The Olympic Peninsula is dotted with small ports : Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Gamble and many others that serve as commercial centers for this region.
Rather than drive hell-for-leather through it and rush back to the highway to head back home, you'd need to spend at least a few days to really appreciate this area. It's so easy to miss on the small-town pleasures that these ports have to offer.
As you know me, I am not a big fan of " luxury travel " : exploring exclusive hotels and hidden bed and breakfast inns, food and wine testing at upscale salons and trendy restaurants, and playing 18-Holes on some snobby golf course is not my idea of adventure travel... But sometimes I wish I could just...RELAX !
That's what I found at Port Ludlow's resort during my visit to the Olympic Peninsula.
With over a half-mile of shoreline and beach surrounding the resort, our room had spectacular views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges and their 300-slip marina, and the fireplace and jacuzzi tub added a nice romantic touch. For a moment, I had an urge to rent a bike or a kayak to go exploring the area ( as I usually do ), but instead...I stayed in to enjoy a glass of wine and to taste some truly exceptional seafood.
Now that I think about it, luxury is more a state of mind than how much you spend. With proper planning, anyone can afford a stylish vacation.
Or you might be lucky enough to win one !
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Contest award is provided courtesy of the Clam Cannery, The Resort at Port Ludlow and Kenmore Air.
Give Away Includes: Complimentary two night stay for two at the Clam Cannery… in addition, you’ll receive a two night stay at The Resort at Port Ludlow, round trip flight via Kenmore Air from Seattle and transportation service between the properties.