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How to Visit the San Juan Islands
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The San Juan Island archipelago consists of over 400 islands and rocks, though only 128 are named, and only four are easily accessible to the public by way of the Washington State Ferry system. If you want to visit the San Juan Islands, here's a guide including how to get there, where to go, and where to stay.

What to Do on a Trip to Kotor, Montenegro

Named by Lonely Planet as the top destination for 2016, Kotor is rightfully one of my top recommendations in Europe. Here is a guide to spending a weekend exploring this small but enigmatic Montenegrin town.

The Best Place to See the California Redwoods Near SF

Where to See the Redwoods Near San Francisco

Whether you're visiting or call the Bay Area home, you may want to see the Redwoods near San Francisco. Here are my recommendations on where to experience the magic of the Redwoods first-hand – and why I avoid Muir Woods unless I only have a few hours to spend in the forest.

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Unmissable Road Trip Stops on the Yucatan

While most travelers spend all their time in Cancun, strike out! Plan a Yucatan road trip and you'll experience all this region of Mexico has to offer.

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The Ultimate Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Guide

Is a Pacific Coast Highway road trip on your bucket list? It was on mine too, before I made the trip! Here are all the amazing places you can experience along the PCH.

Unmissable Road Trip Stops on the Olympic Peninsula

Are you planning an Olympic Peninsula road trip? Here are the top spots worth stopping along Highway 101 as you make your way around the Olympic Peninsula.

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A Guide to Wandering the Washington Coast – 6 Stops Worth Making

The Washington Coast is full of surprising and interesting towns. Whether you're spending a weekend away or taking a road trip, here are the places to stop.

What to Do in Portland, Oregon – My Favorite Experiences

Visiting Portland, Oregon? After visiting many times over several years, I've compiled a list of my favorite experiences in this Pacific Northwest city.

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A Guide to Santa Barbara, the American Riviera

Looking for a destination you can relax, unwind, and enjoy the best flavors in life? America's Riviera is the place – here's my guide to Santa Barbara.

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