Island Notes Island Notes

Why a Fall or Winter Visit Will Make Memories

You’ve done it again, haven’t you? You worked right through summer. The year’s half-over and you have a pile of vacation days. The phrase “use it or lose it” so applies to you that it hurts. You’re tempted to not worry about it, just lose them and like a few teams in sports, “wait until next year.” You’re making a … Read More

Posters for the 3 plays of 2019

Island Shakespeare Festival

July – September

The Island Shakespeare Festival 2019 features, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Winter’s Tale,” and an adaptation of Dante’s “Inferno.”

Accessible Outdoor Adventures on Whidbey and Camano Islands

Above photo: The paved trail at Hoypus Point. Although we all hope to be active and robust throughout our lives, the reality is that many of us, at least temporarily, are going to need some help getting around. Unfortunately, as amazing as today’s mobility devices are, taking in nature requires a bit of advance planning and insider information. So, with … Read More

Whidbey Island – A Food Lover’s Paradise – South Whidbey

All too often we travel somewhere only to eat at restaurants that are very similar to what we have at home.  We’re torn between the desire for a new experience and the need to be comforted by the familiar. But what if you made food exploration the central idea of your trip?  Then, it doesn’t make any sense to head … Read More

Slice of pie with a scoop of ice cream and a slice of apple in the ice cream

Whidbey Island – A Food Lover’s Paradise – North Whidbey

All too often eating on a vacation is reduced to quick grabs of fast-food crammed down quickly around whatever adventures you have planned. But what if food was the adventure? You can do that on a trip to Whidbey Island.  With a little planning and insider information, you can enrich both your palate and your knowledge about food. There are simply … Read More

Kayaking Whidbey Island

Kayaking along the shore is like a slow stroll through the woods. It’s peaceful. You’re strolling the beach, just on water instead of land. You’re not going very fast, nor are you straying very far from land. You’re on the border between earth and ocean where wildlife thrive and nature is all around. For a beginner, or even an experienced … Read More