Often called the gems of the Pacific Northwest, the San Juan Islands are located off Washington State between the Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver. Both a travel and culinary destination, the islands are known for tide-to-table seafood and garden-to-glass libations. Lonely Planet refers to them as "the gourmet archipelago." Getting there by plane or boat is half the fun, according to Barbara Marrett, communications manager of the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. She tells why when she guests on TRAVEL ITCH RADIO Thursday, August 31, at 8p ET. Listen live at 8p EDT as Priscilla Ann WIllis and Dan Schlossberg interview Barbara on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio.com. Learn about the island experience, from kayaking and outdoor adventure to the vibrant arts scene, and hear about the 40 art, history, and nature stops on the San Juan Islands Scenic Byway, which includes a marine route.