shore the more relaxed you become. It’s that […]

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Playground Earth Cabo Marina

Discovering Cabo Pulmo Marine Park

Our first trip to Baja was not a car race across the desert but a touristy trip to Cabo San Lucas. We stayed in a resort next to the noisy marina with party boats coming and going during the day picking up sober tourists and delivering them back to shore drunk. This was not looking like a Playground Earth Vacation so we decided to rent a car and leave tourist-land.
First we drove up the coast on the Pacific side […]

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Playground Earth Enchantment Resort Review
Playground Earth Enchantment Resort Review
Playground Earth Enchantment Resort Review

Enchantment Resort Review

Enchantment, as it is simply called by locals and returning guests, is nestled deep into Boynton Canyon far from the tourist crowds that flock to Sedona and nearby Oak Creek Canyon. Very few places on earth provide a natural setting reminiscent of standing in one of nature’s grand cathedrals. Everywhere you look you are enveloped in red rocks, spires, mesas and verdant valleys. The resort itself seems to grow right out of the landscape.

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Sedona-Fall Adventure
Playground Earth Sedona Magic
Playground Earth Sedona Magic

Sedona Fall Magic

There are few natural spectacles that will overwhelm your senses like driving through Oak Creek Canyon and approaching the red rock wonders of Sedona, Arizona. As you are driving through the canyon, and pass through what seems like an endless stream of roundabouts you are greeted by the sound of tens of thousands of cicadas singing during midday. It’s easy to imagine them being your own personal Sedona welcoming party…so be sure to roll the windows down!
There are simply […]

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River Rafting

River Rafting the Pacuare River

While traveling in Costa Rica, we read about the Pacuare River and its Class 3 & 4 rapids. My boyfriend Mark, his two beautiful dogs, and I had been on the road for 9 months, in our truck camper. We were spending as little money as possible, to travel as long as feasible. But… great things in life have their price.
We got very excited about the prospect of an awesome rafting trip, ignored being on a budget, and spoiled […]

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