Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

8th Annual Savor the San Juans

Indulge all your senses during the San Juan’s month-long medley of food, farms, and art. Savor the San Juans is back for the eighth year running and it’s shaping up to be better than ever. During this month-long festival there will be more than 20 unique events. Restaurants throughout San Juan Island, Orcas Island, and […]

7 Bites Not to Miss in Victoria BC

Food. It’s at the heart of nearly every amazing trip. From quaint cafes and all-day brunch spots to gastrobups and fine dining, Victoria BC does not disappoint. To help you get a jump-start planning your what-to-eat route while visiting British Columbia’s capitol, we’ve outlined seven of our favorite spots. 

Where to Sip Cider this Fall

Our favorite places to sample cider in Seattle, the San Juan Islands, and Victoria. Cider. Sweet and crisp, it combines all the good time fun of a cold beer with a fruity flavor that’s surprisingly refreshing. Though originally the preferred beverage of American colonists, cider had lost favor among US drinkers. But a few years […]

2 Days in Seattle

Seattle glows in pockets. While the bustling downtown shopping scene is a great place to find the latest sneakers, the real Seattle is tucked into its eccentric neighborhoods and scattered along its fringes. Parks nestle next to homes and against eateries big and small. Statues pop up across the city, resting next to bus stops, […]

3 Hidden Gems in Victoria BC

It’s nice to visit a city and do the “it” things. In Victoria, high tea at the Fairmont Empress and a stroll through the Butchart Gardens are right up there. However, beyond these standard recommendations, there are some lesser-known gems that offer a peek into Victoria’s rich history and culture without ending crowded corridors and […]