best weekend getaway

Posted on Jan. 7, 2019
Add romance to your vacation on San Juan Island

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” ~ David Wilkerson

Nothing is easier than planning a romantic weekend getaway to San Juan Island, with its over 247 sunny days per year, breathtaking vistas, amazing wildlife and the cute coastal town of Friday Harbor. Come on up and celebrate your love. We have some tips to add extra romance:Read More »

Posted on Dec. 24, 2018
The Earthbox Inn & Spa on San Juan Island, Washington

Our Earthbox Inn & Spa is a cool retro motor-inn with renovated rooms and spa like features. We are not fancy, but we are comfortable. We are not brand new, but we do offer tons of fun. Find out if we are right for you and yours. We can’t wait to have you!Read More »

Posted on Nov. 12, 2018
Beer hopping on San Juan Island

When we homo sapiens’ settled down and stayed put to grow crops, we first did that to grow cereals and then we did that to brew beer (or something like it)! The Sumerians are credited with brewing beer as far back as 2800 BC. Beer is mentioned in the bible, by the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans. In middle-age Germany the alms for the homeless included 2 liters of beer per day, for the kids too. Beer was considered safer than water back then. When the British invaded India, the sailors would not go without ale on the long boat ride. But ale spoiled. And thus India Pale Ale was invented, with lots of hops to preserve the precious libation. In the 1990’s we Pacific Northwesterners were in for a treat when the microbrew revolution came upon us and we didn’t have to be ashamed about American beer anymore.Read More »

Posted on Sep. 24, 2018
Captain Spencer of May's Legacy Whale Watch

It was a dark and stormy night….

No, it actually wasn’t. It was an overcast, cool, windy day in the “shoulder season” (before or after the summer season on San Juan Island) and the Orca whales had not been seen or heard anywhere. I tried not to be disappointed. Being out on Maya’s brand new J1, a Zodiac boat with an enclosed cabin and head (that’s “boat” for “toilet”), zipping by lighthouses and seeing some sea lions would be fun too.Read More »

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