Articles Tagged ‘travel’

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...

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?...

A Day in Kirkland, WA

A Day in Kirkland, WA September 2, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
After attending the fourth annual Kirkland Uncorked Wine Festival earlier this summer, a few of the wonderful city hall folks I met invited me back for a day to check out Kirkland on a regular, not wine-crazed day. We started out with lunch at Meze Mediterranean Deli. Now, I’m a sucker for falafel,...

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...

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...