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The Earthbox Travel Blog

Welcome to the Earthbox News, where we share inside travel tips, island news and the coolest activities and adventures for your trip.  We hope you enjoy reading these posts from various staff and guest contributors as much as we enjoy writing and sharing them.

Posted on Jun. 10, 2019
4th of July on San Juan Island

Maybe it’s because we didn’t actually become American until 1872, that we Islanders take our Independence Day so seriously. And by “seriously” I mean, we put on a wicked party, complete with parade, picnic and two firework displays and an evening of dancing our socks off. It’s a festive, fun affair for the entire family, bringing Islanders and visitors together, celebrating the rich history of our island and our nation. With the 4thfalling on a Thursday this year, make a long weekend of it and come join us in the fun festivities.Read More »

Posted on May. 27, 2019
Fathers Day Vacation Ideas

Just say “no” to ties and socks and tools this year and plan a San Juan Island Getaway for your Dad instead. To show him, you truly appreciate all the selfless acts and hard work he has achieved and to give him a chance to relax and have fun and maybe even go outside of his comfort zone, just a bit. San Juan Island offers plenty of manly adventures, but also tons of things to do as a family, making it the perfect destination for with or without the family. Let’s get planning:Read More »

Posted on May. 13, 2019
Traveling with children on vacation on San Juan Island

You know this:  Sometimes simply getting out of the house with a baby or a toddler can be a challenge, let alone going on a weekend getaway. But here’s a getaway that will help you get that respite that you need (and deserve!) oh so very muchRead More »

Posted on Apr. 22, 2019
Beautiful South Beach on San Juan Island

May is “History Lives Here” Month on San Juan Island and there is a lot of history to explore here!  In addition to a deeply-rooted Native American history, the isle has a most fascinating natural history and of course is best known for the Pig War of 1959 and its ensuing 12-year peaceful occupation by British and American forces. And the best part, history on San Juan Island is not explored in dark, dusty museums with long, boring descriptions of what went down. No. History on San Juan Island lives on the prairie and on the beach and is experienced in song and stories, by participating, listening, feeling and touching. Understanding the past has never been so much fun.Read More »

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