I recently spent four days on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, venturing to places I'd never visited before. Three of my 10 favorite stops featured here are part of the Olympic Culinary Loop, which I wrote about previously: Olympic Peninsula: 53 tasty stops on Olympic Culinary Loop's adventure map. That particular road trip took me from Port Townsend south to Hood Canal. This time out, I was headed in the other direction.
My most recent 350-mile adventure also started in Port Townsend. After breakfast at The Cup, I drove west via Highway 101 to Sequim (overnight); continued on Highway 101 and the Strait of Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway (Highway 112) to Neah Bay (overnight); and backtracked southeast to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and north to Lake Crescent Lodge (overnight). The next morning, I made the 90-minute drive back to Port Townsend. It made for a very fun and refreshing four days!