Heather F Larson
I am a native of Washington State and still enjoy playing tourist in our beautiful state. I think we often take for granted our states wide variety of terrains and climates, attractions and activities, lush green backdrops and wide open wheat fields.
As a travel writer who has contributed to numerous publications, I am often asked to cover stories here in my own backyard. Washingtons miles of ocean beaches, numerous lakes, raging rivers and calm creeks make the state both a favorite destination for tourists and one of the many reasons most of us cant imagine living anywhere else. We have snow-covered mountains, an active volcano (Mt. St. Helens), and rugged hills, yet were also dazzled by rain forests, parched by deserts and lured by wineries and breweries.