2012 Media Hits

 

 

September

The News Tribune – September 7, 2012
Article: Nab a bite at Rainier’s Sunrise
Displays a Visit Rainier photo with the article. Writer, Jeff Mayor contacted Visit Rainier for a photo to accompany his article.

August

Military Officers Association of America trade publication – August
Article: Half Off Deals
Mentions the 50% discount offer Nisqually Lodge offers active military. Article links to the Nisqually Lodge website and to the Visit Rainier site.

July

National Parks Traveler – July 22, 2012
Article: Mount Rainier National Park Honored For Its Colorful Wildflowers
Published online following the Visit Rainier press release on Mt. Rainier wildflowers.

Spokane CDA Woman – July 16, 2012
Article: Girls Trip: Plan a Summer Glamping Getaway Around Mt. Rainier
Runs Glamping around Mt. Rainier story following a Visit Rainier press trip the writer attended.

Seattle Met (magazine) – July 2012
Article: Insiders Guide to Mt. Rainier National Park
Features Visit Rainier stakeholders in a series of articles. Seattle Met editor attended a Visit Rainier press visit last fall to collect ideas for this issue’s feature.

Fodors.com – July
Article: Family Weekend Getaway in Mount Rainier
Featuring the Mt. Rainier area and stakeholders. Worked with Fodors on article topics, fact checking, drive times and other details.

City of Enumclaw – July 
Article: Your wildflower adventure begins in Enumclaw
Published the Visit Rainier press release on Mt. Rainier wildflowers.

St. Mary’s Messenger – Summer Issue
The magazine featured a two-page spread on Mt. Rainier, crediting Visit Rainier for photos and also inserted Visit Rainier’s wildflower packets into each magazine.

June

Seattle Times.com – June 14, 2012
Article: Hike of the week | Take beautiful, remote hike to Twin Lakes Seattle
Ran a round-up of weekend of activities listed in the Seattle Times. It includes information from Visit Rainier Father’s Day press release on the MRSR Father’s Day Ride and Father’s Day Lunch at Crystal Mountain Resort.

Enumclaw Patch – June 10, 2012
Article: Visit Rainier Offers Ideas for Father’s Day
The Enumclaw Patch ran the Visit Rainier Father’s Day press release featuring specials and activities for Father’s Day around the mountain.

Bonney Lake Patch – June 10, 2012
Article: Visit Rainier Offers Ideas for Father’s Day
The Bonney Lake Patch ran the Visit Rainier Father’s Day press release featuring specials and activities for Father’s Day around the mountain.

Alaska Air Magazine – June 2012
Visit Rainier helped pitch and fact check the “Delightful Day Trips” article. Mt. Rainier is featured on pages 79-80. The Paradise Inn and Summit House/gondola are mentioned.

Red Tricycle-Seattle – June 2012
Article: Drive and Seek: 6 Hot Summer Road Trips
Mt. Rainier featured in an article on 6 Hot Summer Road trips. This article uses a Visit Rainier photo and links to the Family Fun and camping information on the Visit Rainier site.

USA Today
Article: Horseback Riding Trails near Mount Rainier, Washington.
Author used Visit Rainier site as a reference in her horseback riding article for the USA Today Travel section.

May

Patch.com – Enumclaw, May 6, 2012
Article: Visit Rainier Invites You to Bring Mom Mountainside for Mother’s Day.
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s suggestions for last minute Spring Break and Easter activities.

April

The News Tribune – April 27, 2012
Article: Free day and wine/brew fest at Mt. Rainier, plant sales, May Day fun and more happenings this weekend and beyond
Mentions Ashford’s Wine and Brew festival, and includes a link to the Visit Rainier website for more information on National Park free entrance days.

Tacoma Parenting Examiner – April 22, 2012
Article: National Park Week family hikes at Mt. Rainier
Provides a link to the Visit Rainier website in their National Parks week article.

The Houston Chronicle – April 19, 2012
Article: Go Where Wildflowers Grow
Mentions Mt. Rainier’s wildflowers and provides a link to the Visit Rainier website.

Outdoors NW
Article: Weekender: National Park Inn
Tells of a perfect winter weekend at Mt. Rainier, featuring cross country skiing and lodging at the National Park Inn. Link to VisitRainier.com included.

March

Newsday – March 29, 2012
Article: Where the wildflowers grow: Five places to check out Mother Nature’s colorful contributions
Article on top five places to view wildflowers in the US was originally published in the Dallas Morning News. Newsday reprinted the article and used a photo from Visit Rainier’s photo library. It also lists the Visit Rainier website and Twitter link.

The Chronicle – March 24, 2012
Article: Easter Bunny Train Ride Offered in Mineral
Mentions Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad’s Easter Bunny Train. Link to article is now removed from The Chronicle’s website.

Patch.com – Enumclaw – March 24, 2012
Article: Visit Rainier Announces Spring Break Specials and Easter Activities around Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s suggestions for last minute Spring Break and Easter activities.

Patch.com – Bonney Lake and Sumner – March 24, 2012
Article: Visit Rainier Announces Spring Break Specials and Easter Activities around Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s suggestions for last minute Spring Break and Easter activities.

Dallas Morning News – March 24, 2012
Article: Where the wildflowers grow: Five places to check out Mother Nature’s colorful contributions
Article features the top five places to view wildflowers in the United States. It lists Mt. Rainier as its number one spot. It mentions the Visit Rainier website and supplies the Twitter link.

The Dispatch – March 23, 2012
Article: Mountain rings up $35 million in visitor spending
Article regarding visitor spending at Mt. Rainier. Mentions hits to the Visit Rainier website and who Visit Rainier is, and the services it provides.

SeattleMet.com – March 21, 2012
Article: Where to go to Celebrate Easter
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s suggestions for a getaway to experience Easter fun.

Nordwesten USA
Updated Mt. Rainier National Park and Guest Services contact information, and added Visit Rainier contact information to the German edition of this travel guide for individual, foreign travelers.

February

The Daily News – February 23, 2012
Article: Mount Rainier Trails Offer a Beautiful Retreat to Paradise
A feature story on snowshoeing at Paradise in Mt. Rainier National Park. Author Andy Zahn links to Visit Rainier website in a sidebar that accompanies his article.

Seattle Travel Examiner – February 2, 2012
Article: Valentine’s Day in the Pacific Northwest: 14 Tip and Trips for the Day of Love
Used Visit Rainier Valentine’s Day press release in article. Author Sue Frause also mentioned Mt. Rainier’s specials and deals in an interview on Seattle’s KVI 570.