2018 Pre-Conference Media Trip 
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
May 2018

Autumn Morning ~ Quaint White Church in Lovely Green Vineyard

Host: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

IFWTWA thanks our hosts and San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau for coordinating our stay. All opinions expressed are the individual writer's and not those of or influenced by IFWTWA.

Think bald eagles and the quirky spouts of orca whales as your ferry glides to the San Juan Islands. The Islands are called The Gourmet Archipelago by Lonely Planet. IFWTWA members attending this press trip dined or stayed on the waterfront and learned the secrets of award-winning chefs. They also attended the San Juan Island Farmers Market, took a distillery tour and sampled tide-to-table oysters at Westcott Bay Shellfish Company’s farm. On their picturesque waterfront village stroll of Friday Harbor they visited unique shops, galleries and museums all within one square mile. Visiting the 99-year-old Lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point State Park (aka Whale Watch Park) was also a special experience.

Delicious mussels in square white dish ready to eat!

2018 San Juan Islands' Mussels ~ Photo by Linda Kissam


IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

Debbra Dunning Brouillette 
Jacqui Gibson
Priscilla Willis   


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Sip, Savor and Sigh on San Juan Island by Debbra Dunning Brouillette

A Taste of the Pacific Northwest by Jacqui Gibson

The ties THAT BIND 
by Jacqui Gibson

Outlets added as they become available


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