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A Great Idea to Sharpen Your Mind

Researchers are finding that getting out in nature can sharpen your mind, reduce stress, and help you focus in work. All great reasons to schedule some vacations outside that big city you’re working in.

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Beach of the Month – Driftwood Park

It had been cloudy and a bit drizzly all day, the kind of day where Pacific Northwest gray pushed through your coat and found that spot that gives you chills. Warm light was something that would need to be manufactured today. But, the end of the day would be different.

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Research: Vacations with your kids build their brains

Escape!  The word conjures visions of putting the stress, cares and responsibility away, even if just for a while.  But for children, it can be a time for growth and building a tighter family bond. Now, a child psychotherapist and director of London’s “Centre for Child Mental Health” says there’s scientific evidence that vacation time can be a major period of …

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Welcome the Whales Day – April 16

Celebrating the Gray Whales “Welcome the Whales Day” is Langley’s off-beat celebration of our ultimate spring-breakers, the gray whales.  Their round-trip each year between Mexico’s Baja and the waters off Alaska is an amazing story of how these creatures live.  Each spring, some, on their way from Mexico to Alaska, stop in Puget Sound to feed off of ghost shrimp …

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Whale Watching Tours from Whidbey Island

Tours Depart Oak Harbor and Langley Whale watching in the spring is special. While resident and transient orca can be found in Puget Sound almost any time of the year, March and April features the addition of gray whales. Tours are one of the best ways to see the whales. Oak Harbor “The Island Whaler” departs Friday through Sunday from the Oak …

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A Perfectly Imperfect Day’s Walk

An Impulse by Jack Penland It was an impulse. It was winter and the day was far from perfect for playing outside, but that’s the thing about impulses, they often involve a willful disregard for facts. The beach at Possession Point State Park is not something you stumble across. Located at the end of a narrow residential road at the …