Author Archives: Mikaela Cowles

Roche Harbor Valentine’s Weekend Special

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! 

5 Romantic San Juan Island Getaways

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 […]

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).

Urban Hiking in Seattle – North Capitol Hill

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. 

Top Picks to Visit During Free National Park Admission Days

Washington gets a bad wrap for its rainy and grey climate. The labels awarded our Evergreen State are not without justification. Take the Olympic Peninsula for example. It receives more rainfall than any other place in the continental US. However, those who quickly assume rain and grey mean dreary and dull are missing out. Our […]