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Islands

  • Fiji was always one of those destinations I had as a dream destination but the distance and the expense were a bit out of my reach. But when I was asked to go cover Turtle Island for Islands Magazine, my suitcase was packed before I could hang up the phone. And my husband was inviting along as well (a nice perk of being the spouse of a travel writer). It is by far the best…

  • Being an East Coast girl, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t spent much time (ok, any time) in the Pacific Northwest. I pictured dense forests with tall trees, cool, breezy weather and rugged outdoor activities. So what would a lounge-by-the-beach girl possibly find to do there? I was about to find out on a weekend adventure to San Juan Island and its charming seaport, Friday Harbor. Getting to the San Juan Islands is half the…

  • As I wrote in my article for Islands Magazine, there are some destinations that transform themselves. And then there are some that transform you. Turtle Island is that place. At least it was for me. This private island offers one of the best Fiji vacations for couples. It was definitely one of my dream vacations so when I was offered the opportunity to travel to Fiji for Islands Magazine, I jumped at the chance. But…

  • Now that the kids are out of the house, my husband and I are always looking for easy weekend escapes and romantic getaways where we can totally unplug and relax. I haven’t spent much time in the Pacific Northwest, save for a quick trip to Seattle, so we decided to take a weekend trip to Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. Getting there is a bit of an adventure unto itself, taking a shuttle from the…

  • I have a dirty little holiday secret. I don’t like being home on Christmas. I’m fortunate (insert sarcasm) to have my entire family, in-laws and all, living within a few miles of each other. I’ve sacrificed my Thanksgiving holiday by allowing the annual convergence of the families, but in recent years, I decided I was keeping my Christmas for just me, my husband and our children. So every year, I plan a week away over the…