Yakima Valley Road Trip — National Geographic Traveler

Washington’s interior, with its dramatic mountain passes and low-slung Main Streets, has the exaggerated beauty of a Western film set. It has the history, too—the booms and busts, the rail heists, the violence of westward expansion. That Old West history sets the scene for a driving route traveling from the railway hub of Centralia, past the snowmelt lakes of the Cascades, and ending in the tumbleweed towns of the Yakima Valley, with 300 sunny days a year...read more...

5 Biggest Turnoffs When Touring a Home | Zillow Blog

Having toured hundreds of homes through the years, agents have come to loathe certain sights. They sometimes leave houses wondering whether the seller even knew a showing was scheduled for that day. Here are five huge turnoffs agents and their buyer clients see when touring homes and how to avoid them...read more...