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Lara Dunning
Lives in Anacortes, Wa
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The River Rock Inn in Arlington, WA is the perfect place for a romantic or unplugged getaway. Read more in my lastest article for Wander With Wonder. 
Escape the hustle & bustle of modern life to the welcoming, luxurious woodland respite of the River Rock Inn in Arlington, Washington.
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Never Take a Bad Food Photo Again with a LED Bicolor Camera Light

On a recent trip to La Conner, WA, I had an opportunity to play with my Flashpoint LED Bicolor Camera Light. I discovered the usefulness of this light on a press trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia when fellow writer and photographer Tammy Lee Bradley from…
Are you sick of low restaurant lighting messing up your food shots? Never take a bad photo again with The LED Bicolor Camera Light.
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12 Washington State Travel Experiences For 2017

Are you heading to Washington State in 2017 and need some travel adventure ideas? How about a ride in an authentic Venetian gondola, tiptoeing through the tulips, and riding bikes on Lewis and Clark’s Discovery Trail. Here is a list of 20  Washington…
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Heading to Peru and don't know what to eat? Check out this post. 
Your guide to food in Arequipa. Where to find the best picanterías, rocoto relleno, chicha de jora, and chupe de camarones, queso helado in Arequipa.
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If you are looking for a small town warm weather getaway I suggest St. Simons Island, Georgia. There are seven reasons I've fallen in love with this charming and historic southern island. A few are a resort with a beach, family fun, biking riding, and foodie stops.
If you need a warm weather getaway consider St. Simons Island, Georgia. It has natural beauty, family fun, history, shopping, adventure and foodie stops.
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St. Simons is a very special place. I'm glad to have enjoyed it with you. King and Prince sure rolled out the red carpet for us. ;) 
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Creme Catalana, which translates to Cantalan Cream, is a popular dessert in Costs Brava. Similar to Crème Brûlée, this dessert has a unique flavor profile thanks to the addition of cinnamon and orange.
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Guesthouse Ellensburg - Boutique Lodgings Near Downtown Ellensburg, WA

Last fall, I made my first trip to Ellensburg and totally fell in love with this small Eastern Washington town. It has all the things I look for in a small town – very walkable, a unique stay, amazing food, wine, beer, lots of history, and day trip…
If you planning a trip to Ellensburg, I strongly suggest Guesthouse Ellensburg. It is two blocks away from downtown and a very unique historic stay.
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Want to see two Pacific Northwest icons at once? Mukilteo has a historic lighthouse, a ferry run, a waterfront boutique hotel, a beach and lots of dining options. 
The small seaside town of Mukilteo is a mix of history and modernity, making it the perfect locale for a Pacific Northwest escape.
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I like going on small tours and this one in Iceland has beautiful geologic stops and food!
If you want to experience the beautiful scenery of Iceland without hords of tourists, discover this hidden gem: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
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Be sure to read Melody's article about St. Simons Island and The King and Prince Resort. We had met online before the trip and then got to meet in person in Georgia. We had such a wonderful trip and I’m glad we got to experience it together! Reading her post has given me a mini-break from our unusual cold snap in Washington. 
Discovering the unspoiled beauty of Georgia's St. Simons Island has been a favorite part of my 2016 travels. Immerse yourself in their laid-back culture.
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Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas. This adorable town spreads holiday cheer loud and clear with 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days.
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Look no further than the Three Kings food tours in Parma Italy. Three authentic Italian food producers in one day. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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Writer: freelance travel writer, essayist and young adult novels
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Lara Dunning is a freelance writer and the founder of Small Town Washington. She has published travel articles in Experience AnacortesThe Crossing GuideRealFoodTraveler.comWaggonerGuide.com and Whidbey Life Magazine. Her travel interests include culture, history, hiking, happy hours and locavore-inspired food.

Lara also writes young adult novels and nonfiction.  She is a member of SCBWIPacific Northwest Writers Association and Travel Massive.

Lara resides on Fidalgo Island, and in August 2016, she will receive her MFA in Creative Writing at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts.

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Her young adult novel Aleutian Pearl won second place in the Authors.me YA!2015 contest. Her published essays include, "The Topography of Living" in Silver Apples, "Eye in the Sky" in the Mountain Gazette, and “Shells” in Soundings Review.
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Anacortes, Wa
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Anchorage, Alaska - Akutan, Alaska - Wabash, Indiana - Lisle, Illinois - Buffalo, New York - Los Alamos, New Mexico
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