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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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Caffeine Loaded in Vancouver
Caffeine Loaded in Vancouver

Whether you simply need a change of scenery or you’re taking advantage of the mobile office while traveling – the coffee shop office is a classic. Throughout Vancouver cafes offer a down-to-earth vibe and espresso-pulling expertise.

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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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13 Can’t-Miss Vancouver Events This Summer
13 Can’t-Miss Vancouver Events This Summer

From Shakespeare by the sea to food-filled festivals, the summer lineup of fun things to do and see in Vancouver offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a bird enthusiast, avid gamer or love comedy, this BC metropolis is the perfect destination for a quick getaway or extended vacation.

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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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Toast Worthy Cocktail Bars in Victoria
Toast Worthy Cocktail Bars in Victoria

As one would expect of a city where cobblestone streets still linger and gardens are meticulously manicured, Victoria’s swanky cocktail scene specializes in creative, tasty libations.

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