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Washington

Exploring Three of Washington’s San Juan Islands With Women

Enjoy art and nature, learn about orca whales, visit a local winery, and immerse yourself in history & tradition as you explore the San Juan archipelago on an adventure just for women.
Program No. 24070RJ
Length
7 days
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1,849
Washington

Exploring Three of Washington’s San Juan Islands With Women

Enjoy art and nature, learn about orca whales, visit a local winery, and immerse yourself in history & tradition as you explore the San Juan archipelago on an adventure just for women.
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7 days
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Program No. 24070 RJ
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Step into the minds of historians, farmers, preservationists and artists as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the San Juan Archipelago on this learning adventure just for women. Join top-notch instructors and new friends on explorations through small villages as you discover this region like a local. On exciting field trips to three islands, learn about the land, people and culture that hold together these remotely empowering communities while creating your own bonds with the strong women who join you on this fascinating adventure.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a day on Orcas Island to enjoy the panoramic marine vista from Mt. Constitution, a local winery, and a unique schoolhouse from the 1800’s.
  • A ride aboard the Washington State Ferry takes you to Lopez Island to discuss and view sustainable farming and housing on the islands.
  • On San Juan Island, take field trips to National Historic Parks, a picturesque lighthouse, a lavender farm and more.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Light on the Island
by Helene Glidden
Classic story of a young girl growing up on Patos Island in the San Juan Archipelago. Her parents raised thirteen children while her father served as the Patos Island lighthouse keeper from 1905-1913. Helene reminisces about the adventure and heartbreak experienced on a beautiful but remote island where smugglers, old timers, and "God" weave in and out of their lives.
Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography
by June Burn
This autobiography chronicles Farrar and June Burns travels around the United States and their experience homesteading in the San Juan Islands, teaching Eskimos and traveling across the United States in a covered wagon. She wrote extensively for various periodicals and wrote several books. Burn's autobiography Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography (1941) documents much of her early life story, particularly her time on Sentinel and Waldron Islands in Washington’s San Juan Islands. The book has been republished several times.
Friday Harbor
by Mike Vouri, San Juan Historical Society, Julia Vouri
A book that reviews the rich history and residents of Friday Harbor throughout the past 100 years.
Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands (second edition)
by Scott Atkinson & Fred Sharpe
This wonderful field guide illustrates and describes more than 190 species of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and weeds that occur commonly throughout the San Juan Islands as well as the Gulf Islands of near Vancouver Island, Canada. The text also includes information on how the climate, topography and geology of the Islands affect plant life.
San Juan Islands, Afoot and Afloat
by Marge & Ted Mueller
Thousands of visitors are drawn annually to the San Juan Islands, which are famed for their safe, scenic boating, lush meadows and dense forests, abundant bird life, and fascinating bits of history. Most of those visitors (and residents alike) have relied on this best-selling guide to outdoor recreation in the Islands. Now in a fully revised third edition, the book covers everything you want to know about park and marina facilities, beaches, shorelines, historic sites, natural science, and marine life. Whether you arrive by land, sea, or air, this fact-filled guide is a must for enjoying the best of the San Juans.





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