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Lummi Island, WA 98262, USA
On Lummi Island, about three hours from Seattle, you can bike miles of farm roads, search for an ancient Native American petroglyph on Sunset Beach, and take a “wild foraging-and-feasting” sea kayaking trip with Elakah Expeditions to prowl the...
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White Rock Promenade, White Rock, BC V4B, Canada
White Rock BC is on the route between Seattle and Vancouver. The highway takes you on the edge of town, the train right through the center. I'd gone past or through it more times than I can remember, but I'd never actually gone there. On the way...
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11300 Pat Bay Highway, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8, Canada
The Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal is a major transportation facility in North Saanich, British Columbia, located 20 miles north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. The terminal is part of the BC Ferry system, and the passage over to Vancouver (with our...
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1 Ferry Causeway, Delta, BC V4M 4G6, Canada
A well kept secret, the ferry to the Canadian San Juans is a relaxing journey with breathtaking scenery. For 3 hours with 2 scenic stops. you'll feel like you are on a cruise. Why?Because the restaurant is good, everyone has the vacation spirit....
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3002 Mount Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362, USA
The views from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park are spectacular. The Visitor's Center is just a short drive from Port Angeles, WA. Drive west from Port Angeles on Rt 101 to access desolate, windswept beaches and Hoh Rain Forest within...
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2892 Drinkwater Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 6C2, Canada
The BC Forest Discovery Center, near Duncan on Vancouver Island, makes for a family-friendly day trip. The steam train makes a loop of about 20 minutes through forest, out over a lake, and past old logging machines. We got off at the playground...
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Sidney, BC, Canada
On summer Thursdays, everyone in the seaside town of Sidney turns out for the evening market. You can buy fresh produce, locally made jams, sea salts, and greeting cards, plus dinner from one of the many food trucks. We liked the pierogis, the...
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San Juan Island, Washington 98250, USA
The San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture on San Juan Island is a huge outdoor sculpture garden that you can spend hours walking through. There are sculptures are along the grounds that take you around a small pond, into a forest and along...
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2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262, USA
On a small island called Lummi, between Seattle and Vancouver, Blaine Wetzel is cooking at the Willows Inn. The menu changes daily, and this is definitely one of the most exciting new places to eat in the western U.S. 2579 West Shore Dr., (360)...
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3 Library Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 1H9, Canada
A well mapped-out trail for bikers and hikers exists from the ferry north of Victoria all the way to the Pot Holes Provincial Park in Sooke, BC. The Galloping Goose Trail winds across all the area's landscapes: through the city streets to the...
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1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1C6, Canada
The luncheon of scrumptious finger sandwiches and pastries brought me back to my childhood of having our daily afternoon tea with my Avo (grandma). Ours weren't quite this elaborate but it was one part of the day that I always looked forward to!
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721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
Every book will tell you to have high tea at the Empress in Victoria, and you should. They welcomed our three-generation group, including 2 kids under 6, and had hot chocolate for those who didn't want tea. They also had a full gluten-free option,...
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800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, Canada
Nearly a century ago, Jennie Butchart, wife of cement manufacturer Robert Butchart, transformed a depleted limestone quarry into these stunning, world-renowned show gardens. Allow ample time to enjoy the 22 hectares (55 acres) of floral displays,...
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3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362, USA
My daughter didn't label this part of her photo album "Mirkwood" for no reason. Not a giant spider in sight (thankfully), but if we had seen an elf behind a tree in Hoh Rain Forest, we hardly would have found it unanticipated. Despite the other...
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6031 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
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Post-afternoon arrival in Seattle we stumbled into Georgetown, between the airport and downtown. Eight of us were seated at a huge wood table and enjoyed great service, local beer, and great combos of local grown and raised food. Nice lighting,...