International Food Writers Visit Whidbey and Camano Islands

The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association held their annual conference on Whidbey and Camano Islands. In a bold experiment, these travel experts broke from the traditional big-city conference centers and chose our islands as their 2018 conference site.

Food From Farm to Table

Farm to Table is a popular phrase these days, but what exactly is it? On Whidbey and Camano Islands, it’s far more than a business relationship, it’s a personal understanding between farmer and chef. It’s a relationship born out of years of working with each other, trusting one another, and communication. It’s two halves of a whole.

Whale Watching from Land

This map from the Orca Network shows many great places around Puget Sound where you can watch whales, if there are any nearby.

An orca, or killer whale, a few hundred yards from shore

The Whales of Puget Sound

After spending most of the summer in the San Juan Islands, our Resident orca pods venture south into inland waters for the fall and early winter months, traveling down Admiralty Inlet chasing chum salmon runs into lower Puget Sound. There are many opportunities to observe the orcas from the many miles of shoreline on Whidbey Island, the Kitsap and Olympic … Read More

Dog and Owner walking on Double Bluff Beach

Take Your Vacation Day

It’s “Take Your Vacation Day!” OK, so it’s one of those slightly annoying made-up holidays, but the idea here is spot-on. You probably left some vacation days unused in 2017. Everybody in the corporate world does.

Great Northwest Glass Quest

Each February the Northwest goes a little nuts for glass fishing floats in the Great Northwest Glass Quest. The 2019 quest is February 15 – 24.
These glass balls are made by father and son team of Mark and Marcus Ellinger. See how they work together every day to make great art.