San Juan Islands

Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Orcas Island's Magical Forest House

The San Juan Islands provide a magical getaway right in our own backyard, but Orcas Island's Forest House may very well be the most enchanting home in the county. Think Swiss Family Robinson meets The Hobbit, and that's exactly where this fairytale property will transport you. Offering views of the...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 3 Places To Camp For Memorial Day Weekend

For many years, I have camped in the pouring down rain all across the state of Washington for Memorial Day Weekend. Yes, I am a proud and prepared "blue-tarp-camper". But have you seen the forecast for THIS Memorial Day Weekend? Not a raindrop forecasted! *knocks on wood* It's going to be a...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Spot Prawn Season

'Tis the super-short season, Rockaholics! Spot Prawn season, and it's mighty good eatin'. For years, I've had friends and family venture throughout the Puget Sound in search of these rich delights. Everyone has their own "secret sauce" for bait. We have a few go-to sweet spots near Camano and...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Relax at Roche Harbor

POWERED BY VISIT BEND Back to work after an extended birthday weekend, and BOY was it an awesome one! I spent a few days relaxing in Roche Harbor , one of the most beautiful places in the PNW, nay, the WORLD! And it's not hard to see why when you're taking in views like the one above. Getting there...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Loving Lopez Island

It was time for my annual girls getaway with my mom and my two sisters, and I suggested Lopez Island after visiting this past fall for the first time. The ladies were TOTALLY on board after my story-telling, and we planned and executed an AMAZING weekend relaxing on island time. We took an EARLY...
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Beat Tourist Season in the San Juans

I'm a huge fan of local getaways and the San Juan Islands are conveniently RIGHT THERE! With the springtime weather rolling in (kind of), this is the perfect time to ferry or fly out to this magical corner of the PNW. First off - getting there! You have lots of options. You can walk, bike, or drive...
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