Highway 112 Scenic Byway along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a must drive for visitors to Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Recently a blog post by Road Trippers' "Roads and Rides - Your guide to the best drives, coolest cars, and all things motoring", covered a trip along this Scenic Byway to the special places of Neah Bay and Cape Flattery, the most NW point in the contiguous USA - and stops along the way. The blog has 14 gorgeous photos, a map and generally great descriptions and ideas for following HWY 112. Check out this cool video before heading out. It highlights some of the best of the best along Hwy 112. Two exciting activities coming up on the highway are: Joyce Blackberry Daze, Saturday, August 6 and the Great Strait Sale on Saturday, September 10.
Not ready for summer festivities to be over yet? Here's this weekend's Trip Idea: Sept 10-13: Live your fantasy at Forever Twilight in Forks. Remember that registration is now open to have your books signed by Author Stephenie Meyer. Yes, THE Stephenie Meyer IN PERSON! The Olympic Coven of vampires will be in the area as well as two actors from the Twilight Saga films Erik Odem and Booboo Stewart. Sept 11-13: Indulge in old-world charm of Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival. Enjoy live music, great food and drink, and of course stunning examples of wooden boats at the most inspiring wooden boat event in the world. Sept 12: Visit the Great Strait Sale on Hwy 112. It's a 61-mile long flea market on the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway. Watch for whales as they've been spotted cruising the Strait this week. Sept 6-13: Be inspired by artists during the 3rd Annual Paint the Peninsula Plein Air Competition. Hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, the competition features 27 talented painters who will be capturing the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park all weekend. This is going to be one of the most exciting weekends on the Olympic Peninsula. Join us in our celebration as we say goodbye to summer!
www.visitsunnysequim.com, download a copy of the Official Event Map, and begin planning your trip to North America’s premier lavender celebration.You step out of your car, take in the beauty of your surroundings, inhale the fresh, sweet aroma and you know you’ve arrived in Sequim for the largest lavender celebration in the country. Sequim Lavender Weekend July 18 – 20, 2014 is home to the Sequim Lavender Festival® and the Sequim Lavender Farm Tour and Fair. The weekend is packed with events for all members of the family. The Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair is a high-energy event in the heart of downtown featuring quality arts and crafts, hand-crafted lavender products, kid friendly activities, live music and, food galore. Across town at Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park and Water Reuse Site, is the Lavender Arts & Crafts Fair in the Park featuring lavender booths, hand-made crafts, community organizations, beautiful gardens, music and more food! All in a lovely relaxed setting. And then there are the lavender farms! Lavender growers and farmers welcome guests encouraging them to take in the beauty, scent, and total experience of this wonderful herb. The Heritage Farm Tour features five iconic lavender farms each with a festival in action. The farms offer educational workshops and demonstrations, crafts, food and beverages, live entertainment and more. Busses are available to Purple Haze Lavender only. Admission is required for this farm tour. The Sequim Lavender Festival Farm Tour features six lavender farms and one commercial nursery for guests to experience. Bring your camera and a picnic and enjoy the uniqueness of each farm. Admission is free. A quilt show, art shows, live theater, farmer’s market, evening concerts, and cruises are just of few of the additional events taking place throughout the Sequim-Dungeness Valley during the weekend. You’ll want to plan plenty of time to take it all in. There is a convenient shuttle bus that runs throughout the City of Sequim to take guest to events in the City. This bus does not go to any farms. To find out more about Sequim Lavender Weekend, visit