Small Town Washington & Beyond

By Lara Dunning | Sharing small town travels in Washington State and beyond

Lonely Planet Got It Right - The Skellig Ring is a Must in Ireland

Do you want to visit Ireland? The Skellig Ring made Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017, and after driving the ring twice, it should be on your …

Bucket Lists

Australian Wineries in Small Towns

Heading to Australia? Are you planning on visiting Wine Country? Check out this list of Australian wineries in small towns.


3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Skagit Valley

Looking for a small town holiday experience? Celebrate the holidays in the Skagit Valley with tree lighting ceremonies, lighted parades, and Santa.


Village Green Resort - A Garden Getaway in Oregon's Covered Bridge Capital

Looking for a unique place to stay in Oregon's covered bridge capital of Cottage Grove? Village Green Resort is close to it all and has all the …

Green Living

Flegra Palace Hotel Greece: Luxury Near the Sea

Wander With Wonder - Around the world or across the street Kassandra is the first finger in Halkidiki, Greece. Known for its crystal clear beaches …


October in La Conner, WA - Brew on the Sough and the Hotel Planter

Want to experience a fun small town beer festival? Brew on the Slough in La Conner, WA has breweries, cideries, live music, food and fun along the …


Made for Foodies - Kinston, North Carolina - a Food Lovers Paradise

Is great food one of the reasons you travel? The small town of Kinston, North Carolina is made for foodies with famous restaurants and amazing eats.

North Carolina

Concrete Ghost Walk - The Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Concrete, WA

Want to get spooked by the history of the haunted town of Concrete, WA? The Concrete Ghost Walk shares the tales of the towns history and resident …


Mother Earth Motor Lodge - Could This Be The Coolest Motel in NC?

Looking an unusual place to stay in Kinston, North Carolina? The retro motel, Mother Earth Motor Lodge, is fun and funky and close to downtown.

North Carolina

Charley Creek Inn: Small Town Luxury in Wabash, IN

The charming town of Wabash, IN offers visitors a luxurious stay at the Charley Creek Inn in historic downtown next to shopping and dining.


Explore the Midwestern Charms of in Wabash, Indiana

Wabash, IN has a mix of old and new with antiques, a historic movie theater, riverfront trails, a brewery and a mix of dining options.


Three Favorite Scenic Fall Drives in Washington State For a Fall Getaway

The North Cascades Highway, Yakima Canyon Scenic Byway and HWY 101 are three scenic fall drives that are perfect for a fall road trip or getaway.

Road Trips

Warm Springs Inn & Winery: Elegance Along the River in Wenatchee, WA

Wander With Wonder - Around the world or across the street Nestled along the scenic banks of Washington’s Wenatchee River lies Warm Springs Inn & …


Crushing on the Rattlesnake Hills Wineries in Yakima Valley + Giveaway

When Yakima Valley asked if I’d like to check out some of the wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills I jumped at the chance. After all, almost anything …

Washington State

The Allure of the Sound in Mukilteo, Washington

In my article, The Allure of the Sound in Mukilteo, Washington, I highlight a luxury waterfront inn, a historical lighthouse and where to dine.

Six Reasons to Visit Washington State in the Fall

Travelers who visit Washington State in the fall will have some pleasant surprises that include good weather, fewer crowds and a choice of fall …

Washington State


Looking for a cozy woodland escape in the Pacific Northwest? The River Rock Inn in Arlington, WA is relaxing, romantic, and steps away from the woods.


Escape to a Castle by the Sea - Alexander's Castle at Fort Worden

Alexander's Castle at Fort Worden offers a unique experience that includes staying a Victorian era castle, movie and wartime history, and water views.

Discovering the Stylish Comfort of the Inn at Lynden in Washington

The Inn at Lynden offers guests luxurious rooms and suites with complimentary bikes in the heart of downtown historic Lynden.

Get a Peek Inside the Skagit River's First Hydroelectric Gorge Powerhouse

Want to see inside a hydroelectric powerhouse? Skagit Tours Insiders Powerhouse Tour takes you into the Gorge Powerhouse on the Skagit River.

Get Pampered at The Oval Door Bed & Breakfast in Eugene, OR

Shares 0<p>For some, being innkeepers of a bed & breakfast is a dream job. On a recent trip to Eugene, Oregon, I meet two such people. Nate and Brian …

Port Townsend's #2 TripAdvisor Rated Hotel - The Swan Hotel

Looking for a Washington stay that is historic, next to downtown, and has water views? In Port Townsend, WA The Swan Hotel is TripAdvisor's #2 rated …


Wow Wine Moments in Washington’s Yakima Valley

Wander With Wonder - Around the world or across the street Washington’s Yakima Valley is known for its wine country that wine critics have compared …

Washington State

Four Ways to Experience Deception Pass Bridge + Jet Boat Tour Giveaway

Heading to Deception Pass Bridge this summer? Here are four ways to enjoy the most photographed bridge in Washington State.


Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant - Historic Elegance on the Beach

Want to stay at a hotel on the beach in Florida? The Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is steps away from the beach.


Seven Things to Know About Jacksonville Beach, FL

Want to explore small beach towns in Florida? Before you go, check out my list of Seven Things to Know About Jacksonville Beach, FL.


Three Reasons to Love La Conner, WA

Looking for a small town destination with lots of eateries, art, and museums? Here are three reasons love La Conner, WA and put it on your travel …

Anacortes Spring Wine Festival 2017

This year I attended the Anacortes Spring Wine Festival 2017. Here is my wrap-up of the local foods I ate and the Washington wines I drank.


Three of My Favorite Things - Cheese, Wine & Charcuterie - at Salt & Vine in Anacortes, WA

Salt & Vine is the perfect place for cheese, wine, and charcuterie lovers. Enjoy items from their menu at the shop or take some gourmet goodies home.