Traveling isn’t the time to leave all your healthy practices at home. If you are making it out to the San Juan Islands this year (or wherever you’re going, for that matter!), here are some tips you can use to ensure your vacation time is maximized and you are feeling at your best.
1. Have a Happy Wallet
There’s nothing worse than feeling like you spent too much on something. As an island destination, there are higher costs associated with getting here, staying here, eating here, etc. Not to mention all the fantastic tours and whale excursions you won’t want to miss. But take it from a local, there are several ways you can be smart with your spending and still enjoy San Juan Island for everything it has to offer. We dove deep into this subject in a past blog: Read our Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips Blog.
2. Eat Well
The fabulous thing about traveling to the fertile PNW is experiencing some incredible farm-to-table cuisine. There are several island producers who provide the restaurants with organic meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, etc. Visit our partners at Coho Restaurant for a farm-fresh meal you can feel good about in every sense of the word! With local seafood, meat and produce and homemade pasta and desserts, everything is sourced locally. Enjoy your meal while knowing the ingredients are pure, fresh, and local.
3. Skip the Seated Tours
If you haven’t seen already, you’ll notice pretty quickly the large number of excursion companies there are here in the San Juans. If cruising in a whale watching boat is what you’re after, go for it! There are several amazing companies in town. But if you are looking to get a bit of exercise, a kayaking/whale watching tour is an option for all ages and skill levels. Get an up close and personal encounter with the sea life that exists in our Pacific waters. Learn more: https://www.tuckerhouse.com/kayaking-in-friday-harbor/
4. Leave the Gadgets Behind
Except for the camera, that is! This tip is more for mental health and wellness which is just as important. Truly consider leaving your laptop and phone behind on your escape to the San Juans. (Honestly, there’s not great cell reception anyway unless you have Tmobile). To fully make the most of your travel experience and give yourself a little mental rejuvenation, let go of the e-connectedness of home and work and breathe in the fresh San Juan air. You won’t regret it!
5. Catch Some Real Zs
Imagine this: After a long day of outdoor exploration, natural foods, and breathtaking wildlife, you sink deep into your king-sized feather-top bed after a long soak in your private deck hot tub and get the best sleep of your life. That is a reality here at the Harrison House Suites. Walking distance from downtown, you are steps from all the action during the day while still experiencing a private, quiet escape at night. Pictured is our Friday Harbor Suite. With high Brazilian cherry wood ceilings, a large dual-head shower, in-room breakfast delivery and penthouse deck, it could be the perfect selection for that well-rested vacation you’ve been longing for! Ready to travel well? Give us a call! Our team would be happy to walk you through all your options when it comes to accommodations, restaurants, activities, travel plans, etc. Our thorough concierge service will make everything easy breezy so you can travel well physically and mentally.