New blog shares stories of the San Juan Islands

  • Fri Jul 27th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Now visitors can see island life from the local point of view in the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau’s new blog “Island Stories,” a collection of experiences, sustainable travel tips and profiles of farmers, artists, adventurers, naturalists, chefs, innkeepers, whale researchers and others who make up the close-knit communities of the San Juans. Island Stories features bloggers writing about nature, the arts, food, sustainability, travel, history and more. Here are samples of the first few posts:

“The San Juan Islands: A Traveling Epicure’s Delight”: Regina Zwilling, a nutritionist who teaches classes at the Orcas Food Co-op, talks about how to make the most of fresh island food, and how to take some of the islands’ bounty home with you.

“20 Years Under the Stars with Island Stage Left”: Staff writer Shannon Borg explores the story of one of San Juan Island’s most unique performance groups, celebrating their 20th anniversary this summer with outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a fantastical adventure set (naturally) on a magical island.

“The Foxes of American Camp”: Naturalist Monika Wieland Shields photographs the beautiful red foxes that make San Juan Island their home, particularly at South Beach in American Camp. She shares tips on how to safely and responsibly view wildlife.

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