Pacific Northwest

Nurturing Faith Experience: Pacific Northwest

July 20-27, 2019
Beginning and Ending in Portland, Oregon

Featuring Washington’s Olympic National Park and Oregon’s Cannon Beach — two of the 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World according to National Geographic

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Explore nature at its best from unspoiled coastlines with colorful tidal pools to fern-filled rainforests with towering, moss-draped trees to glacier-topped peaks including Mount Olympus. This experience includes amazing whale watching, and visits to historic lighthouses along rugged coastlines and Lewis & Clark’s end-of-the-trail sites.

Excellent coastal lodging and delicious meals (including outstanding local seafood for those who choose) add to the memorable small-group experience. Personal attention, knowledgeable hosts, enjoyable interaction, inspiring moments and unique opportunities are the marks of Nurturing Faith Experiences.

This Nurturing Faith Experience is carefully and uniquely planned and hosted by editor/writers Bruce Gourley and John Pierce.

ITINERARY (open to adjustments along the way)

Saturday, July 20 – Arrive at Portland International Airport (PDX) where your hosts/drivers will meet you / Get acquainted / Check in / Dinner at ParkStone Wood Kitchen / Portland hotel

Sunday, July 21 – To Washington’s Port Defiance / Lunch at Anthony’s on Puget Sound / Visit Port Townsend’s national historic landmark waterfront / Dinner and lodging in scenic Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula

Monday, July 22 – Whale watching tour / To Olympic National Park: Drive up Hurricane Ridge to view Mount Olympus and other sights / Dinner at beautiful Lake Crescent Lodge / To Kalaloch Lodge and Cabins on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, July 23 – Explore more of Olympic National Park including colorful sea life along rugged Ruby Beach and the lush Hoh Rain Forest / Dinner and second night at Kalaloch Lodge

Wednesday, July 24 – Visit glacial-carved Quinault Valley including Merriman Falls, Lake Quinault and nature trails featuring sprawling maples and the world record Sitka Spruce / Lunch on Long Beach Peninsula / To Oregon: Visit Cape Disappointment and Lewis & Clark National Park / Dinner in Cannon Beach / Lodging at the upscale and relaxing Inn at Cannon Beach

Thursday, July 25 – A day to enjoy and explore beautiful Cannon Beach / Choose from sitting in an Adirondack chair and enjoying the breeze to wandering the scenic beach to shopping in the quaint coastal town to hiking a cliff-side trail to the ocean below with its natural stone sea stacks / Second night at Inn at Cannon Beach

Friday, July 26 – Southward along Oregon’s rugged and stunning coastline to Cape Meares with its unique lighthouse / Visit Tillamook Creamery where the cheese is made and enjoy lunch and ice cream / To Portland for final dinner together / Lodging near airport

Saturday, July 27 – Flights out of Portland International Airport (PDX)


$3,800 person (double occupancy) includes all food, lodging, activities, ground transportation, hospitality and programming — from airport arrival until departure. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Portland International Airport (PDX). [Single supplement: Add $1,000 for a single person without a roommate.]


Deposits are fully refundable until February 1, 2019. After that date, the refund of deposits and/or full payments is based on what we can recover through adding substitute participants or canceling rooms, activities, etc. In other words, we can return only the funds we can recover.

Cancellation insurance is the best way to ensure recovery of payments. Nurturing Faith recommends but does NOT provide travel cancellation insurance, which may be purchased from AAA, Allianz ( or another provider of your choice. Travel (cancellation) insurance is different from medical insurance.


Space for this Nurturing Faith Experience is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Space is secured by registering online and paying a deposit of $800 per person. Balances may be paid by credit card (online or by calling (478) 301-5655) or by sending a check to Nurturing Faith Experience, P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31208-6318.

Balance is due by May 1, 2019. Questions? Email

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