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42 perfect summer trips

Treat yourself to one of these great drives, islands, beach towns, lakes, or wilderness escapes

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Orcas Island park
Andrea M. Gómez

Explore nature in San Juan Islands, WA

A long summer weekend in Washington's San Juan Islands is just enough time to savor the area’s patented pleasures: orcas and eagles, kayaking and hiking, and a food scene that shows the influence of a burgeoning slow-food movement.

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