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San Juan Islands

Puget Sound Killer Whale Calf Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington o...

Farm to Fork Across America: Chef Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Julie Ann Fineman

Virtually everything served at The Willows was to come from the island itself or the surrounding waters.

New Baby Orca Joins Puget Sound Pod

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washingt...

Romantic Weekend Getaways: Top 7 Hotels in the U.S. for Romance

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Oyster

When you're in the mood for love but only have a few days to spare, a weekend getaway -- in a destination that won't take all weekend to get to -- is just what you need.

Glamp Like a Champ: 5 Awesome Spots

Oyster | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Some people can handle the sleeping bag and zippered tent, but not all. So what to do if you love the great outdoors but want to rough it without, well, really roughing it? The answer: glamping, or glam camping.

Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active.

10 Tranquil Island Getaways For Rest & Relaxation

Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel

An island vacation is the perfect way to leave the everyday stress of urban life behind -- but you don't have to head halfway around the world to Fiji...

PHOTOS: 8 Unexpected Island Getaways On The Cheap

Oyster | Posted 05.30.2013 | Travel
Oyster

An "island getaway" doesn't necessarily translate into washing up on the shores of the Caribbean. Plenty of other islands in the U.S. boast the same laid-back, secluded feel that you can find in Barbados or Jamaica, but often come at a fraction of those sky-high all-inclusive rates.

PHOTOS: 9 Underrated Beach Destinations

Oyster | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Fewer people, untouched nature, you name it; underrated beach destinations are hidden gems that can be just what you're looking for.

The Slow Life On Washington State's Lopez Island

Monica Bennett | Posted 01.22.2013 | Travel
Monica Bennett

Whales were breaching off the coast and the eagles soared above us.

PHOTOS: The Magic Of Washington's San Juan Island

Monica Bennett | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
Monica Bennett

Taking a leisurely stroll between the rolling fields, we closed our eyes many times to take in the sweet smell of lavender in the air.

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Seattle

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Should locals (or visitors!) need a day off the java or a weekend without rain, there are plenty of places near Seattle to check out. The best part? Each of these three trips takes less than three hours to drive.

PHOTOS: The Summer Splendor Of Orcas Island

Monica Bennett | Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel
Monica Bennett

After a leisurely morning ferry ride between the emerald islands of the San Juan Archipelagos, we arrive on Orcas Island. We head straight to West Bea...

9 River and Lake Getaways Better Than The Beach

Oyster | Posted 08.24.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you prefer picnicking on Tahoe's shores or cave tubing in Belize, fresh water has something to offer.

Discover Washington's Beautiful, Friendly San Juan Islands

Monica Bennett | Posted 08.15.2012 | Travel
Monica Bennett

Each island has its own flavor and feel, but they all have one thing in common: the people.

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

PHOTOS: Unusual Island Vacations

Oyster | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Going to the Caribbean is so typical -- not that we object to it -- and we're ready to branch out.

WATCH: 7 Ultimate Kayaking Trips

Ben Colclough | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Tourist boards seem to wheel out the kayaking photos whenever they want to promote a place as an aspirational destination, often regardless of the reality on the ground.

Was Killer Whale Hit By Boat – Or Is She Pregnant?

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. -- Is a killer whale in northwest Washington's San Juan Islands behaving lethargically because she was hit by a boat – or i...