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Travel Wise | Going on a summer vacation? Read the fine print first.

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 30, 2018, a sail boat maneuvers near a large cruise ship near Juneau, Alaska. The waterfront near downtown Juneau hums with activity this time of year, with cruise ships, sailboats and other vessels and float planes, used to ferry visitors to various activities. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) OTK

Before you embark on your summer vacation, take a few minutes to read the fine print on your airline ticket, car rental contract, vacation rental contract — or any other contract the travel industry pushes in front of you. You’ll be glad you did.

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Taken with my android cell phone at work (I work for the City of Redmond Parks Department at Farrel-McWhirter Park, where we have a public animal farm). I was cleaning stalls when I saw Pat the Chicken who is a rooster but laid an egg twice that we know of and who now identifies as a duck standing in the doorway of the Small Animal Barn.

Cindy Johnson
Seattle, WA
Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond

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Reader’s Lens 2020

Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s...