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Sponsored: Ski-season soreness? Local organic balm will help

Made on Orcas Island, this warming balm eases aches, pains and minor cold symptoms.
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Orcas Island made The New York Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2019. What else should have been there?

Should another destination in the Pacific Northwest have made the list? Tell us where and why.
Tags: Travel, News, New York Times, Pacific Northwest, Orcas Island

Washington Senate investigating harassment allegation against Sen. Kevin Ranker

Kevin Ranker, of Orcas Island, said he has told the secretary of the Senate he would cooperate with the investigation. The allegation of improper conduct marks the first test of the chamber’s new workplace policies adopted in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Tags: News, Senate, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Washington Senate, Orcas Island, Sen Kevin Ranker, Kevin Ranker

How Paul Allen quietly saved an Orcas Island preschool

In the wake of Allen's death Monday, much has been made of his philanthropy and wealth on a grand scale. But a small crumb of Allen's $20 billion fortune also reached a tiny preschool in the San Juans.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Paul Allen, Local News, Northwest, Allen, Orcas Island

Pacific Northwest road trip photos

The Pacific Northwest has majestic mountain peaks, temperate rainforests, rushing waterfalls, and breathtaking views everywhere you look. To see it all, we mapped a loose plan, loaded up the car, and hit the pavement on an epic road trip. Starting in Washington, we drove up to British Columbia and then slowly wound our way down the coast, visiting the San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, and Columbia River Gorge. Along the way we hiked, swam, picnicked with stunning views, and took a lot of...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Oregon, Germany, Africa, America, United States, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Sony, Vancouver, Seattle, Photo Essay, British Columbia, Pacific Northwest, NGO

Oprah Winfrey Scoops Up $8 Million Estate on Washington’s Orcas Island

Word percolating on the Pacific Northwest celebrity real estate street is that billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey dropped $8.275 million on a secluded compound on Washington State’s postcard-ready Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands that comprise the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver. Dubbed the Madroneagle Estate by it’s previous owner, […]
Tags: Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Real Estalker, San Juan Islands, Orcas Island

Oprah Winfrey Scoops Up Secluded San Juan Islands Compound

Word percolating on the Pacific Northwest celebrity real estate street is that billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey dropped $8.275 million on a secluded compound on Washington State’s postcard-ready Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands that comprise the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver. Dubbed the Madroneagle Estate by it’s previous owner, […]
Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Real Estalker, San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, San Juan Islands Compound

Daniel Gumbiner's Playlist for His Novel "The Boatbuilder"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Daniel Gumbiner's novel The Boatbuilder is a brilliant debut of addiction and coastal California life. Booklist wrote of the book: "[Gumbiner] allows his characters and small-town...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Rebecca, Dave, David, Wiley, Oakland, Sonora, Berkeley, National Park, James, Harriet, Derek, Northern California, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Sponsored: Visit Orcas Island for an easy-going summer getaway

Take time to appreciate the area’s natural beauty, whether it’s from a kayak, a whale-watching boat, or the observation tower of Moran State Park.
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival In Washington State

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is one of the destination events for the Pacific Northwest. It is held during the entire month of April, on an annual basis. During this time, millions of tulips will flower, in a parade of endless color in Mount Vernon, Washington. The Skagit Valley has now officially welcomed visitors from around the world for 34 years, to partake in a driving tour. It is our 21st stop in the series Off the Beaten Path. It is the largest festival in the state of Washington,...
Tags: Travel, England, Washington, United States, Netherlands, Holland, North America, Washington State, Seattle, Tulip, Gibbs, Department of Agriculture, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon WA, Orcas Island, Skagit county

LeBron won’t reveal All-Star picks, jokes Westbrook last

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James wouldn’t reveal the order he drafted players for his All-Star team. Kevin Love had an idea when he was chosen. “Probably dead last,” Love said, joking. “Kev would say that,” James said. Most Read StoriesPioneering, inspiring snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller, 93, dies at Orcas Island home  WATCHSouthwest will join […]
Tags: News, Love, Sports, Ap, Ohio, Lebron James, James, Kevin Love, Westbrook, All Star, Kev, Orcas Island, Warren Miller

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MANSON’S REMAINS Los Angeles judge expected to decide where the legal fight over Charles Manson’s remains should take place. 2. SUGE KNIGE Most Read StoriesPioneering, inspiring snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller, 93, dies at Orcas Island home […]
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Die Living: Groundbreaking Filmmaker Warren Miller Passes Away at Age 93

  “Adventure is the invitation for common people to become uncommon.” Warren Miller “The way Warren Miller looked at skiing, and how he shared that with the world, has forever changed the way we all view the sport,” my husband replied when I broke the news to him that Warren Miller had passed away.  Holding our coffee mugs a little too tightly, we felt rising sadness, grieving both the loss of a legend and the end of an era. But our mood shifted to awe as...
Tags: Utah, Florida, America, Sport, Skiing, Warren, Miller, Orcas Island, Warren Miller, Ski Utah, Laurie Miller, Brandon Ott, Warren A Miller

The Legislative Fight Over Loot Boxes Expands To Washington State

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The government backlash against video game loot boxes -- the randomized in-game item purchases that some observers and legislators consider a form of gambling -- moved from Hawaii to Washington state earlier this month. That's when a group of three Democratic state senators introduced a bill that would require the state gambling commission to examine loot boxes and determine "whether games and apps containing these mechanisms are considered ...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Hawaii, Washington State, Orcas Island, Tacoma News Tribune, Kevin Ranker

Washington state senator says he’ll file bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming

Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, is targeting the practice in Washington after a large-scale escape last August at a Cooke Aquaculture net-pen salmon farm.
Tags: News, Washington, Environment, Atlantic, Local Politics, Local News, Puget Sound, Orcas Island, Sen Kevin Ranker, Cooke Aquaculture

Family-Friendly Adventures in Washington’s San Juan Islands

Read the full article on at - Family-Friendly Adventures in Washington’s San Juan Islands Looking for a unique, family-friendly way to explore the Pacific Northwest? Contributing family travel writer Margot Black visited the San Juan Islands and Orcas Island in Washington state with her family,... Read More... The post Family-Friendly Adventures in Washington’s San Juan Islands appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, Pacific Northwest, Family/kids Travel, PeterGreenberg, Peter Greenberg, San Juan Islands, Orcas Island, Margot Black, Adventure Travel & Sports, San Juan Islands Looking

The As Yet Uncharted Territory of My Heart

The As Yet Uncharted Territory of My Heart Bethany Toews‘ exquisite take on navigating through our parks, and how such treks mirror the unfolding roads of our relationships… 13 days. 3,977 miles. 8 states. Enough miles and minutes to see deeper, truer. Perspective gained. High highs and low lows. Elation and frustration. Elevation change. Voices raised and then lowered as the scenery morphs. Camp sights and smelly motels. Nice hotels. Lots and lots of Dairy Queen Blizzards melting in t...
Tags: Travel, Family, Shopping, Montana, Relationships, Love, Inspiration, Lifestyle, National Parks, Portland, Heart, Narrative, North Idaho, Orcas Island, Western United States, Territory

Stream: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, ‘An Intention’

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith‘s world of synthesized sound is rooted in a reverence of nature. Having grown up on Orcas Island in the northwest region of Washington state, Smith translates the sounds and feelings of being outside through her manipulation of machines. “An Intention” feels like bubbles, wind, bellowing sea animals, and ships coming in to the shore. The tempo and woosh of nature is palpable in the way the electronic sounds come together on the song. Smith follows up a collaborative album w...
Tags: Music, Washington, Smith, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Orcas Island, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Suzanne Ciani

Big news

Last month, after nearly 5 years of knowing each other, sharing each other’s interests, and learning from each other, Sucheta and I got married. We had a small ceremony with close friends by the Salish Sea on the beautiful Orcas Island. We will have a more “formal” get together in Kolkata later this year on dates TBD . Here is a picture of us: …and here are some pictures from the ceremony taken by Steve Horn: [Author: Sayamindu Dasgupta]
Tags: Life, Blogging, Personal, Kolkata, Salish Sea, Orcas Island, Steve Horn, Sayamindu Dasgupta

SUPer-man: Orcas Island’s Karl Kruger talks about his amazing stand-up paddle race to Alaska

Highs and lows, he had them like a barometer. One of the more adrenaline-charged experiences for Karl Kruger on his two-week, 750-mile stand-up paddleboard journey from Washington to Alaska, which ended Sunday, came on Johnstone Strait, on the inside of Vancouver Island, when an almost-unheard-of-in-those-parts windstorm from the south propelled him like a northward-spit olive […]
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Washington, Life, Alaska, Local News, Northwest, Vancouver Island, Orcas Island, Johnstone Strait, Karl Kruger

House of the Week: Island Cabin With Northwest Charm

Sometimes bigger isn't better. One woman in Washington state learned that the hard way. She spent years living large, trying to fill sizable homes - up to 6,000 square feet - with stuff. Living by herself, she says she found it wasteful, if not a bit lonely. She ended up finding freedom - in just 610 square feet. Enter this charming cabin in the heart of Orcas Island , in the far northwest corner of the Evergreen State. The homeowner built it with locally-sourced wood and recycled de...
Tags: Washington, Radio, Hull, Tiny Homes, Green Homes, Sotheby s International Realty, Orcas Island, James Beard, Unique Homes, House Of The Week, Waterfront Homes, Rebecca Van, Northwest Charm, San Juan Islands Even, Kathryn Bowes

Orcas Island

Anyone been there ? Son running a 50 miler through the park there... Any tips places to eat ? Spending 1 night day in Seattle then, getting ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island. Should be fun . I haven't been to west coast.
Tags: Seattle, Trip Reports: Other Destinations In Mexico, Orcas Island, Anacortes

This Week In Running: April 17, 2017

Spring racing is in full flow. The Western States Altra Golden Ticket series of races concluded at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, and the Marathon des Sables stage race also wrapped up earlier in the week. Next weekend’s Madeira Island Ultra-Trail and Penyagolosa Trails events, both part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour, are previewed. Lake Sonoma 50 Mile – Healdsburg, California Men After a rough 2016 overall, Sage Canaday is back on top. First at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile way back in 2013, and third i...
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Orcas Island woman pleads guilty to embezzling from former astronaut

According to a plea agreement, bookkeeper Sarah Elizabeth Coffelt has agreed to pay $755,000 in restitution.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Orcas Island, Sarah Elizabeth Coffelt

This Week In Running: March 13, 2017

Our ‘This Week in Running’ column goes international today with coverage of races in Australia, Hong Kong, Spain, and France–both running races and runners competing in ski-mountaineering races. We also preview next weekend’s Chuckanut 50k barnburner. Six Foot Track Marathon – Katoomba, Australia Held annually since 1984, the Six Foot Track Marathon is Australia’s version of America’s Western States 100. The point-to-point 45-kilometer race follows an historic route through the Blue Mountains...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Usa, Colorado, Australia, California, France, Oregon, America, Sport, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, Running, New Zealand, Switzerland

This Week In Running: February 6, 2017

An Altra Golden Ticket race at the Sean O’Brien 100k in California and three U.S. national championships–in trail ultrarunning, cross country, and ski mountaineering–headlined this weekend’s card. All are among the highlights in this week’s column. SEAN O’BRIEN 100K – MALIBU, CALIFORNIA A Golden Ticket race, the top-two finishers were awarded automatic entry to the Western States 100. Men Already registered for the San Diego 100 Mile, look for Christopher Wehan to change plans. He won the thir...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Chile, Arkansas, Arizona, Running, New Zealand, San Diego, Brazil, Peru, North Carolina, Ryan Smith, Squaw Valley

I Visited 29 States In 90 Days For Just $3,600

This post appeared first on Centsai A couple of years ago, I drove from San Diego to Seattle to Washington, D.C. on a motorcycle. An unforgettable trip that spanned more than 90 days and crossed 29 states for a grand total of… $3,600 in all. Gas, accommodation, food, the occasional ferry or toll to visit Orcas Island (or to cross a bridge from New York to New Jersey), and even a little shopping at the end. That is only $40 a day. To do this, you should, in a nutshell: Camp for free in national...
Tags: Travel, Google, Utah, New York, California, Washington, New Jersey, San Diego, Nevada, West Coast, Seattle, BLM, Huffington Post, National Parks Service, Colorado River, Bryce Canyon

6 Amazing, Best End-of-Summer Road Trips

A road trip is the perfect way to wrap up your summer. Whether you prefer to travel by bicycle, motorcycle, or car, here are a few budget-friendly road trips you should enjoy before summer comes to a close. End-of-Summer Road Trips by Bicycle San Juan Islands, Washington For the eighth year in a row, the League of American Bicyclists ranked Washington as the most bicycle-friendly state in the country. The San Juan Islands, an archipelago that is just a short ferry ride off the coast, is one of t...
Tags: Travel, England, Washington, America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Harry Truman, Vermont, Huffington Post, Key West, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, Burlington, Lake Champlain, Blue Ridge Mountains

A New Container

"It's like all in one weekend I outgrew my old container. Now I'm sitting out here in the open air wondering how on earth I'm going to build a new one big enough to hold my life again." I said this to a friend on the phone last night. She said she feels it too. Vulnerable. Excited. Full of potential. Terrified. Do you know this feeling? I think it is also called "growth." Which makes sense because it is March. Spring is arriving. The plants are doing it too. We are all outgrowing our containers...
Tags: Washington, Huffington Post, Orcas Island, Laura Lowery, Eastsound, New Leaf Cafe

Lucia and Orcas Island, Fast and Slow

" There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure, light and shadow and the drift of continents." -- Robin Wall Kimmerer My 41st birthday is Monday. I'm taking myself to Orcas Island for the long weekend because I want to go slow. There is also a TEDx event there on Saturday, "The Potential in Polarity," which feels important, especially now. Opposites are so much alike you know. Slow, fast. Fast, slow. It's time, it's all time. On Sunday I will take Luci...
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