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Marty Bluewater, Protection Island

The Last Man on Projection Island

In 1988 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transformed Protection Island into a national wildlife refuge, evicting all human life—well, nearly all.

Where Dinosaurs Roam

In 1993, the city of Granger held a series of community meetings to discuss how to attract more visitors to the town, they decided on a new prehistoric theme for Granger—dinosaurs.

Whale Watching, San Juan Island

Trip Planner: San Juan Islands

The waters surrounding San Juan Island are indeed one of the best spots in the country to see whales in the wild-—especially orcas.

Biking in Bellingham

Bellingham’s port and bay give it a coastal vibe, while the mountains are accessible for many backcountry adventurers. There was much more to explore, however, time was short.