The Love Locks of Oak Harbor

The love lock tradition has come to Oak Harbor. The engraved padlocks, fastened to chain link in the shape of a heart on the side of a downtown building called The Loft. But there’s a twist on this enduring symbol of love.
These are dedicated to the men and women who serve our country.

A dozen or more fishing boats are in Deception Pass. The view is from on top of the bridge looking west.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport to Whidbey and Camano Islands

Many of these Coupeville buildings pre-date Seattle. Before computers and jets, this region was about the sea, timber, agriculture, and farming.  Visiting Whidbey and Camano Islands gives travelers the chance to experience that slower pace. You can visit unspoiled beaches, farms, wineries, and stay in unique lodging that enhances the experience. On Whidbey and Camano Islands, we call ourselves, “The … Read More

Getting Here By Train

With stops in Stanwood and Everett and connecting buses, Whidbey and Camano Islands are great train destinations. The Stanwood stop is platform-only with no amenities. There are 10 short-term parking spaces and 10 long-term parking spaces. The train platform is a one block walk west to the Island Transit 3C route with service to Terry’s Corner. More information from Amtrak… … Read More

Meeting Spaces and Natural Beauty

If you approach Whidbey Island from the north end you’re in for a special treat. Instead of lining up for a ferry you’ll drive across iconic Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey to Fidalgo Island and the mainland. The elegantly arched bridge is a breathtaking eighteen floors above the tumultuous waters that rush through the passage below. As you drive … Read More

New Flights Mean Whidbey and Camano Islands Are Closer Than Ever

Oak Harbor just got a little closer to San Diego. Langley is now closer to San Francisco and travel time between Camano Island and Las Vegas is shorter than ever. No, there wasn’t a bump in the tectonic plates beneath the islands, but what did happen is of tectonic proportions, at least in terms of northwest travel. We’re talking about, … Read More

zucchini and tomatoes at a farmers market

Garlic and Farmers Market Shopping

Shopping at a farmers market is a way to gain control of what you eat because there’s an attention to craft and a better understanding of the product. Even shopping for a simple and universal thing like garlic can turn into a learning experience at a farmers market.

Bells Beach Getaway

Come enjoy some respite from the city at our beautiful beachfront home! This newly updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath home boasts a sun-filled living room, a game room with flat-screen TV & pool table, and a large deck to enjoy sunsets and the sea air.