Traveling with Pets
With pet-friendly lodgings and activities, your four-legged friends will get the royal treament in the San Juan Islands.
Beautiful Islands, Leave-No-Trace Style
How a bucket list hike opened my eyes to the importance of preserving the San Juan Islands for future generations
10 Fun Things to Do in Friday Harbor
A charming seaport built on a walkable hill leading up from the ferry, historic Friday Harbor has plenty to keep you busy - all within one square mile.
Geocaching in the San Juan Islands
Hidden in tubes and boxes, then stashed under tree roots or hidden in plain site, geocaches are part of a worldwide phenomenon and a fun way to explore the San Juan Islands.
Best Hikes on Orcas Island
Orcas Island offers some of the best hiking in the San Juans, with big trees, hidden beaches and panoramic views of the sparkling Salish Sea dotted with islands.
Friday Harbor’s Haunted Past and Present
What small town doesn’t have a good ghost story or two? The historic port of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island certainly does.
150 Years of History in the San Juan Islands National Historical Park
Explore the formal garden, serene shoreline and woods of English Camp, San Juan Islands National Historical Park
Best Hikes in the San Juan Islands
Hiking trails on Orcas, Lopez and San Juan Islands take you past historic lighthouses, through serene cedar forests, and along grassy prairies. Whether you want a quiet walk on the beach or a...
8 Fun Ways to Explore History in the Islands
The history of the San Juans is fascinating and there are so many opportunities to learn and have fun.
Reconnect with Nature on Orcas Island
Hiking to a waterfall or taking a refreshing dip in a mountain lake helps you to reconnect with nature on Orcas Island.
5 Ways to Experience Hygge in the San Juan Islands
Hygge (pronounce hoo-ga) is a Danish term that refers to feelings of coziness, contentment, and togetherness – especially in the cold winter months. Hygge is found in the little things. Enjoy life...
A Romantic Weekend in the San Juans
Fall in love all over again in the San Juan Islands this winter. Sunny, chilly walks on a driftwood-strewn beach, fresh salmon and local wine by candlelight, decadent desserts, and cocoa by the...
Things to do this Winter in the San Juan Islands
The islands are quiet this time of year. Go winter hiking, or take a trail ride in a serene forest, followed by a refreshing local ale in a small pub. Spend time in an art museum or gallery, or...
10 Fun Things to do this Summer in the San Juans
There are so many exciting ways to enjoy the islands this summer, from 4th of July parades, to horseback riding in the forest, wildlife watching and barbecuing on the beach. Check out these 10...
8 Things to do this Spring in the San Juan Islands
Springtime in the San Juans means colorful flowers, sunny days, baby lambs and orca whales. Enjoy the beauty of the islands on a hike or on horseback, from a kayak or canoe.