Canadian Brew

The Discovery Islands in British Columbia are a pretty wonderful place. Especially in the summer, and especially in a kayak. Relaxing on a dock after a long day in that kayak is nice, too. And if you can get your hands on some British Columbia microbrew, well then all the better. Here’s to memories of […]

Get on Island Time in the San Juans

The San Juan Islands are for making memories. Take me, just for instance. I got engaged there. It was at Madrona Point on Orcas Island, in the middle of a perfect sunny Saturday in March, and I said yes. And so memorable it was that we decided to go back to Orcas for our wedding […]

Oregon turns 150 Years Old

If you live in Oregon, you’ve probably heard that your state is having a big birthday this year. The actual big day to mark the sesquicentennial was this past Saturday, February 14, but this state knows how to party, so the celebrations last all year long. One of the coolest sesquicentennial celebrations I’ve seen so […]

Birds and Buds in La Conner

Sometimes, us city folks just want to unplug and escape to a really small town. La Conner, Washington is a really small town. As in, there aren’t any stoplights. Or chain restaurants. La Conner is so small, in fact, that its population is around 850 people. And that’s counting the many Northwest artists that call […]

February Giveaways

There is no cheaper sleep than the free kind. Travel Oregon is giving away a free trip to Ashland, Oregon to the Shakespeare Festival. The prize package, themed “Escape to Ashland,” includes accommodations for two at the Ashland Springs Hotel as well as play tickets. I admit it – I entered! So by posting it […]