This quirky illustrated travel guide showcases the hidden delights, natural wonders, and singular history of Washington and British Columbia's islands, from the author of bestseller The Best Coast.
Dream of escaping to an island, for the slower pace and stunning views? An illustrated love letter to the Pacific Northwest's iconic islands--focusing on Puget Sound, the San Juans, and Canada’s Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island--this guide charms and educates travelers, locals, and armchair adventurers alike. This alternative atlas features hundreds of illustrations and hand-drawn maps with ideas aplenty for island hopping excursions, like the best place for pie and steamed mussels on Whidbey Island, the most picturesque hikes in the San Juans, and the town on Vancouver Island to visit for salmon angling. Chock-full of unusual facts, hidden history, and roadside attractions, this offbeat island adventure celebrates a slower lifestyle that is diverse, fascinating, and altogether magical.
About the Author
CHANDLER O'LEARY is an illustrator and lettering artist, and a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the author of The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas and co-author of Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color as well as the creator of the illustrated travel blog Drawn the Road Again. She lives in Tacoma, WA, and spends every spare moment traveling America's winding back roads, sketchbook in hand.