The Perfect Wedding Gift
The bride and groom have said their "I do's", cut cake, smiled for pictures and danced the night away. After all the fun and celebration they are ready to rest, relax and revel in their new Mr. and Mrs. titles. They need a place where they can escape from the world, be romantic,... Read More
Lavender Festival in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula
I love lavender. I love the way it looks, smells, feels....I love all the things it can do.... Lavender has long been used medicinally. It's soothing properties are helpful to reduce headaches and calm tension. Throughout history lavender has been used to repel insects, induc... Read More
Discover Washington: Whale Watching, Hiking History and Great Food on Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island is another one of my favorite getaways from Seattle. It offers a snapshot of the best Washington state has to offer: hikes along the water, breathtaking views at Deception Pass, rolling farmland, historic towns, abundant wildlife and great food. Did I mention the w... Read More
Discover Washington: Visit the San Juan Islands via Orca Island
When visiting Washington state, including the San Juan Islands on your itinerary is a must. For me, spending a few days on Orcas Island is the highlight of my trip.
Orcas has just a town just big enough to have everything you need, yet once you arrive on the island, you feel quite remove... Read More
Discover Washington: Ferry Rides, Island Hopping and Lavender
There are plenty of reasons to vacation in Washington state. For many it is Seattle. For me...it is the WHOLE state with it's mountains, cities, farmland and islands. Visiting the San Juan islands is one of my favorite things to do. Why? They are easily accessible from Seattle, they are each uni... Read More
Discover Washington: Historic Small Towns, Tulips, and Culinary Delights
Heading north of Seattle, past Marysville on I-5, you quickly leave the city traffic and urban feel and drop into an idyllic landscape. This area is know for bountiful farmland, world class birding, great food and local art.
Traveling up the I-5 corridor toward Canada, take Exit 121 and... Read More
Discover Washington: What to See North of Seattle
Many travelers choose Seattle as their Pacific Northwest destination. The city offers a wide variety of experiences from the iconic Space Needle to the quirky gum wall at Pike Place Market. (Yes, this is a very weird must see!) Visitors can dine on the freshest of seafood, savor world class Wa... Read More
The Red Chair Crosses the Olympic Peninsula
The Red Chair was last sighted in Coupeville, catching the Washington State ferry for Port Townsend. Red was welcomed by several new "friends" at Ravenscroft Inn, a beautiful Charleston single home located "Uptown". Ravenscroft Inn offers commanding views of the harbor, yet it is a short walk t... Read More
The Red Chair Travels: Island Time in Washington State
From Coupeville to Port Townsend, the Red Chair takes a vacation within a vacation and relaxes...the island way in Washington state.
The Red Chair Visits Historic Coupeville, WA
Just a short drive or ferry ride from Seattle, Coupeville could be one of the cutest little towns in Wash... Read More
Things to Do in Seattle: Following The Red Chair Adventures
Finally The Red Chair has made it's way to Seattle, visiting several local BnBs and touring the city with our experienced innkeepers. If anyone knows the best spots in Seattle, it would be a local...and our innkeepers are local.
The Red Chair at Three Tree Point
First, Red stopped... Read More