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September 2020 Issue

Whidbey and Camano Islands

A rural, Pacific Northwest destination known for its rugged outdoor beauty, vibrant arts and a creative culinary crowd, Whidbey and Camano Islands immediately moved their energy in March to please curious travelers remotely.   The sights, sounds and flavors of Whidbey and Camano Islands  became available through digital tours and recipes found here https://whidbeycamanoislands.com/escape-it-all/  Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island Armchair travelers continue to explore a new…

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September 2020 Issue

Westchester County, NY

Bordered by the Hudson River on the west and by Long Island Sound to the east, Westchester County spans across 500 square miles of New York state and is a perfect place for families, couples and solo travelers eager to enjoy the crisp fall weather and celebrate the season. This year, travelers will look to the great outdoors for wide-open spaces where they will feel comfortable and safe to celebrate…

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September 2020 Issue

The San Juan Islands

When the coronavirus known as COVID-19 became a pandemic earlier this year, the San Juan Islands responded with compassion and ingenuity. Sewing circles churned out cloth masks by the dozens, restaurants kept food banks well-supplied, and distillers switched to sanitizer instead of spirits.   Other ‘signs of the times’ were, quite literally, signs. Heart-shaped cutouts expressing peace, love and encouragement were…

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September 2020 Issue

ON FLORIDA’S HISTORIC COAST

On florida’s historic coast businesses are open and welcoming guests. Crescent Beach Facemasks are mandated in the City of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach.  Ponte Vedra Beach and the rest of our county does not mandate them but businesses ask that visitors and community members wear them.  County-wide there is a pledge commitment that local businesses make to adhere to CDC guidelines…

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September 2020 Issue

CRUISING IN A “BUBBLE” DOWN THE CALIFORNIA COAST

Golden Gate Bridge As the full moon reflected off the dark seas and our boat gently rocked on the rolling swells, I thought, “this sure beat washing my hands, disinfecting delivery from my favorite Thai restaurant, and searching for something new to watch on Netflix.”  What does a travel writer do during a pandemic, other than fantasize about the exotic trips he can’t take?…

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