Does anyone else feel like you’re so focused on travel, but sometimes actually forget all the beauty you have right at home? Earlier this summer, I made the commitment to take advantage of the sunshine here in Seattle and really get to enjoy all the beauty that is right here in my backyard.
Last weekend, I surprised my boyfriend with a day trip from Seattle to the San Juan Islands. It’s a gorgeous part of Washington that everyone talks about, but neither one of us had been up to explore the area and it seemed like the perfect weekend to make it happen.
We left our house at 4 am and made it over to Friday Harbor by 7:45 am. The day was full of delicious food, sunshine, lots of cocktails and total happiness. If you’re looking for places to eat, definitely stop by Lime Kiln for breakfast and Friday Harbor House for the happy hour, and make sure to get the grilled octopus.
We spent most of the day hanging out at the beaches like South Beach, 4th of July Beach and exploring that side of the island. We finished our day off with a private sunset tour with champagne and chocolate. Love discovering a new gem in Washington, just a few hours away.