Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, IN

On a recent trip to Indiana, I was hosted by Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, which won the Outstanding Commercial Rehabilitation Award and the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration. This 30-room boutique inn is a great choice for a luxury stay in the heart of downtown. Read more at “Charley Creek Inn: Small Town Luxury in…

Touring Bellingham, WA – Day 2

During my stay in Bellingham, I also stayed at the seaside Chrysalis Inn & Spa, strolled over the water on the Taylor Boardwalk, and explored the historic Fairhaven District. Read more at, “Wandering Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa,” at WanderWithWonder.com.

A Day with Destiny Harbor Tours

Have you driven across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and wondered what it was like during the days of Galloping Gertie? Or heard the stories about the giant octopus that live under the bridge and wondered if the tales were true? On the Narrows Bridges tour with Destiny Harbor Tours, I found out that the low-grade…

Make the Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Your Wine Base Camp

Are you heading to Yakima Wine Country and looking for a stylish and affordable hotel that allows you to zoom quickly off to wine country and is within walking distance of downtown Yakima? The Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima Convention Center has contemporary rooms, a saline pool,  and is in a perfect location for a Yakima…

Home2Suites Let’s You Be You #travel #traveltuesday

If you find yourself in need a place to stay in Bellingham, Wa. I highly recommend Home2Suites by Hilton. The vibe is hip. The choices green. And, the philosophy encourages guests to be themselves while away from home. My favorite amenities–the saline pool and outdoor lounge with a fireplace. Read more at, “Free To Be You”…

History and Relaxation at Fort Casey Inn on Whidbey Island

History and Relaxation This summer I discovered that life moves at a slower tempo at Fort Casey Inn on Whidbey Island. I relished every minute and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the porch and giving my mind some serious down time. Not only is it peaceful, but there is a historic lighthouse, fort and magnificent sunsets.  Read more at “Fort Casey Inn:…

Kayaking in Spring Bay on Orcas Island

I couldn’t have asked for glassier water in Spring Bay on Orcas Isalnd Kayaking on Orcas Island This summer I finally visited Ocras Island. You are probably asking the same question I am, “Why did it take me ten years to get here?” One of my island adventures was kayaking with Spring Bay Kayak Tours. It’s a…

SUVA―Back Where She Belongs in Coupeville

Back Where She Belongs The 1925 schooner SUVA has has a new life in Coupeville as the town’s heritage vessel. Sails and dockside tours are available by donation through October. A day out on Penn Cove in this staysail schooner is a great way to relax and let the worries of life on shore drift away. Read more at, “SVUA–Back Home…

Rockin’ Through Deception Pass

Deception Pass Currents Deception Pass State Park is Washington State’s most visited park. Why? Everything about it is dramatic. The  mind-blowing views. The bridge with its 180 foot drop to the currents below. Its many hiking trails. And, the one of the most thrilling ways to experience the pass―a jet boat ride through the 8 knot currents with Deception…

A Evening At Sea on the Schooner Zodiac

“Yo Ho Ho, A Sailor’s Life for Me” Want a dreamy evening on Bellingham Bay in an historic 160 foot pilot schooner? Look no further than the Zodiac. They have day sails, evening sails, dinner cruises and overnight trips. Read more at “A Sailor’s Life on the Schooner Zodiac” at The Crossing Guide.

Art and Flavor in Historic Copueville

Art and Flavor in Historic Coupeville  Art, food, fun—that’s what the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival is all about. Check it out this weekend, August 1 & 2. Read more at, “A Festival That Gives Back: Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival—this weekend!” at Whidbey Life Magazine.

Glamp on Orcas Island

Wanderlust Camps on Orcas Island Want to camp in Moran State Park, but dread packing all your camping gear? Never fear Wanderlust Camps is here! There’s no need to set up or tear down and you get to sleep on a cushy queen bed. That means more time for hiking and exploring. Read more at “Wanderlust Camps: Glamping on Orcas…