Author Archives: Marissa Pedersen

The Best Way to Spend One Day in Victoria, BC: A Quick Canadian Escape

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Canada’s charming town of Victoria is one of those places that just sticks with you, and I’ve found myself here time and time again, drawn back by its magnetic charm. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or just a quick hop over to spend one day in Victoria, BC, there’s always something new to discover in […]

17 Best Things to Do on Whidbey Island (2024)

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When you need a quick place to relax and get away from the city, look no further than Whidbey Island! This beautiful island is just a short and scenic ferry ride away from Mukilteo, yet it feels like a world away with its stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere. There are so many things to do […]

17 Best Things to Do in Anacortes, Washington (2024)

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Nestled between Seattle and Canada, Anacortes is way more than just a pit stop on the way to the San Juan Islands. While it’s often called the gateway to the San Juan Islands, it’s completely worth a trip of its own. Fidalgo Island, which Anacortes calls home, is all about that laidback, small-town vibe, and […]

16 Fun Things to Do in La Conner, Washington (2024)

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Nestled in the cozy nook of Skagit Valley lies the quaint town of La Conner, Washington. Right by the shimmering Swinomish Channel, it isn’t just your regular waterfront hangout. Think vibrant tulip fields painting the horizon, artsy corners, a lot of small-town charm, and plenty of things to do in La Conner. Flashback to 2008: […]

19 Amazing Places to Stop on an Oregon Coast Road Trip (2024)

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I love exploring Washington State, but getting out to see more parts of Oregon has been on my list for so long. That’s why I made it my goal to do a few trips this year, and an Oregon coast road trip was one of my top priorities this summer. While I love being in […]