Earthbox Inn is an Oasis on San Juan Island

I’ll happily pitch a tent almost anywhere when I am sleeping outside. But when it comes to indoor accommodations, I can be a hard person to please. Too many bed and breakfasts go crazy with floral prints, or cabin themes, or what have you. Go corporate and you can get stuck under a terrible watercolor […]

Searching for Hotel Bargains on the Web

You may land the best lodging bargain in the Pacific Northwest these days where you least expect to find one –at nice downtown hotels. Carol Pucci’s article in the Seattle Times this week, Travel slump hits home, but bargains await, was an eye-opener on just how bad things have become for the tourist-dependent hotel industry […]

Port Townsend Sleeps

Two cheap sleeps to recommend downtown Port Townsend. Both are in historic buildings, loaded with charm, and have screaming deals.

GO: The Yurts at Cape Disappointment

Update: Prices below have been updated for 2015. Where can you stay on the Washington state coast for under $70 a night? Ok, besides your tent! Cape Disappointment is a fabulous Washington State Park at the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula, situated where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Its location is […]