Romance in Victoria

Romance in Victoria

Victoria, known for its old-world elegance, is a city where romance feels right at home. Here, a simple stroll with your honey along the Inner Harbor becomes a memory you’ll treasure forever.

However, if you’re looking to give your date an extra dose of va va voom, we have you covered.  (more…)

Roche Harbor Valentine’s Weekend Special

Hotel de Haro at Roche Harbor Resort

Cuddle by the shore at Roche Harbor Resort.

Did you love our romantic San Juan Island getaway recommendations? We did too! And, so did our friends at Roche Harbor Resort. So, we teamed up to sweeten the pot with a 2015 Valentine’s Weekend Special!  (more…)

5 Romantic San Juan Island Getaways

Roche Harbor on San Juan Island

Can you believe February is already here? Valentine’s Day will before we know it. If you haven’t started planning how you’re going spoil your “someone special,” now’s the time.

While dinner out and a dozen roses are nice, we like to think a quiet getaway is the ultimate in perfection. Quiet getaways say, “I want to focus on you.” They offer a level of intimacy you don’t get with a staycation. There’s no laundry to wash or dishes in the sink. No one has to worry about vacuuming or mowing the lawn.

It’s just the two of you, together, in a little slice of heaven. These are a few of our favorite San Juan Island getaways:  (more…)

2 Days in Victoria

History and elegance seem to tumble into the same sentence as “Victoria, British Columbia.” Though this quaint city has certainly transitioned into the 21st Century, it has retained its old world vibe. This provincial capitol is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. On a clear day, you can see stunning views of Washington State’s Olympic Mountains from its shore. A true walking city, there’s little need for a car during this Victoria weekend getaway. When a ride is needed, cab fare anywhere is typically $5 (except for the must see Butchart Gardens).

Friday

6:00 p.m. – Dinner at Barb’s Fish & Chips
After your flight, give those legs a stretch with a stroll around Fisherman’s Wharf as you head to Barb’s Fish & Chips. Opened in 1984, they’re the Wharf’s only floating restaurant. Waits can be long, but their pager system allows for minimal wandering around the dock. Don’t like seafood? This walkup food boat also has a selection of burgers and hotdogs. (310 Saint Lawrence St., Victoria, BC, 250-384-6515) (more…)

Urban Hiking in Seattle – North Capitol Hill

Space Needle from Streissguth Gardens

Seattle’s complicated topography has made our city home to some of the most beautiful urban hikes in the country. Hills, like Capitol Hill and Queen Anne, overlook multiple bodies of water, like Lake Union and Lake Washington. Bluffs, like those ringing Magnolia’s Puget Sound border, are complimented by canyons, like Ravenna Ravine.  (more…)