Media Trip to Whidbey and Camano Islands, San Juan Island,
Orcas Island, Washington – USA
September 2017

 Friday Harbor House

Five journalists discovered why these Pacific Northwest islands are home to many writers and artisans of every kind, as they toured beaches and historic seaside villages, dined on fresh food from local farms and met world-class chefs, friendly farmers, talented winemakers, distillers, brewers, and glass blowers: a feast for the senses and dozens of story ideas. 

Hosts: Whidbey and Camano Island Tourism and The San Juan Islands Visitor Bureau

Washington State Deception Pass Beach and Bridge

Photo: Linda Kissam 

Writers in Attendance:

Tamra Bolton
Jennifer Dombrowski
Beth Graham
Linda Kissam
Hilarie Larson 


Insanely fun ziplining on Camano Island, Washington
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat and Café on Orcas Island, WA
Exploring the Rustic Charm of Washington’s Whidbey Island
Three Perfect Days on Whidbey Island
A European Style Vacation – Without Leaving The Country
Take A European Vacation – No Passport Needed!
Whidbey, Camano and San Juan Islands in Washington
A Romantic Weekend on Washington’s Orcas Island
7 ways to commune with nature on Washington’s San Juan Islands
Savor the Salish Sea 
A Romantic Getaway on Whidbey Island
The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in the San Juan Islands

Radio: Big Blend: Hilaire Larson Visits the Historic San Juan Islands in Washington
Radio: Big Blend: Camano Island, Washington – Where Past Meets Present
Radio: Big Blend: Wonderful Whidbey Island, Washington
Radio: Big Blend: Hilarie Larson Visits Orcas Island
Radio: Camano Island-where past meets present 

Outlets added as they become available 


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