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Seattle Snapshot: The Monorail

Seattle Snapshot: The Monorail September 22, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
This historic Seattle feature is a unique way to see the city and take the kids on a ride the whole family can enjoy. I thought this picture provided an interesting point of view for those curious about transit and the monorail. The caption for this photo gives the following wikipedia.org description:...

Best Times to Visit Seattle

Best Times to Visit Seattle May 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Whether you’re into shopping or hiking, Seattle and the surrounding area is an excellent place to visit when it’s vacation time. But with a reputation of rainy, chilly weather most months, is summer really the only ideal time to visit Seattle? That all depends on what you want out of your...

How to Be an Instant Seattle Hipster

How to Be an Instant Seattle Hipster March 27, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
What is hip? While many have attempted to answer that question*, the fact is no one really knows for sure. Seattle is a hip town with a hip neighborhoods, hip restaurants, hip cafes and a way hip music scene, and if you’re new to the city or maybe just visiting, it’s easy to feel out of place...

A Rainy Day in Seattle: Tips for Travelers

A Rainy Day in Seattle: Tips for Travelers January 13, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Overcast, drizzly, windy as all get-out – so the Space Needle is a no-go today. That’s okay; there’s plenty to do in Seattle, rain or shine. Here’s a few tips on how tourists can handle a rainy day in the Emerald City. Where to Go 1. Cafes. Shocking, right? Personally, I adore rainy...

Stuck in SEA-TAC During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck in SEA-TAC During the Holidays? Enjoy It! November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
So you’re heading up to Vancouver for Christmas, or maybe have plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tokyo. But for now, you’re stuck in Seattle. Don’t despair! Seattle’s a cool holiday destination too – even if you only have six hours to enjoy it. In the Airport Bored?...

How to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist in Seattle

How to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist in Seattle August 26, 2010 | Off the Beaten Path, Travel Tips | Read More
Let me preface this by saying I’ve got no problem with doing touristy things. If I’ve got limited time in Paris, the Eiffel Tower will probably make the list. One day in New York City? I will see Times Square. But if you’re heading to the far corner of the Pacific Northwest and you...

Guide to Seattle Public Transportation

Guide to Seattle Public Transportation August 15, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south, but Seattle’s public transportation blows my mind. I don’t own a car and have no desire to get one – if my feet can’t get me there, the bus will. The buses in downtown Seattle are like a mix of bus, subway and trolley; you’ve...

Travel Tips: Packing for Seattle

Travel Tips: Packing for Seattle August 9, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Galoshes. Rain coats and windbreakers. A good, sturdy umbrella. Are these on your packing list for your trip to Seattle? Crumple that page up and let’s start over; Seattle isn’t quite what you might expect. “It rains all the time” – that’s what most people say when they...