Destination: Bremerton

Bremerton is a small city surrounded on three sides by the waters of Puget Sound. Depending on who you ask, Bremerton is either charming and livable, or run-down and a bit boring. We think of it as the former, especially for its slowly-but-surely revitalizing downtown, good places to eat and panoramic views of the Cascades […]

Scenic Drive: North Olympic Peninsula

Scenery and history converge on the north coast of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. For this road trip you’ll want to pack your camera and binoculars–the route is bursting with maritime heritage, military history and an abundance of wildlife.   The Details Start: Kingston (take ferry from Edmonds) End: Port Angeles Length: 73 miles one-way, plus optional stops and sidetrips Good to […]

Q: Day Trip to Bainbridge Island?

Dear TripFinder, Q: We live in Seattle and will host out of town guests over an upcoming weekend. Our guests would like to get out of town a little, and we’re pondering a day trip to Bainbridge Island as a possible outing. We’re hopelessly urban, so we need your help! What’s there to do over […]

DAY TRIP: Vashon Island

Summer isn’t officially over, you know. In the Pacific Northwest, September is like August with a light sweater tossed over its shoulders. (Well, on some mornings that light sweater is a fleece hoodie.) With three more September weekends ahead, I hope you’re not applying the rain-x to your windshield just yet. Get out and enjoy the weather […]

GO: Fort Ward Park on Bainbridge Island

Location: Southern tip of Bainbridge Island. Fort Ward Park is still thought by many as a Washington State Park, but it isn’t; in 2001 the land was transferred to the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. The park is open to the public and does not require a user fee. It’s new management is the latest in its long history […]

Northwest Getaway: The South Shore of Hood Canal

It’s barely noon when we pull into the tiny town of Union, one of a handful of communities that dot the south shore of Washington’s Hood Canal. Above us, periwinkle sky is peeking through clouds, and across the glacier-carved fjord sit snow-capped Olympic mountains. If Union has one thing going for it, it has location. […]

See Washington with Kitsap Tours

Sponsored by Kitsap Tours 270 Olympic DR SE Bainbridge Island WA 98110 map and directions phone: 877.877.1950 website: email: Description: Just a ferry ride from Seattle, Kitsap Tours explores Bainbridge Island, the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas in beautiful Washington State. Step beyond the city to see a little of the rest of the Northwest! Full […]

Green Cat Guest House B&B

All rooms include queen or king beds, private bath, electric or gel fireplaces, robes, wifi, and access to hot tub and sauna, as well a full guest kitchen.

Snug Harbor Hideaway

This lodging listing is sponsored by Snug Harbor Hideaway 6556 Snug Harbor Lane Gig Harbor WA 98335 map and directions (253) 853 – 6379 | website lodging type: vacation rental apartment rates:  $65 – $75 features: wifi – kitchenette – private bath – TV in room- parking Description: The Snug Harbor Hideaway is located on a secluded lane less […]

No Cabbages B&B – a Harborside Retreat for Nature Lovers

It happened. Brian and I finally had a weekend getaway. Without the baby. I should preface this with fair warning that there may be a number of posts in the coming months about great places to sleep on the Kitsap Peninsula. Because you see, that’s where grandma and grandpa live! And we could get used […]