A trip to Northern Washington would not be complete without visiting the San Juan Islands. The ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor makes for a reasonably priced day trip, and in this case the journey may be even better than the destination.
San Diego is such a sunny, colorful city that black & white film may seem like an odd choice…almost noirish. But I kind of like it for that very reason.
Arguably the prettiest coastal state park in the country, Deception Pass earned a non-negotiable spot in our itinerary, but for a purely emotional reason: This was one of my late father’s favorite places.
Walk. Take pictures. Eat. Drink. Repeat. So goes our last (long, super-fun) full day in Bellingham. During our Fairhaven / South Bay Trail / downtown Bellingham trek, all five senses are in for sweet treats.
Bellingham, Washington has rightfully earned its nickname: “the city of subdued excitement”. Bellingham boasts a stunning waterfront location, two historic downtown business districts, hundreds of miles of trails, Western Washington University, a variety of interesting restaurants, cideries and breweries, and other entertainment options not typically found in a city of 89,000.
The scenic route north on Chuckanut Drive winds through farmland and up the side of Chuckanut Mountain, providing teaser views of the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands. Upon discovery of the sweet campground and shoreline at Larrabee State Park, we decide to stay here for four nights and explore the area. By the end of our time in Bellingham, I will find myself dreaming about a life here.
During our January 2019 trip to Cedar Key, we camped for the first time at Shell Mound, a Levy County park. While the campground is 12 miles from downtown Cedar Key, it’s an easy drive into town, and the campground views of the salt marsh and Gulf of Mexico are gorgeous. From the campground there […]
“The World’s Largest Lumber Port,
the yellow hulk of Cats winding bayfront chip yards,
betting on high-school football”
Misty windswept seaside forests. A rocky beach full of mysterious white pods. Giant ancient trees. A myriad of coastal rainforest plants. We’ve many wonders to experience en route to Coos Bay today.
Fresh local cheese + working fishing village + craft beer + beach + camping under the trees? Yes please!