“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,” wrote poet Robert Frost, and we can’t help but agree when it comes to the Pacific Northwest. Tucked into a corner of the American continent, the PNW, as it’s often shortened to, is replete with dense forests, towering peaks, and yes — even some bustling cities in between. Our contributors have hopped between metropolises and explored the backcountry, and we’re constantly thinking back to the days the Passport Express spent in the PNW. Now we want to hear from you: what would be your PNW itinerary? Do the woods draw you as deeply in as they did Frost?
This Thursday, Mar. 31 at 2pm ET, we’ll ease our way over mountains and through woods, share our favorite moments, and gain some know-how from PNW veterans:
- Kristi Waite (@kristiwaite): PNW native and Seattle-based traveler/photographer
- Valerie of Valerie & Valise (@valerie_valise): Seattle-based blogger & solo traveler
If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Share a photo from your PNW travels; what made that moment special? If you haven’t been, what draws you to the region?
Q2 – 2:06pm EST
The PNW is studded with all kind of natural wonders. Which landmark appeals most to you? Why?
Q3 – 2:12pm EST
Seattle, Portland, Vancouver — which PNW hub suits you best? Why?
Q4 – 2:18pm EST
The PNW is known for being ecologically friendly. How could you scale back your traveling footprint there?
Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Would you rather keep to the stunning northwestern coast, or wander inland toward the majestic ranges? Why?
Q6 – 2:30pm EST
The creative community in the PNW is thriving. How could you use time there to improve your own creative pursuit?
Q7 – 2:36pm EST
How would you choose to move through the region: road trip, train, hiking, another way?
Q8 – 2:42pm EST
Who would you most like to explore the PNW with? Why? Tag them if you can!
Q9 – 2:48pm EST
What do you think most sets the PNW apart from other regions?
Q10 – 2:55pm EST
Have you published your PNW travels? Or, share a story in the region from a traveler you admire!