Planning your trip before you leave home can make all the difference between enjoying your vacation and wishing you'd stayed home. In fact, for many people, planning a trip is half the fun of going. If you're one of those people, then this guide should prove useful. When should I go? What is this trip going to cost me? Can I catch a festival during my visit? Where should I head to pursue my favorite sport? These are some questions I'll answer in this chapter. Additionally, you can contact information sources listed to find out more about Washington and to take a look at photos (in brochures or on the Web) that will get you excited about your upcoming trip.

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