Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest

Whidbey and Camano Islands

The Windy Edge at Ebey’s Landing

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Whidbey Island has got to be close to the top of my list for Pacific Northwest getaways. To tell you the truth, it feels like more than just a getaway destination to me; it’s like I’m destined to live there or something. Is that weird? Do you ever get that feeling when you go somewhere, […]

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CAMP: South Whidbey State Park

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Campsites are nestled in the lush woods on a bluff here, so there are no water views from the campsites themselves. Still, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves crashing at night. The gravel beach on Admiralty Inlet is a short hike away, though, and through some nice woods, too. The park¬†tidelands […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Deception Pass State Park

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Beautiful campground with tent, RV and hike-in sites on the north tip of Whidbey Island. Reservations accepted.

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A Perfect Attic on South Whidbey

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A fantastic weekend on friendly South Whidbey

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Blowing Glass in Langley

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Before I moved to the Northwest, I knew as much about glass blowing as I did about raising camels. Which is to say, nothing.

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Cama Beach Cabin Practicalities

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My overall impression of the cabins at Cama Beach State Park? They live up to the hype. This is an incredible escape during the off-season months.

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A Weekend Among Eagles on Whidbey Island

Eagle Aerie, a self-described “occasional lodging,” is a continental breakfast B&B that sits perched atop the western cliffs of central Whidbey Island.

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New Cabins on Camano Island

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First, the really great news. On Camano Island, just 90 miles from Seattle and not requiring transport by ferry, sits a wonderful new waterfront Washington State Park set to make its debut June 21. And, it features the most charming waterfront cedar cabins. AND, they are one of the cheapest sleeps going! Practical Tips for […]

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South Whidbey Weekend

Island life. A pace or two behind the city, of course, but isn’t that why you go there?

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Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest