Category Archives: Destinations

Thrill of Serendipitous Discovery

Lavender and poppies

Detailed travel plans have the advantage of efficiency, but less often do they encompass the thrill of serendipitous discovery. If you turn down one road and not another as a spur-of-the-moment choice, and then discover unexpected loveliness, your most... Read More | Share it now!

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Visiting Seattle from Bainbridge Island

Chihuly 12

Visiting Seattle from Bainbridge Island is an everyday event for many residents, since the island is something of a bedroom community for workers commuting to Seattle. For us, however, the ferry ride held all the delights of a rare experience. The... Read More | Share it now!

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Exploring the Many Pleasures of Bainbridge Island

Wanted poster for Captain Hook

Exploring the many pleasures of Bainbridge Island included attending the musical, Peter Pan, as produced by Kitsap Forest Theater. It began raining lightly in the parking lot, but the trees protected us for the most part as we walked down the trail to... Read More | Share it now!

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Exploring Bainbridge Island While House-sitting

Reflecting Pool at Bloedel Reserve

Since our duties were very light, exploring Bainbridge Island while house-sitting became a pleasurable afternoon event. Whether it was sprinkling, drizzling, raining, or merely overcast, we ventured out. The Scenic Byway road seems to be carved from a... Read More | Share it now!

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Pleasures of House-sitting on Bainbridge Island

Magnificent Hen

The pleasures of house-sitting on Bainbridge Island turned out to be many and varied. I recently joined a website that lists house-sitting opportunities worldwide. After searching by date and destination–the Puget Sound area–we found the... Read More | Share it now!

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Fly or Take a Road Trip Into the Pacific Northwest

Mount Rainier 6 June

If you’re heading to the Puget Sound, is it better to fly or take a road trip into the Pacific Northwest? When time is less a factor and if you’re coming from the south, the entire west coast is too beautiful to miss by flying over it. However, if... Read More | Share it now!

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Exploring Beautiful Tlaquepaque in Sedona

Flowers, tiles, & shops at Tlaquepaque

An afternoon exploring beautiful Tlaquepaque in Sedona is a pleasure unbounded by age. My three-year-old grandson enjoyed the fountains, sniffing the flowers, and finding a new vista around every corner. We enjoyed how the aesthetic experience... Read More | Share it now!

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Ways to Experience Sedona, AZ, May Well Be Infinite

Ways to experience Sedona, AZ, may well be infinite. The first time I came to town was on a short lay-over with a friend on our way to Tucson. I didn’t know much about vortexes or crystals, which seemed to be a major focus of the citizenry and struck... Read More | Share it now!

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Netherland Tulip Fields to Croatian Mountains

Dubrovnik from the Adriatic Sea

We flew from red and yellow Netherland tulip fields to Croatian mountains, with the snow-covered Alps near Munich between. As our plane followed the mountain ridge along the coast of Croatia, we passed numerous small and rocky islands. The Dubrovnik... Read More | Share it now!

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Morning Visit to the Headwaters of the Everglades

Shingle Creek in February

With only a day left in Kissimmee, Florida, an early morning visit to the headwaters of the Everglades seemed intriguing. The choices for what to do while everyone else visits Florida theme parks became increasingly precious as our time drew down, but... Read More | Share it now!

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