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Slide Show

A Weekend at Doe Bay Fest 2014

A visual recap of Orcas Island's quintessentially Northwest music festival

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/12/2014
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Slide Show: Doe Bay Fest 2014

We wandered the fields and coves of Orcas Island's tiny, terrific music festival.

  • Published 08/12/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

Getting There: Beat the Ferry!

How to survive the hardest part of the San Juans: getting there

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

San Juan Island's Whale Watcher

Bob Otis has been watching killer whales off the island since 1990. And he doesn't take weekends or breaks.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

Helen Loggie, the Orcas Artist

A house-turned museum on Orcas Island, dedicated to island art.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

What The San Juans Taste Like

Take the islands home with some of these delectable pantry items.

  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

San Juan Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

The most populated island in the San Juans archipelago is home to the bustling town of Friday Harbor, fine dining, and midnight kayak rides. There's a heavy dose of culture on this hub, but don't stress—it's nothing like the big city.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

Orcas Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

The biggest San Juan island has an artsy heart, a mountain that dominates half its clam-shaped mass, and views that can't be beat. Swim in a millionaire's basement pool and shuck your own clams.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Insider Guide to the San Juans

Lopez Island: What to Do and Where to Eat

Welcome to a biker's paradise where drivers wave at every cyclist and where grocery shopping is done at farm stands. Some of the island's best beaches are tucked at the end of Lopez Island's sleepy roads.

  • By Caroline Ferguson and Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Shaw Island: The Holy Island

The nuns who live on this quiet San Juan island have been busy farming their bucolic acres, and there's camping right on a sandy beach. And if you can't find something at this island's only store, you probably don't want it anyway.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Whale Watching in the San Juans

Orca tours turn Friday Harbor into a wildlife mecca, even in the off-season.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/17/2013
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Foodie Travel

Cooking Classes, Minus the Kitchen

Please stop eating franks and beans in a raggedy old tent. There's a better way to camp.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 04/03/2013
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Trail of the Month: Mount Finlayson

Catch sweeping maritime views from atop Mount Finlayson on San Juan Island.

  • By Craig Romano
  • Published 10/08/2012
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A Guide to Northwest Travel Classics

We broke down the region’s most popular destinations into a quick-reference guide—where to go, where to stay, and when to pack your bags.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 09/19/2012
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Get Out

Where to Go to Canoe and Kayak

The water isn’t quite freezing, which means it’s boating season.

  • By Jessie Wesley
  • Published 06/11/2012
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Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/20/2011
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The NYT Totally Has the Hots for the San Juans

The gray lady looks lovingly at restaurants on Lummi, Orcas.

  • By Jessica Voelker
  • Published 01/10/2011
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Island Bound

See the secret side of the San Juans by sailboat.

  • By Lia Steakley Dicker
  • Published 01/04/2009
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35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

  • By Courtney Nash
  • Published 12/28/2008
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Island Fantasy

With a little know-how (and many checklists), Denny and Holly Onslow found paradise.

  • By Roger Brooks
  • Published 12/27/2008
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