I just love exploring and it doesn’t matter to me if it is near or far from home. In fact, I love exploring close to home because my schedule doesn’t feel crowded with trying to see the things that I might not be able to see again. When I stick closer to home, I know I have the ability to come again and again so the little things that I stumble upon become more important and I “see” the area better.
Just recently I was in Washington for an extended weekend trip around New Year’s and I was able to do just that. I was able to concentrate my time on Whidbey Island (and do it without the crowds). So here are 5 things on the bigger scale to see and next month I will share 5 things on the smaller scale to see.