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Monica Bennett
Come along with me as I travel the Pacific Northwest and beyond to experience four seasons worth of outdoor adventures and some of the finest gourmet cuisine all while meeting inspirational people that you will remember forever. Running Just 5 More Minutes is my passion.

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Entries by Monica Bennett

Chute the Chutes (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:57 AM

With Airstream in tow we drive the windy roads of Oregon's high dessert slowly approaching our destination and I couldn't be happier. We just high-tailed it out of a campground that was dry camping only which would have been fine except that on this particular day the mercury rose to...

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PHOTOS: Keeping Cool in Hells Canyon

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 1:40 PM

As I lock up my Airstream's trailer door, I am filled with a sense of pure excitement. Our silver girl has brought us to Idaho on a fun filled road trip and now, for two nights, we leave her safe and sound at the McCall RV...

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My Secret Montana

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 2:54 AM

There is something to be said about the road less traveled. It opens up your eyes and greets you with opportunities and experiences you wouldn't have otherwise. I'm writing specifically about a trip that I took this past summer into the far reaches of Eastern Montana.

Eastern Montana is home...

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Idaho's Hidden Gem: Schweitzer Mountain

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 7:02 PM

Snow was just beginning to fall as we pulled our truck and Airstream trailer into a vintage looking service station in Northern Idaho.

"Where you heading young lady?" a curious, wizened old man fueling up nearby asked as I hopped out of the truck. Fumbling in the freezing cold for...

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Southwest Montana And The Rivers That Run Through It

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 10:37 AM

Traveling with Airstream in tow along the rivers that run through Montana, I couldn't help but reflect back on the film, "A River Runs Through It", and the life lessons learned through the storytelling of American author Norman Maclean. A well known author for his many works such...

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Alpine Glamping in the Bitterroots (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 4:32 PM

"Glamping" (glamorous camping) is a growing global phenomenon that combines camping with the luxury and amenities of a home or hotel -- be it in a travel trailer complete with the comforts of home or in a canvas tent with wood floors, comfortable queen-size beds, spa facilities and gourmet meals....

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A Visit to McCall: Your Own Private Idaho (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2013 | 5:32 PM

Traveling the Pacific Northwest with our Airstream travel trailer is our favorite way to explore this part of our country. Always on the ready, our Airstream has served as our "home away from home," for almost three years now while visiting some of the most breathtaking spots this area has...

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Whistler Blackcomb: Canada's Great Ski-For-All

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 6:00 AM

The sun was setting as we pulled out of our driveway in Seattle with our Airstream in tow. Our destination was Whistler in beautiful British Columbia. A pleasant five hour drive later we arrived and headed straight for Riverside Resort which would be our Airstream's home for the...

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The Slow Life On Washington State's Lopez Island

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 8:40 AM

This is the last post in a four part series about the spectacular, awe-inspiring San Juan Islands of Washington State. Please read the first, second and third posts to get the full story.

The three major islands of the San Juan archipelagos...

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The Magic Of Washington's San Juan Island (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 7:00 AM

One thing is certain: The San Juan Islands of Washington State offer beauty, a friendly culture and an assortment of restaurants proudly serving local fare.

After spending time on Orcas Island, hubby, B and I decide to head over to the second largest and most populous island in...

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The Summer Splendor Of Orcas Island (PHOTOS)

(26) Comments | Posted August 4, 2012 | 9:30 AM

After a leisurely morning ferry ride between the emerald islands of the San Juan Archipelagos, we arrive on Orcas Island. We head straight to West Beach Resort where our Airstream's campsite was awaiting our arrival.

~ Orcas Island Ferry Landing; Picturesque...

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Discover Washington's Beautiful, Friendly San Juan Islands

(7) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Come along with me to escape the big city and retreat into a lush island paradise where time seems to stand still.

Say hello to the San Juan Islands.

An archipelago situated in the mountainous Pacific Northwest and comprised of 175 islands, it is a place of...

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