Tag: destinations

All together now at Grespania Ceramica's Castello, Spain showroom

Passport to Creativity Tour 2024

With Tile of Spain and Cevisama 2024 Valencia

When learning a foreign language, a common recommendation is to immerse yourself in the country and the culture of that language. The same can be said for a product. If you really want to understand a product, you need to understand its origin, … read more

Semiahmoo

Destination Semiahmoo

An activity-packed gem on the Canadian border

Imagine you were tasked with locating and building a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest. Would you seek a location on the expansive Salish Sea or on a peaceful bay? Would you seek a location that has dramatic mountain sunrises or one that … read more

The Fairmount Empress hotel
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The Short and Winding Road to Victoria, British Columbia

Interesting, long-weekend retreats from Kitsap

As the Black Ball Ferry “Coho” enters Victoria Harbor following its 90-minute crossing of the Salish Sea from Port Angeles, the stately Fairmount Empress hotel — Victoria’s centerpiece — comes into view. The scene is a bit “Oz” in nature: The stunning building … read more

Seabrook

Seabrook — A Bucolic Destination on the Washington Coast

After the three-hour drive from Kingston through vast differences in topography and aged towns, Seabrook almost jolts you awake, exuding charm, fresh ocean air and a pretty, decidedly Nantucket look. The first exploration downtown uncovers immaculate streets, cute stores and smiles. As you … read more

Dana's on Bainbridge

Dana’s on Bainbridge — A True Legacy

Dana’s on Bainbridge is a legacy and a fun store. The business has been around since 1977 and has been owned by three community-oriented people for 46 years, including current owner John Carson. He describes Dana’s as “what you would consider a traditional … read more

(Photo courtesy Caven Photo)

Holidays in the ‘Hood

Alderbrook Resort & Spa is a gem of hospitality set on the south shore of Hood Canal right here in our neighborhood. Special occasions or simple afternoons on the canal remind us of the splendor of our ‘hood. Once you discover Alderbrook, you … read more

Cameo Boutique

Cameo Boutique Celebrates 40 Years

Cameo Boutique in Union may be situated off the beaten path, but this cozy store attracts visitors and locals alike. Located on the water, the 40-year-old business has developed a loyal customer base who bring in new business by word of mouth. Customer … read more

Port Gamble Paranormal

Port Gamble and Its Long-Term Residents

For more than 100 years, Port Gamble was the heart and the soul of the country’s lumber production. Today, many believe much of the town’s original population …hasn’t left. One of the state’s oldest settlements and the former home of one of the … read more

Bloedel Reserve (Photo Courtesy beautifulwashington.com)

Inspirational Walks and Hikes

Many of us have heard the saying, “Go take a hike.” At one time, this was a negative phrase, but now it could become our mantra for getting out and exploring all the abundant trails that surround us in West Sound, from the … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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