International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association Conference Hosted by Whidbey & Camano Islands Tourism in May

“Farms, mussels and whales, oh my!”

Whidbey Island is a traveler’s dream. Anchored in the Salish Sea, only about 45 minutes from Seattle, the island is nestled between the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Visitors find a vibrant farm-to-table culinary scene with hundreds of independent farmers and skilled chefs who source from the island. Top that off with a lively arts community, rich heritage, charming seaside villages, plenty of stunning scenery, exciting outdoor adventure and friendly islanders, and it was a prime location for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association 2018 Conference. Instead of a hotel conference center, the conference was held at Camp Casey, a historic army base turned conference center.