Campsite at Washington Park in Anacortes.

Under the Starry Sky: Camping at Washington Park in Anacortes

This article originally appeared on thecrossingguide.com. Want to know a secret? Washington Park on Fidalgo Island is one of my favorite camping locales. Why? It has spectacular views of the San Juan Islands, wooded campsites, a sandy beach, a boat launch, a playground and tons of hiking trails. And, thanks to our mild winter climate, it’s…

Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.

Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range.  This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up my…

Vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills.

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – In the Heart of Yakima Wine Country

Yakima Wine County’s five AVA’s stretch over 70 miles along Interstate 82 in Eastern Washington. Almost right in the middle is the small town of Zillah, which is known for its Teapot Dome Service Station and Rattlesnake Hills wineries. On a recent trip to tour the area’s wineries and join the Premium Tour and Tasting…

Alexander's Castle at Fort Worden.

Escape to a Castle by the Sea – Alexander’s Castle at Fort Worden in Port Townsend

This article originally appeared on thecrossingguide.com. Alexander’s Castle three-story, rampart-edged brick tower strikes an impressive pose against a sapphire sky. Built in 1882, it is the oldest structure at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA, and from the view in its lofty tower, Admiralty Inlet gleams in the sunshine. This unique abode—a Victorian American-made castle—is my…