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    Packing Lists for Travel,  Reviews

    Tieks Review 2022: Are Tieks Worth the Cost?

    The number one barrier to buying a pair of Tieks ballet flats is the price. Trust me, I get it. If you're reading this post or any other Tieks review, you're probably curious if a simple ballet flat can really be worth all the hype – and the price. Tieks cost $185+ per pair, after all! This isn't pocket change for most of us and is a bit scary when it's time to hit the 'Checkout' button...

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    Destination Guides

    11 Great Things to Do on San Juan Island, Washington

    If you spend much time in the Pacific Northwest – and especially in the Seattle/Puget Sound area –, there's one destination that is universally beloved: the San Juan Islands. Located just a dozen or so miles off the mainland and just 90 miles north of Seattle, the San Juan Islands are a perfect weekend getaway from Seattle or add-on to your PNW itinerary. Most people spend the majority of their time on San Juan Island, the largest of the four main islands connected to the Washington State Ferry system...

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    Destination Guides,  Itineraries

    The Perfect 2- or 3-Day San Juan Islands Itinerary

    From the bow of the Washington State Ferry, the wind is strong and the skies are a clear, bright blue. The boat carves a path between several of the San Juan Islands; while the ferry only services four of them, there are over 400 islands in this archipelago. With so many to choose from, how on earth can you plan a simple yet memorable San Juan Islands itinerary...

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    Destination Guides

    Where to Stay in Anchorage: Best Areas & 7 Top Hotels

    As Alaska's largest cities, Anchorage is the biggest entry and/or exit point for Alaska travelers. While some people disparage it for having too much "city" feel, I love Anchorage and think it's worth at least a day or two during your Alaska itinerary. After all, I grew up in the Anchorage area and spent 15 years getting to know its different neighborhoods and things to do...

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    The 9 Best Sitka Shore Excursions for Your Alaska Cruise in 2023

    Located on the Pacific coast of the Inside Passage, Sitka is a bit off the main cruise routes through Southeast Alaska. While many companies do offer itineraries with a port stop in Sitka, plenty more itineraries stick to the calm waterways further inland and make other port stops like Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point. If you're on this post, you may have stops in those ports of call too – but you also want to know what to do during your time in Sitka, and which Sitka shore excursions are the best...