Situated directly between Vancouver Island and Washington State, Orcas Island is the largest island in the San Juans and, in our opinion, one of the most beautiful. With a size of just over 148 square kilometers, the island serves just the right amount of civilization while still providing a remote escape.
Provence was one of my top destinations when Slade and I were planning our 3 month Europe trip in 2015. I had read all of Peter Mayle's books, had re-watched the film adaptation of A Good Year countless times, and had dreamed of the endless sunflower and lavender fields dotting the French countryside.
In July 2015, we spent 5 days driving along the Croatian coast. We would highly recommend Croatia to any traveler. It's a beautiful country that is still relatively inexpensive, and there are so many things to see and do.