DISCOVERING THE STYLISH COMFORT OF THE INN AT LYNDEN IN WASHINGTON

  This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. I recently stayed at the Inn at Lynden while visiting the little town of Lynden, Washington known for its Dutch heritage. The town experienced an influx of Dutch immigration in the early and mid-1900s. History is full of tales, and in the Dutch-themed town of Lynden, Washington, the…

CHARLEY CREEK INN: SMALL TOWN LUXURY IN WABASH, IN

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. The small town of Wabash, Indiana is located in Northeast Indiana, situated along the river, amidst farmlands and scattered woods. Over the past several years, this town has undergone a renewed revitalization, and on a recent trip home, I was able to experience one of the major restoration projects first hand—the Charley…

WANDERING BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: FIRST STAY AT THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. For my second day wandering Bellingham, Washington I discovered the Historic Fairhaven District with its charming 19th-century architecture and took a stroll on Taylor Boardwalk. I also stayed at another luxury waterfront hotel—The Chrysalis Inn & Spa—which travel journalist Patricia Schultz included in her book 1,000 Places To See Before…

EXPLORING BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: FIRST STAY AT HOTEL BELLWETHER

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com.   The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range.  This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up…

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…