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Hiking Cascade Falls
Hiking Cascade Falls

In a sun-dappled forest grove, a fresh-water creek tumbles down the 40-foot rock cliff and runs beneath fallen tree trunks.

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Tackling the Open Water
Tackling the Open Water

Two novice sailors, one 24-foot sailboat, and 10 days of making friends, navigating swells, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest.

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How to Travel to Orcas Island Stress-Free
How to Travel to Orcas Island Stress-Free

A spur-of-the-moment trip to the San Juan Islands is not the easiest to plan in the middle of summer (or for that matter, throughout the year). Ferry reservations can be difficult to obtain and accommodations are usually at peak season rates. I wanted to head up to Orcas Island and had a few days to get away and no intention of spending a chunk of it in Seattle traffic or waiting in ferry lines.

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Explore Orcas Island Like a Local
Explore Orcas Island Like a Local

A behind the scenes peek at ‘island life’ delivers a grassroots, ground-level introduction to Orcas. Hosted aboard a Mercedes Benz 12-passenger Sprinter Van, Salish Sea Tour Co. takes visitors on experience-driven excursions.

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A {Customized} Island Oasis
A {Customized} Island Oasis

From sampling scratch-made goods and sea-to-table cuisine to taking a leisurely sail and visiting artists while they work, a customized itinerary lets you experience the best of island culture at your pace.

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Free Organ Concerts at Rosario Resort
Free Organ Concerts at Rosario Resort

There’s more to Rosario Resort than its picturesque setting. Moran Mansion is home to both a 1913 Aeolian pipe organ and a 1900 Steinway grand piano, where free public concerts are regularly offered.

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Wearable Art. Inspired by the Heart.
Wearable Art. Inspired by the Heart.

Home-based in Friday Harbor, Kara Navradszky specializes in ‘wearables’ — elegant jewelry featuring living florals. Her necklaces, bracelets and crowns are often commisioned to celebrate milestones like weddings and new babies.

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North Sound Seafood
North Sound Seafood

On the northern side of San Juan Island, nestled on a dock in the sheltered Roche Harbor waters, you’ll find North Sound Seafood. June through September, husband-wife duo, Keith and Corinne Porter, supply Roche Harbor visitors with seafood so fresh it’s been described as ‘boat-to-plate’ cuisine.

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Meet Whale Watching Tour Captain Sara McCullagh
Meet Whale Watching Tour Captain Sara McCullagh

What's life like for San Juan Safaris Lead Naturalist, Vessel Coordinator, and Captain Sarah McCullagh? Find out and learn why she's passionate about these Friday Harbor-based tours on San Juan Island.

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Top Marinas in the San Juans
Top Marinas in the San Juans

Offering more than 270 days with sunshine and featuring some of the most pristine coastlines in the world, the San Juan Islands are a boater’s paradise.

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Hiking South Beach Trail
Hiking South Beach Trail

Windswept grasslands and breathtaking views make the southernmost tip of San Juan Island the perfect location for a day hike.

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Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea
Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea

Vanilla? If that’s your scoop. But these Pacific Northwest ice cream shops are dishing up a flavor-packed array of cold treats that go way beyond the bean. Discover six of the best ice cream joints in the San Juans, Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle.

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Doe Bay Wine Co. - Orcas Island Bottle Shop
Doe Bay Wine Co. - Orcas Island Bottle Shop

Doe Bay Wine Co. sits at the heart of Eastsound, tucked behind Monkey Puzzle and Clever Cow Creamery. Like the whirlwind love story of the shop’s founders, this quaint libation destination has a knack for drawing you in and bringing you back for more.

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17 Pacific Northwest Bucket List Must-Dos
17 Pacific Northwest Bucket List Must-Dos

There are hills to hike, waterfalls to explore, and plates of eggs Benedict to devour. This is your ultimate Pacific Northwest travel bucket list. And, it’s just in time for kicking off the New Year!

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Donuts Worthy of Their Cult Following
Donuts Worthy of Their Cult Following

Like every small town, Roche Harbor has its own unique traditions that keep the locals stepping in time and the tourists relishing their vacation. The mornings at this water-side village begin with carillons from Our Lady of Good Voyage and hot donuts, freshly made at the Lime Kiln Café.

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Orcas Island Girls' Weekend Getaway
Orcas Island Girls' Weekend Getaway

Leave the boys at home. This one’s for the girls. Because sometimes we gals need a testosterone-free, comfy jeans filled, cocktail toasting, spa dipping girls’ weekend getaway. And Orcas Island is the perfect destination.

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Top Things to do With Kids in Friday Harbor
Top Things to do With Kids in Friday Harbor

With 247 average days with sunshine, a reputation for wholesome fun, and more than 6 places to get freshly made pastries – Friday Harbor is the ultimate kid-friendly getaway destination that the whole family will love.

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9 Romantic San Juan Island Winter Escapes
9 Romantic San Juan Island Winter Escapes

Slow-paced island life, farm-to-table cuisine, and intimate accommodations make the San Juan Islands the perfect Valentine’s escape.

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Doe Bay on Orcas Island
Doe Bay on Orcas Island

Doe Bay on Orcas Island has long been known for its unique laid-back vibe. But this idyllic destination is as equally prized for its unpretentious, seed-to-table cuisine.

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17 Holiday Events & Activities in the San Juan Islands
17 Holiday Events & Activities in the San Juan Islands

Want to make this holiday extra special? Discover the joy of small-town charm in the San Juan Islands with this collection of events and activities.

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7 Reasons We’re Excited for Savor the San Juans
7 Reasons We’re Excited for Savor the San Juans

From wine pairings and festivals to lodging specials and incredible fall colors, there's a lot of reasons to love Savor the San Juans.

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Brown Bear Baking on Orcas Island
Brown Bear Baking on Orcas Island

In a variety of delectable flavors and sizes, Brown Bear Baking on Orcas Island serves pastries worthy of praise.

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9 Best Places to Snap a Selfie on San Juan Island
9 Best Places to Snap a Selfie on San Juan Island

If you’re San Juan bound, don’t miss your chance to snap a selfie by these epic lookouts, historic sites, and cute creatures!

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22 Events to do in the San Juan Islands Before the Summer’s Over
22 Events to do in the San Juan Islands Before the Summer’s Over

Summer will be gone before you know it. Make the most of these final days by enjoying some (or all) of these fabulous events in the San Juan Islands!

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2 Days in Roche Harbor
2 Days in Roche Harbor

Roche Harbor’s richly preserved history offers nineteenth-century clapboard buildings, old gardens and incredible sunsets – all perfect for relaxing.

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