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La Conner and the Rainbow Bridge Photo Credit Richard Schmitz
Small Towns of Skagit Valley, Washington: Your Insider Guide to La Conner and Edison

Looking for the perfect Washington state weekend getaway? Then try these two captivating, off-t…

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Treat Yourself to a Stay in The Boyer House in Walla Walla, WA

If you’re traveling to Walla Walla, WA, you’ll want to book yourself a stay in They Boye…

Flourishing Lavender Fields in Washington - MaryRose Denton - Meraki Travels
Best Lavender Fields Found Around the Sound

Who Needs Provence, France? Summer in the Pacific Northwest isn’t just about clear skies and b…

Two red-barn-style buildings, comprizing the Index Town Hall, sitting in a small field surrounded by lush mountain forest.
Soak in the natural beauty and rich history of Index, Washington

The small town of Index, Washington is just about 50 miles northeast of Seattle and packed with scen…

A blue-green river flows through a wooded valley.
Index Cabins in Washington Review: A Weekend in the Trees

A wooded retreat is a place to relax and recharge your body, mind, and soul. An hour north of Seattl…

A lighthouse stands on it's coast in the San Juans.
Exploring the Rich History of Burrows Island Lighthouse in Anacortes, Washington

Since time immemorial, people have canoed, kayaked, and sailed around the waterways of what is known…

A man smiles with delight as he get's a sky-blue ebike ready for a trip around town.
E-bikes are a blast at Sun-E-Land Bikes in Bellingham

Matt Holmes is the owner and resident bike aficionado at Sun-E-Land Bikes. His big, yellow shop is l…

An idillic scene, autumn colors the ground flora red and yellow amid Skagit Valley's evergreen mountainsides.
3 Fantastic North Cascade Trails to View Fall Leaves in Skagit County

The vibrant colors associated with autumn need two main components – sunny days and cool, chilly nig…

A break in the brush reveals the blue waters of Hood Canal, WA.
5 Best Things To Do In Port Gamble, Washington

Tucked away from the bustling spotlight of popular destinations, underrated towns emerge as hidden g…

Hand-packed bread products and strawberries sit on a picnic table inside Skagit Valley Genuine.
At Genuine Skagit Valley, They Are Growing an Agricultural Heritage

In 1853, the lush, fertile farmlands of the Skagit Valley produced their first commercial harvest. I…

A couple walks on the dock attached to a red building on the pier in La Conner, WA.
LaConner, Washington and White Rock, British Columbia, Sister Cities at Heart

Coming into the quaint, waterside town of LaConner one of the first things you might see is the “Wel…

An idillic, rustic building with a sign saying Eagle Haven Winery stands against a beautiful blue sky.
Fall Date Night Ideas in Skagit County and Surrounding Areas

Some roads are better traversed by driving to soak in all their autumn splendor. The trees lining Ch…

To-go containers from a vegan restaurant sit on a table, containing salad, sweets, healthy smoothies, and health drinks.
Anacortes Vegan Restaurant Cosmic Veggies Serves up Smoothies and Sandwiches

What happens when a beet, several stalks of celery, an apple, a dash of lime juice and a pinch of fr…

Beautifully wrapped peanut butter chocolate candies, sitting in a gold box with an elegant bow.
Creating Memorable Moments With Chocolate at Forte in Mount Vernon

Karen began her infatuation with chocolate while a student at the Art Institute of Seattle’s Bakery …

Arriving by boat into Friday Harbor in the San Juans, picture taken from the boat as it enters the harbor filled with other boats, trees, and buildings making up the scenery.
Go Wine Tasting in the San Juan Archipelago

ANYTIME of year is perfect to visit the San Juan Islands and take the pace of life down a few notche…

The bow of a sail boat sits atop the serene waters of Hood Canal, low mountains in the distance.
The Hood Canal Bridge: A Link Across Time and Water

On a recent sailing trip, we untied from the docks of Bellingham Bay at sunrise on a Sunday morning.…

An Amtrak passenger train makes a stop at a station under blue and pink skies.
Choo-Choose Amtrak Cascades for your next PNW adventure

It’s a misty morning in the PNW as the Amtrak Cascades train rolls into the station.…