I live with my husband and 8 year old daughter on a small island off the coast of Washington state. The drive to our little acreage winds along the edge of a mountain lake through a state park. We are chocolate makers and have a storefront and cafe in the main village on Orcas Island. We are hikers, skiers, cyclists and swimmers. We love to travel! Before we opened the chocolate shop my husband was an executive chef, and, while we enjoy eating out, we find that when vacationing we are most comfortable when we stay somewhere where we can cook for ourselves. Living in a small tourist destination we want to make people feel welcome when they visit our island. When we’re traveling we like to get to know the locals some where we’re staying. We tend to take long holidays to places where we can enjoy the outdoors or do shorter stays in a city where we can take in museums, aquariums, zoos.