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A close view of honey bees on a honey comb.

Camano Island Honey

Camano Island Honey has about 1.5 to 2 million bees busy pollinating plants on the island and making honey. But, it all began because one woman’s garden was not doing very well. Now, she’s responsible for an estimated one-third of the island’s honey bees!

Captain Whidbey Inn

Built in 1907 on then sparsely settled Whidbey Island, Captain Whidbey Inn has an incredibly rustic personality that stands apart from 21-century cool. New owners plan to give it a gentle “refresh.”

Colorful glass balls rest among the driftwood on a Camano Island beach.

The Great Northwest Glass Quest

The Great Northwest Glass Quest is an annual February 10-day scavenger hunt. The lucky ones end up with beautiful glass art. Meet the artists who make them.

Several bunches of various-colored carrots.

Share Our Bounty

Has this video whetted your appetite to escape to either Whidbey or Camano Island?  Please take a look at our lodging options.

Deception Pass in the Foggy Season

From mid-fall through spring is Deception Pass’s “mystery” season, where the park shows off some attitude and a Pacific Northwest-style beauty.

Sun rising against the dark outline of a bluff that is Barnum Point

Barnum Point

The Whidbey and Camano Land Trust has succeeded in saving a portion of Barnum point from developers. They met a September 6th deadline to raise the money needed to move the land deal forward.

Craig Johnson: Birds of Earth Sanctuary

Bird watching at Earth Sanctuary nature preserve reveals many exciting surprises. From majestic Bald Eagles and Osprey to tiny Rufous Hummingbirds and warblers, this 16 minute video highlights many of the birds you might see there and how they interact with the unique habitat Earth Sanctuary provides.