Community January 25, 2018

New blog series: The Heart of the Island


A new year has begun. Resolutions have been made (most already broken by now). But one thing stands strong, our amazing community. This is Whidbey Island.

In my new blog series, The Heart of the Island, I am going to feature all sorts of local businesses, events, beaches, trails, venues, indoor and outdoor activities, and the list goes on.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a true PNW girl! I was born and raised in Bellingham, but I moved to Skagit County when I married my husband.   After the birth of our daughter, (Miracle Baby!) we decided to move to Oak Harbor, since my husband, Kristoph, had been commuting for a while, and he wanted to spend more time with her.

Moving to beautiful Whidbey Island was a huge change for us, but I am in love with this place! I still have strong ties to the main land and love any excuse to spend the day there.  For those following along from the main land, I will be highlighting events and venues in Skagit and Whatcom County as well.

One of the best things about living here is the close proximity to all sorts of adventures. I can’t wait to share them all with you! Who wants to join me? (I’m especially talking to all you ladies out there needing some girl or fellow mom time.)





If you want any community information or would like to connect with me, don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to help YOU fall in love with this beautiful island and its surrounding areas.


I mean it! Don’t be shy! I would love to hear from you!

Email me, (Rachel Bennett) at

You can call/text me at 360-319-6824


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If you want to hear more of our story, I would love to share it with you! We had a 4 year struggle before being blessed with our daughter through IVF. Our journey for more children still continues. If you or someone you know also struggles with this, I would love to offer my support and friendship.