Our time in the Pacific Northwest centered on Seattle and Vancouver was filled with great adventures in the beautiful region. But our favorite moment was spending time on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The colors were magnificent, and the views from our inn in Eastsound were superb. Here is just a sample.
I’m not really a fan of attractions everyone says are “must do’s.” Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I’m all for historic sites like the Roman Forum or architectural wonders like walking the Brooklyn Bridge.
But there are lots of “must-do” experiences I can do without. Maybe it’s the contrarian in me. Yeah, that is a big part of it, actually.
For example, I’ve been to New York City three times and have yet to visit the Statue of Liberty. I’ve seen it from a distance, and that’s good enough. There are too many other great experiences in New York to spend a few hours taking a ferry to Liberty Island to see a statue I’ve seen many times from a distance.
Honestly, it’s probably a visit best saved for a visit with my son. And that thinking is what brought me to the London Eye for the first time on my most recent visit to the British capital.